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The Importance of a Language-Rich Home

How verbal interaction with babies and toddlers leads to a lifetime of benefits. 10-month-old Sasha sits on the living room floor, playing with her toys.  Dad looks at her from the couch where he is folding la...

Spotlight: Crossroads NOLA

In the Greater New Orleans area, there are over 400 children in foster care on any given day. And every day, social workers struggle to find available foster care for these kids. With over 4,000 children in fo...

How Early Intervention can help your child

How Early Intervention can help your child meet his milestones on time    It's hard not wonder what age is the right age for Early Intervention (EI). If your child is  0 to 3 years old, and  may not be meetin...
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The Wiggle Room: Fidget Spinners

What’s behind the popular classroom craze? Pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) are constantly recommending various fidget tools for patients with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. It has take...
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Halloween at Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores, patients and families to celebrate Halloween at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans “Spirit of Children provides kids in hospitals with much-needed play and distra...

Hiring the right Sitter

It can be a leap of faith, trusting that you've hired the right sitter.  When Lori Coulter of Mid-City first left her nine-month-old twins with a sitter, she was calm, albeit a bit anxious. “I either had my ph...

Family Yoga Can Heal Your Worries

As a parent, do you wake up with an immediate worry? Is there something that - BAM - is on your mind first thing in the morning about your children, family and all of the things that you have to get done? Famil...

Martial arts help children achieve fitness AND focus

    New Orleans is an exciting place for children to learn martial arts and achieve fitness, focus and discipline.             Ella Szalai began taking karate lessons in the first grade to learn self-defense a...

A Child’s Brain and Yoga: A Great Combination

Haven’t you been hearing the “buzz” about kid’s yoga everywhere? Reason being is that there is great discovery of the positive effects yoga has on your child’s well-being! As the yoga proverb goes: “We are huma...

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