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...

Teaching Kids Communication Skills

Teaching communication is one of the most important things parents do to educate their children. Children who hear more words by the time they start school have significant advantages over kids who are raised i...

Why It’s Important to Have “The Talk” Now

A report came out earlier this year that showed teen pregnancies have dropped to historic lows in Louisiana. While that’s certainly encouraging, our rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. We le...

Teaching Tolerance to Your Children

Children notice differences in gender and race—boys and girls, black children and white children. They begin constructing personal and social identities before they can even talk about them. They pick up on the...

Traveling With Tots

Don’t Be Unnerved When Traveling with Tots by Nina Wolgelenter This feature article from 2011 helps show parents that careful planning, managing expectations (theirs, and their children's) and some creativity...

Helping Your Teen Manage Their Stress

  There is a period between the ages of eight and 12, aptly named the “tween” years, when puberty hits. According to Dr. Nadia Webb, a pediatric neuropsychologist and director of Neuropsychol...
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Tween Dating

Tween Dating- When our kids start wading into the dating pool.In some ways, first crushes and school yard romances have changed little over the years. There is still a lot of giggling, girls being egged on ...
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Taming The Tantrums

Laurel Thomas of Metairie gives an exasperated groan as she explains how she handled two tantrums simultaneously today, from her four-year-old daughter, Caroline, and her five-year-old-son, Christian.“I can...
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Tips For Helping Your Baby Sleep Well

Research shows that sleep is crucial for replenishing the body’s energy and processing learning and memory. Some parts of our brain are more active during sleep than when we are awake. It doesn’t take a super-a...

The Importance Of Playtime

by Sarah Keith Playful interactions between a parent and an infant provide all-important bonding opportunities and encourage a baby’s natural development. What you say Your baby is noticing and reacting to s...