Siblings often joke about being Mom’s favorite. But a new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that parents playing favorites is no joking matter. Seventy percent of mothers who participated in the survey admitted to having a favorite ch
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Catholic High School was recently named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This is the sixth time CHS has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category - the only school in the natio
“What are you doing about Halloween?” has replaced “What are you doing about school?” as the new go-to question within my parent friend groups now that we’re all pretty settled in our learning routines, whether hybrid, virtual or homeschooling. It’s
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Baton Rouge, LA – Ochsner Baton Rouge has a new, easy and safe way for anyone to get a flu shot. On October 24th, residents have the option to drive up and receive a flu shot without getting out of their car.
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A young breast cancer survivor has found a new way to fight the disease. Between treatments, Whitney Breaux recently launched a new campaign to help save lives.
After finishing their novel unit on Lord of The Flies, Mrs. Wales’ eighth grade English class participated in a group breakout box assignment in partnership with Mrs. Liner, the middle school librarian. A breakout box activity is one that requires bo
On Oct. 8, for National Depression Screening Day, NAMI Louisiana will host a free online learning session called, “Recognizing Depression,” to educate Louisiana residents about the signs, symptoms and treatment of depression in adults. Anthony Germad
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Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge has been named the 2020 Hospital of the Year (Medium) by Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA) and Louisiana Nurse Foundation (LNF).
As a counselor, I treat a lot of anxiety. As a human, I’ve had a lot of anxiety. I believe worrying just comes as part of the human condition. If someone claims they never worry, I’m thinking they either have an impressive supply of medication, or no
One of the biggest challenges parents currently face is how to manage our children’s access to technology. When they are young, we worry about them spending too much time staring at screens and not getting outside to play. As they get older, they sta
Our country is brimming with amusement destinations from coast to coast, but have you ever been to one that’s located 7,100 feet above sea level? That’s just one reason to visit–it’s the only mountain-top theme park in America. You’ll travel by state
“What’s normal for children this age?” “Will these errors resolve on their own?” “How do I address this issue?” Have these thoughts entered your mind after noticing differences in your child’s development while observing other children?
The period when babies are teething can be tough on children and their parents. While parents who have dealt with teething infants in the past might be able to recognize when their new babies’ teeth are coming in, first-time parents may wonder why th
Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. Those 12 seconds changed everything for Dylan Domangue, and they were the first seconds of his life.
Although stay-at-home orders didn’t turn me into a better homemaker, they did expand my horizons within the domestic sphere, and this old dog learned some new tricks. While my thumb is still black and my house is still…lived in…more time spent at hom
Filling a shopping cart online is fun, but it’s not as fun as filling up a cart in real life, at least for me. I am sure it has something to do with instant gratification. Online shopping gives that sweet dopamine release, but the payoff is delayed w
Pick the perfect pumpkin with your kiddos this Fall season at one of these perfect pumpkin patches. Or, if you’re up for a challenge, take on one of the corn mazes and see if you can make it to the finish line during a day of fun with your family.
In a year that has been dominated by uncertainty from a “novel” virus, one thing that is for sure is that the influenza virus will be making its appearance in the coming weeks. It is important to remember that influenza kills otherwise healthy adults
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Waitr is offering free grocery delivery to anyone in the Baton Rouge area unable to get to their area grocery or just wanting to stay at home before the storm hits.
Sean Gardner, a second-year teacher at Parkview Baptist School, is revolutionizing the structure of a traditional physics class by changing not only the way it is taught, but the way it is graded as well.
“My four year old reads at a third-grade level,” proudly beams Isaiah F.A. “Yesh” Cohen, Ph.D., a young father of three girls. “As we read certain words Rachel doesn’t know, I write them down so that she can learn them later. We’re working on the low
These 5 Celebrity Mama's are strutting their honest postpartum seflies and we're here for it!
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What do you want for your child? Most parents would say that they want their child to do well in school and to have friends. A foundational skill that can help your child achieve both is his ability to control impulses, follow directions, and consid
In the not-so-distant past, extended families were the norm, with multiple generations residing on the same street, if not in the same house.
A diagnosis of autism can turn a family upside down, and that was the case for William Spiller IV when he was diagnosed at age two. Because he didn’t speak or respond, doctors first thought his hearing was the problem, but an auditory brainstem respo
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.
So this just happened. As my wife gets ready in the bathroom, she talks to Alexa to find out the time and weather. And yes, an Alexa is in the bathroom. If you have not done this life hack yet, you really need to try it. Anyway, I listen to this ever
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The Arc of East Ascension’s 2020 Dancing For A Cause fundraising event will be held virtually this year. Due to the transition, The Arc of East Ascension is calling for participants.
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“Currently, my tween’s activities and hobbies include binge-watching Fuller House.” If this sounds familiar, you may very well be in good company. In some cases, young children and tweens discover interests and hobbies early on; keeping them very occ
As parents, we witness many indescribable moments because of our children. It doesn’t get much better than watching your own beautiful ballerina pirouette across the stage for the first time, or the way your heart swells when you witness a near perfe
After months of varying degrees of lockdowns and quarantines, we all have a better idea of what it means to be a stay-at-home parent. And while the time of truly staying home isn’t an accurate picture of normal times when we can actually take our chi
Snaggle tooth was a nickname I was called growing up, and my parents’ investment in braces is one of the monetary gifts for which I’m most grateful. My husband also had braces going up, so we were not at all surprised to learn that our eight year old
Parkview students returned to campus for the 2020-2021 school year. Parkview’s COVID-19 Task Force spent most of the summer preparing for the precautions and protocols necessary to have full day face-to-face instruction for pre-K through 12th grade s
Music plays an important role in our lives. Whether we’re strumming along to our favorite song, singing in the car with the kiddos in the backseat, or playing the keyboard (or piano) during a family singalong, music lifts our spirits and provides us
“The year was 1965. My brother and I attended a small country school. It was not uncommon for students to drive to school with weapons on gun-racks in pickup trucks. Rifles, shotguns, and pistols of all shapes and sizes could be found in the parking
Children often have different interests from one another. Some may take interest in sports, some in cooking or baking, and some in collecting objects like buttons or coins. Occasionally, parents may take notice that their children are taking an inter
Imagine spending all this time and energy raising your kids, and then when you send them off to college someday, you still have to call to wake them up every morning to make sure they get to class on time. Sounds shocking, right? When I was in colleg
The moment your child utters her first word, you’ll probably want to announce it to the world, while quickly marking the occasion in her baby book. You probably won’t be so thrilled, however, when her word of choice evolves into the very opinionated
Between staying at home, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school late this fall.
Katrina Rivers Labouliere doesn’t feel like her life is particularly exceptional despite her years of advocacy work with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.
The meme about Schrodinger’s virus speaks to me. We don’t know if we have COVID-19 at any given time, but we have to act as if we do while interacting with others to keep them safe. And we have to act as if we don’t have COVID-19 to remember to take