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Parenting Slowed Down And Enjoyed

Feeling frazzled? Slow down and reconnect. Demands on parents seem to stretch us in 10 different ways. It’s no wonder that the American Psychological Association reports that 57 percent of Am...
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Parenting With Appropriate Worry

From the day children enter our lives, we begin a lifelong relationship with Worry. What we worry about, and the accuracy of these worries, are the subject of Natalia Pane’s fascinating book, The Worry Clock:  ...

Nighttime Schedules And Picky Eaters

Written by The Parenting Center Q: My 15-month old wants to—and does—go to bed by 7 every night. I’ve shied from taking her to evening activities (dinners with friends, special events, etc) to respect her bedt...
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Natural Parenting And Alcoholism

  Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital   Q: My husband seems overwhelmed by our newborn, and says taking care of her “comes naturally” to me. How do I get him to ...
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Get In Touch With Infant Massage

  Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital       Babies of all species need touch. It is an underestimated, yet powerful element in developing and reinfor...

Getting The Most From Camp

6 Easy Tips to ensure your child will have the best summer camp experience!   1) Choose carefully. A preschooler will do best at a camp that has many of the same qualities as a good preschool: a nurturing en...

Happy Campers

Camp is supposed to be fun. But some young children new to the experience can feel anxious and unsure. There are things parents can do to ease the transition and set children up for successful summer camp exper...

Everything You Need To Know About Camps

summer, skeeters, and s’mores! Sometimes with camps, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. As parents ponder what they’ll do with their children this summer, we hope this list of myths and facts about camps...
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Back Talk And Eye Rolling

Riding the emotional roller-coaster of life with a middle school child. Contributed by the Parenting Center When we talk about the middle school years, it’s important to try to remember what those years are ...
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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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