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Opening the Dialog with Your Child Through Books

July 1, 2020 Books Examining the Themes of Anti-Racism, Social Justice, and Supporting Black Voices  Below are books we recommend reading with your children to discuss race.   Sign-up to receive our newslett...

5 Tips For Getting Kids To Do Their Household Chores

May 11, 2020 Let’s face it, nobody likes to do chores, children and adults alike! If your child needs motivation for doing their duties, here are 5 ways to inspire success. Sign up to receive our Nola Famil...

Body-Postitivity: It Starts With You

Raising kids with a healthy body image means that parents also need to take a look in the mirror. Typically, body image awareness is thought to be associated with adolescents who are entering puberty or naviga...

Committed to the Game: Youth Travel Sports

"At a certain point, the gears shift and kids became more passionate. That’s when the switch to travel comes into place." by James Sebastien, April 4, 2019 New Orleans area parents and coaches discuss the...
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Adulting classes teach what schools/parents aren’t

by Nola Family staff, April 2, 2019 Reading, writing, and arithmetic — and changing a tire, paying taxes, and banking. “Adulting” education is a growing trend across the U.S. These classes, like the ones offe...

10 reasons why teens should work at summer camp!

Your teen has years of experience as a participant at summer camp; now he’s old enough to apply to join the camp staff as a counselor in training (CIT). As a CIT, young teens—usually age 14 or older—gain bene...

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...

Giving Back Instead of Taking a Break 

Local students skip the beads and beaches to help those in need  Taylor Stansberry loves Carnival parades, especially the spectacle of Fat Tuesday when countless thousands of people line the streets of New Orl...

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