Child Safety

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, 2018 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...

Concussions in Kids

Even a casual consumer of sports news has likely noticed, over the last three to five years, the increased attention to concussions. With that has come, quite frankly, a lot of misinformation.  Here, we provide...

Top 10 tips for ‘festing’ with kids

In and around New Orleans, we love to celebrate, and spring and summer are when we really get going. For some families, the decision is obvious…GO! Pack up the necessities, put on some dancing shoes, and don’...
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Wreck the Halls

Boughs of holly and other perils of the holiday season   Sure, you've got the gates in place, the latches on, and you know all about stove safety. But the holidays are like the American Ninja Warrior of child...

5 Tips for a Safe Halloween

Don't use a real knife for carving pumpkins. Get a kit - it's safer. And even with a kit, don't let kids under age 14 carve the pumpkin. Instead, let your child draw the design with a marker, and you carve. ...

is there a gun in the house

is there a gun in the house? Firearms are all around us. Be safe.   It can be feel like an awkward and uncomfortable question. I mean, you're just getting to know a new mom, and your kids get along great, an...

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