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Articles in Mandy Cowley, Joy Holden, Amy Delaney, Family Life and Health and Wellness

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

Stop Overparenting & Raise an Adult

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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... Read full article

A Wagon Filled with Memories

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“Let’s clean out the garage today.” How did this statement come from my mouth? If I had typed these words, I could have highlighted the sentence and pressed the delete key before anyone saw it. However, like all words, once they’re spoken in front ... Read full article

Why Can't I Have a Cupcake?

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It’s the weekend, and if you’re a parent of young children, you know what that means—birthday parties. Every parent knows the hurried hustle involved when preparing to attend a child’s birthday party. But while most parents only have to prepare one “... Read full article

It’s Hot, Baby! Keeping Little Ones Safe in the Heat

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Louisiana summers offer a unique sort of heat. And when it comes to babies, it can be downright dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), excessive heat poses the greatest danger to infants and children up to four years old.... Read full article



When Is The Right Time To Visit The Orthodontist?

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Interceptive treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.... Read full article

Stress-Free Summer Planning

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Unless single parents are teachers and have the summers off, they usually dread the summer months.... Read full article

What Type of Camp Should Your Child Attend?

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When we were kids, life was simpler. Many of us just hung around the house during the summer and played with neighborhood friends or maybe attended a local day camp sponsored by our school or city.... Read full article

Finished, But Not Done (Making the Decision to Complete Our Family)

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As parents, we all ask each other similar questions about parenthood: “How is your baby sleeping? How do you handle tantrums? Are you getting your kid a cell phone?” But the question I get most often these days, as a mother of three children who are ... Read full article

Mardi Gras May Be Near, but Flu Season is Still Here

by Mallory H. Allen, MD on

While driving to work one morning this week, a local radio DJ described Louisiana's four seasons as football, hunting, Mardi Gras, and crawfish. While this is undeniably true, those of us who work in healthcare, particularly in pediatrics, tend to re... Read full article

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