Ages & Stages

Establishing Fine Motor and Writing Skills

Giving a Helping Hand With increasing exposure to technology and tablets and less time drawing, coloring, and playing, children’s development of fine motor and writing skills are negatively impacted.  Because ...

Spotlight: Crossroads NOLA

In the Greater New Orleans area, there are over 400 children in foster care on any given day. And every day, social workers struggle to find available foster care for these kids. With over 4,000 children in fo...

Testing 1-2-3

Can an IQ test truly determine a young child’s intellectual potential?   In the winter, Santa Claus may be making his list and checking it twice, but New Orleans parents are busy researching schools and navig...

Giving Back in NOLA During the Giving Season

Kehoe-France School brings you ways to embrace acts of kindness and charity over the holidays Most of us are fortunate enough to be together with loved ones over the holidays, sharing ample food and gifts. But...

Caught Being Kind

First and second grade students at St. George's Episcopal School built a "Buddy Bench," a safe space where children can sit if they need help finding a friend at recess.   How local schools teach kindne...

First Day of School Jitters

  Tips and strategies for easing your child into the school routine             Whether this is your child’s first school experience, or he is gearing up to head back to the classroom, there are some thi...

Guidance, Discipline and the Perils of Punishment 

Giving choices and being respectful will yield better results   What do you think of when you hear the word “discipline?” Something helpful? Instructive? Punitive? Well, punishment doesn’t work. It may establ...

Letting Go Again 

Purging your home of childhood artifacts doesn’t mean erasing the memories  About four years ago I wrote about letting go when it was time for my daughter, Olivia, to move away to college.   Much to my surpri...

Diversifying the Plate of Picky Eaters 

Take baby steps to establish a new food routine  Michelle Bullock knows a thing or two about picky eaters. Her two-year-old son, Ronald, has a few favorite foods, but the Lakeview mom wishes he would add a li...

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