Why It’s Important to Have “The Talk” Now

A report came out earlier this year that showed teen pregnancies have dropped to historic lows in Louisiana. While that’s certainly encouraging, our rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. We le...

Raising Respectful Sons Starts Early in Life

A baby’s sense of himself and others starts right from birth and the most important teachers are his parents. Raising a respectful son who respects girls and women should begin with expectations about how he sh...

Teaching Tolerance to Your Children

Children notice differences in gender and race—boys and girls, black children and white children. They begin constructing personal and social identities before they can even talk about them. They pick up on the...

Top 10 Tips for a Safe Halloween

From avoiding sugar comas to decorating pumpkins without injury, we have your Top 10 tips for a safe Halloween with the kids! Don’t use a real knife for carving pumpkins.  Get a kit—it’s safer. And even wit...

Bonding with the Grandkids New Orleans-Style

Big Easy Bonding, is it as easy as it sounds? Several years ago, one of the top travel magazines in the world named New Orleans the number one city in America for a family vacation. The selection raised eyebro...

Family-Focused Efforts for School Success

A mom of a three year old wants to help her child stop hitting at preschool. A dad of an eight year old wants his son to focus during math class. All parents of all upper school children want to help them do be...
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Challenges Facing Siblings of Special Needs Kids

Children with special needs—such as chronic illness or developmental disabilities—present challenges as well as advantages for families. Special care requires great attention and energy for parents, along with ...

Parents’ Sensitive Questions for Teachers

Sometimes you have burning questions you’re not comfortable asking your child’s teacher or principal directly. So we’ve done it for you; in this issue, we’ve asked representatives from Louise S. McGehee School ...

Uniting Or Not For The Holidays

Q: My in-laws are really great, but the holidays bug me: They never come to see us—it’s up to us to arrange to drive a few states’ over to go see them—and yet they always go way overboard on gifts for the ki...

When Our Kids Don’t Conform To Their Gender

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D. With increasing frequency, parents are opening up about their gender non-conforming children. However, parental anxiety tends to be higher for boys than girls. Traditionally parents hav...