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Helping Your Toddler Through the Transition Struggle

How’s your day going? Ever heard someone say, “The devil is in the details”? For parents – and teachers – the day can be made or broken when we are paying the least attention: during transitions. Even if you ha...

Doing the Best I Can

by Adela Baker, CACP Yesterday, around noon, I met my son at his day camp. I had taken the time to make and pack a well balanced and colorful lunch: his favorite sandwich (bologna with mayonnaise) his favorite...
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Nature vs. Nurture, and Your Role as a Parent

The age-old debate... For centuries, experts have debated the relative weight of nature versus nurture (or environment versus genetics) on the development of children, and to this day, no one knows the exact r...

Summer in the City

It’s summer – make the most of your time with your kids   Summer. A time to loosen up, relax and play. For most people, the pace slows a bit and schedules open up. Without homework and after-school commitment...

How to Streamline your Life in 5 Easy Steps

by Nola Family Staff It's Time to Simplify your Summer While many people associate streamlining and organizing their lives with New Year’s resolutions, the reality is most people need it the most when the sch...

Cheetah

by Adela Baker, CACP   My third grader had to take a timed multiplication quiz. He had to complete 100 problems, from 0-12 times tables, in under three minutes. People, I didn’t know if I could do this either...

ADHD is not a disability. It is a gift!

by Adela Baker, CACP   I often get called by parents who at their wit’s end with their ADHD kid. I listen to their litany of complaints and the sob stories of IEPs, social anxieties, gaming addictions, evil t...
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The Importance of a Language-Rich Home

How verbal interaction with babies and toddlers leads to a lifetime of benefits. 10-month-old Sasha sits on the living room floor, playing with her toys.  Dad looks at her from the couch where he is folding la...

Creating a Peaceful “Neighborhood” for All of Us

What would Mr. Rogers say about guns and children in America? In the wake of the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida the children I see in my practice are again fearful. While it is highly unlikely tha...

Mrs. Cambre’s New Orleans Family Tradition

Betty Cambre and her family. By Laura Claverie     For most grandmothers, Sunday is a time of leisure.  But not if you are Betty Cambre of River Ridge.  It is on these normally slow days that she is at her ...

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