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...
summertime jobs for tweens and teens

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...

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...

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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Teens’ Rights To Privacy

 Lindsay Cahill*, mom to a boy, 13, and two girls, 15 and 16, says that when her daughters were each in sixth grade, they started sharing less about their lives.“There was secretiveness in their be...