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...

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...

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...

5 Things You Should Know About the Zika Virus

Sponsored article While the New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board wages an impressive war against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus, it’s still seriously scary—and a growing c...

Traveling With Tots

Don’t Be Unnerved When Traveling with Tots by Nina Wolgelenter This feature article from 2011 helps show parents that careful planning, managing expectations (theirs, and their children's) and some creativity...

Top 10 Firework Safety Tips

  Did you know the largest age group to suffer injuries from fireworks is children ages 0-4? the second largest is children aged 5-14 years!   Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:  Never allow y...
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Vaccinations

  Written by April Capochino-Myers       Today’s vaccines offer unprecedented protection against a myriad diseases   New Orleans mom Sarah G. Fischer was adamant abo...

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...
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Water Birthing

  Written by Maria Barrios   Water babies   Why moms are turning to the tub to labor and deliver   By Maria Barrios Raina Zelinski-Wahnsiedler wasn’t committed to labor...

Understanding Challenging Behavior

Biting. Screaming. Lying. These and other common misbehaviors in kids often have predictable triggers: hunger, boredom, over-stimulation, being overly tired, or trying to avoid punishment. How a child reacts to...