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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...

Spotlight – LOOP NOLA

May 1, 2021 Teaching Life Skills in the Great Outdoors  Jon Skvarka - Executive Director LOOP NOLA was born of Dan Forman’s belief in the power of positive outdoor experiences for disadvantaged youth, p...

7 Summer Camps It Would Be A Mistake To Miss! 

May 1, 2021 If you haven't yet signed up your kiddo for camp, here are seven camps that still have space. Sign up now so your child is guaranteed an amazing, active summer! *Note, please contact camps to ver...

Parenting Corner – Sibling Relationships

April 1, 2021  How to Improve COVID-strained Bonds  The past year has been a trying one for family relationships. Many parents have felt this most intensely in their children’s relationships with each other. ...

Why Summer Camp Is Now More Important Than Ever 

April 1, 2021 Camp experiences help your child grow emotionally, physically, and relationally  The events of 2020 had a significant global impact, especially on those who will experience their long-term after...

Gear to Get – Safe Sensory Exploration

April 1, 2021 From birth through early childhood, children learn by engaging all their senses and exploring their environments. These engaging items are great for youngsters, including those on the autism sp...

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