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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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Summertime Jobs For Tweens And Young Teens

Finding the right summertime jobs for tweens and teens. While caviar dreams may be farfetched, tweens and teens can earn some decent spending money this summer. But summer employment’s rewards go beyond the mo...

Natural Night Owls and the Struggle for Self-Control

Ever wonder how your grumpy, sleepy teen functions at school in the morning? According to a new study published in the December 2016 issue of Pediatrics, perhaps not too well. Along with lots of other changes ...

Strengthening Relations with Your Pre-Teen

When children move into the preteen years, parents often struggle with the changes this new stage of development brings.  Just looking at the titles of popular parenting books for this age group—like The Roller...

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