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It’s official– Don’t spank your kids!

nola family staff, Nov. 7, 2018 The American Academy of Pediatrics announced Monday that parents should not spank their children. In their strongly worded policy statement, the Academy warned against the harmf...

Listen To Your (Kid’s) Gut!

By Sarah Herndon, November 2018 For two long years, Annette Shilling listened to countless advice from her pediatrician, other parents and even a psychologist on how to make her young daughter have regular, pa...

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...
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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...

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