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Have you Talked to Your Child about Alcohol?

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With all of the fun and somewhat “cool” appearance, should parents really be surprised if their children are interested in trying alcohol? How does a young child differentiate between what is harmful and what is appropriate use of these substances? ... Read full article

Friendsgiving and Solitary Celebrations: Make the Most of Thanksgiving

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The long-held tradition of the family gathered around a table for a savory Thanksgiving feast carries fond memories for most. Yet, many will spend the day alone, either out of circumstance or by choice. Whatever the case, there are plenty of ways to ... Read full article

Are the Vaccines Safe for Kids?

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Louisianians ages 12 and up can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, following a thorough review and decision by the FDA and CDC. Now, more families have the ability to protect their children and enjoy summer with confidence.... Read full article

Adele B.

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2021-22 Cover Kid Adele B. has been in pageants since she was 18 months old, and she loves them. For her, it’s her favorite sport. She enjoys singing Christmas songs all year round and swimming, and she’s quite the animal lover, too. She... Read full article

Vaccines: Deadly Choices Or Your Child's Best Shot?

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On the back of the exam room door in our pediatrician’s office, there is a detailed vaccination schedule. I do not have this schedule memorized, but I don’t need to–our eight year old has committed it to memory. She will happily tell anyone who might... Read full article



Layla A.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Layla A. experienced her first ever photo shoot with us when she posed for our 30th anniversary cover. Layla plans to continue pursuing modeling, and she hopes to add acting to her resume, too. ... Read full article

Join the Gym So You Can Take a Nap!

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So, Laura,... put on work-out clothes, and headed to the gym for free child care with paid membership. She dropped her three kiddos off at the nursery and walked straight out the door to her minivan where she had brought a pillow and blanket. ... Read full article

Myths Versus Facts: Talking to Kids About Suicide

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How we talk about suicide with kids is fraught with misconceptions. But as difficult as these conversations might be, our willingness to listen and be direct with our kids can mean the difference between life and death.... Read full article

Harmony W.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Harmony W. felt like a model during her first ever photo shoot. She didn’t want it to end! Harmony hopes to continue modeling, but right now, she’s excited to be back in school so she can make new friends. ... Read full article

Thriving at Camp: Why Your Child Should Attend this Summer

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The sound of the last school bell before summer break leads to warm feelings of nostalgia for many of us. Sure, part of it was the fact we did not have to wake up early and spend all day in class, but the memories made during those sunny months make ... Read full article

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