Baby & Toddler

Parenting Corner – Making Decisions

January 1, 2022 This month’s school issue brings to mind how overwhelming the selection of a school can feel to parents. But if you are just starting out as a new parent, the first years of life require lots...

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...

What’s the Update on COVID-19?

October 1, 2021 My son, the confirmed lounge lizard, recently made the surprising announcement that he was joining his high school cross country running team this fall. A few days later, he added another surpr...

Parenting Corner – Raising A Creative Child

May 1, 2021 Every day ways to encourage your child’s creativity New Orleans is nothing if not a city of tremendously creative people. (Just think: how many adults in other places spend so much time making cos...

Wiggle Room – Is Your Baby Ready To Walk?

May 1, 2021 How to recognize and encourage mastery of developmental milestones – from sitting and crawling to walking  One of the biggest milestones in a baby’s development is walking. Many parents put much w...

Learning Years – Poop Withholding

April 1, 2021 What To Do When Your Child Refuses To Go  Every parent will agree that toilet learning is best when it is a natural process. A child will observe and do it when they are old enough and emotional...

Wiggle Room – Childhood Vision Exams and Screenings

March 1, 2021 When it comes to a child’s health, vision is an aspect often overlooked by parents. Even though children get quick vision screenings in their pediatrician’s office during regular health check-u...

Summer Camps 2021: What to Expect of Camps this Summer

March 1, 2021 With the end of school fast approaching, we recognize that parents want to know what to expect during this second summer of the COVID-19 “new normal” and summer camps.  In January, the Nola Fami...

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