Volunteer with these local organizations

Want to help but can’t leave the city? Try these local organizations:  New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.  Visit habitat-nola.org/volunteer, email volunteer@habi...

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...

Strengthening Relations with Your Pre-Teen

When children move into the preteen years, parents often struggle with the changes this new stage of development brings.  Just looking at the titles of popular parenting books for this age group—like The Roller...

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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Discipline Advice By Ages

Parenting falls somewhere between an art and a combat zone. Still, unless there is a real problem, most parents don’t look beyond their friends and family for parenting help. Although there is no one way to par...

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...