First Day of School Jitters

  Tips and strategies for easing your child into the school routine             Whether this is your child’s first school experience, or he is gearing up to head back to the classroom, there are some thi...

Diversifying the Plate of Picky Eaters 

Take baby steps to establish a new food routine  Michelle Bullock knows a thing or two about picky eaters. Her two-year-old son, Ronald, has a few favorite foods, but the Lakeview mom wishes he would add a li...

Giving Back in NOLA During the Giving Season

Embracing acts of kindness and charity over the holidays. Most of us are fortunate enough to be together with loved ones over the holidays, sharing ample food and gifts. But there are many in need throughout o...

Teaching Kids Communication Skills

Teaching communication is one of the most important things parents do to educate their children. Children who hear more words by the time they start school have significant advantages over kids who are raised i...

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...

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...
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Storytimes

New Orleans Public Library  Algiers, Tuesdays at 10:30 am & Saturdays at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm Alvar, Mondays at 10 am & Saturdays at 1:30 pm Central City, Tuesdays at 10 am Children’s Resour...

Out With The Old And In With The Not So New

    ThredUp-  online clothing exchange   We ALL love the 'deal' on children's clothing, whether it's one of New Orleans's bi-annual huge consignment sales or or nicer consignment boutique...

Redshirting Kindergartners

  Academic redshirting--voluntarily delaying the start of kindergarten until a child is six--was named after the red jerseys worn by college athletes who were kept out of competition for a year so that ...