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Parenting Corner – Making Decisions

January 1, 2022 This month’s school issue brings to mind how overwhelming the selection of a school can feel to parents. But if you are just starting out as a new parent, the first years of life require lots...

Hip Grannie – The Eyes Have It

January 1, 2022 By Laura Claverie In an earlier Hip Grannie, I wrote about our granddaughter Amelia’s love of fashion. Laurie Claverie Even as a four year old, she could walk into my closet and pull t...

Spotlight – H.Y.P.E. NOLA

January 1, 2022 By Lynzi Whalen Harnessing youth's potential and energy, better known as the acronym H.Y.P.E., was a dream of David Magee Jr. After working for years in the Jefferson Parish Juvenile System as...

Do Children Lack Empathy? 

January 1, 2022 By Susan Marquez While bullying is not a new thing, the awareness of bullying among children has increased in recent years. Some have blamed social media for taking bullying from the playgro...

Parenting Corner – Holidays and Family Rituals

December 1, 2021 As holidays approach, the demands on families increase dramatically. However, what children need from parents is time and attention, which may be in short supply this time of year. One way t...

Building a Foundation of Empathy to Foster Inclusion

Of all the goals that parents have for their children, a well-developed sense of empathy is high on the list.  Empathy is defined as the ability to emotionally understand what other people feel, see things fro...

Parenting Corner – Raising A Creative Child

May 1, 2021 Every day ways to encourage your child’s creativity New Orleans is nothing if not a city of tremendously creative people. (Just think: how many adults in other places spend so much time making cos...

Is it the COVID Blues or Depression?

March 1, 2021 How to tell if your child needs professional attention   Is your child whining more than usual about life being unfair? Are they unusually anxious about friendships? Or maybe they’re moping abou...

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