Child Safety

Safe Summer Camp Checklist

Did you know that many camps are not regulated or inspected? In Louisiana, a licence is required by the Department of Health and Hospitals to operate a summer day camp, but not all enforce safety polic...

LA’s Updated Car Seat Law: What You Should Know

July 30, 2019 This Thursday, Louisiana's revised car seat law will take effect. Here’s what every parent and guardian needs to know — even those with children aged 13-18. State legislators this year tied chil...

Can Swimming Make Your Kid Smarter?

by Erin Cohn, January 15, 2019 While many people are aware of the physical benefits of swimming, new research suggests that it can also be instrumental in early childhood brain development. Love Swimming, th...

BEad AWARE- The Toxic Tale of Mardi Gras Beads

By Kate Stevens City workers just pulled 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads from storm drains. These same beads can be contaminated with dangerously high levels of lead– and let's be honest, beads that almost e...

Coaching from the Sidelines

By Ann Herren, October 2018 It’s been two years, yet one Metairie mom still gets emotional recalling when another school mother approached her after their daughters’ middle school volleyball game. “Your da...

Watch Out! There’s an App For That…

By Sarah Herndon, October 2018 The world of social media apps and kids is ever-changing. It’s almost guaranteed that something unpleasant will happen to your child via their smartphone at some time. Stay on to...

7 Tips to Reduce Backpack Injury to your Child

updated August 22, 2019 Over 5,000 kids will visit the emergency room this year due to backpack related injuries... and more than half of the students who use backpacks don’t heed the weight safety guidelines...

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