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Celebrating Festival Season With Your Child

  How to get the most out of festival season with your little ones.   For NOLA families, festivals are like Mardi Gras—a way of life. We start the little ones early and go often. Having a game plan b...
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Being Able To Let Go

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D. My only child graduated from high school in May and is off to the East Coast for college later this summer. Like most parents, I’ve always dreaded this transition. But now that it’s h...
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Bad Playdates, Biters, And Health Obsessions

Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital Bad Playdates Q. My son's best friend, a fellow four-year-old next door, is a beast, to put it mildly. He's destructive, defiant, and doesn't heed his pa...

Birds Bees And Copying Older Siblings

  Birds, Bees & Copying Older Siblings   Written by The Parenting Center       Q: When should I discuss the “facts of life” with my childre...
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Active Imaginations And Bullies

  Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital       Active Imagination       Q: My 3 1/2 year old daughter has a new best friend, ...