Parenting Corner: Bonding Through Play

July 3, 2019 Playtime with your kids won’t only make your connection stronger, it can also relieve that summertime cabin fever.  It’s summertime, which means sunshine, snoballs, and stress! With children bein...

Parenting Corner: Raising Resilient Children

By Lisa Phillips May 16, 2019 "Love the child you have, not the one you thought you’d have." A child’s resilience to disappointments isn’t always a personality trait. Sometimes, it needs to be nurtured a...

Structure makes playtime more fun for all.

When you reflect on some of your most enjoyable memories of playing as a child, what kinds of experiences come to mind? For me, these are memories of playing at my grandparents’ homes. One grandmother set asid...

Change Happens

By Jenni Watts Evans, 1.10.19 This month brings a new year – and a transition out of the holiday season and back to the usual routine. That’s a comfort for most parents, but for kids, it can be stressful. Next...

Fostering Your Child’s Independence

By Jenni Watts Evans, September 13, 2018 Learning Skills: Part 1 of a 2 part series. When you think of homework and helping your child do better in school, you probably picture paper and pencil, drills ...
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Helping Your Toddler Through the Transition Struggle

by Jenni Watts Evans, 7/16/18 How’s your day going? Ever heard someone say, “The devil is in the details”? For parents – and teachers – the day can be made or broken when we are paying the least attention: dur...

‘Festing’ in New Orleans with Kids

Fest with the Best! So many choices means lots of reasons to get into the festival spirit and no excuses to miss out. You can go big or small – pack up for a day at French Quarter Fest or just grab the bare ne...

Give Dad Credit Where Credit is Due

When fathers take an active role in parenting, kids survive and THRIVE!             Behold the bungling father. Ever notice how the media has portrayed dads? They tend to be cast in the role of the loveable g...