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The Pain of Our Children

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We do everything in our parental power to protect our children. Desperately wanting to prevent pain. Yet, pain is inevitable. All of my children have been hurt not only by the world but by people they love, including me.... Read full article

Strategies for a Stress-free Christmas

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Learn how to relieve stress during the holidays.... Read full article

Coronavirus Cancellations & Postponements

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Due to Coronavirus concerns, many events and festivals scheduled around town have been cancelled or postponed. Here are the current cancellations and postponements. This will be updated as we are made aware of them.... Read full article

Children Using Melatonin: Is it Safe?

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Some children may have difficulty producing melatonin or may have another exception that is keeping them from sleeping. Is melatonin the answer?... 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



Summertime Safety in Louisiana

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Ahhh, summer in Louisiana! We love the fun of traveling, outdoor activities, and free time inside. Yet, the season also brings its dangers that may exist year-round, but spike to alarming levels when school bells stop ringing and vacation time is ... Read full article

Parental Procrastination

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Is it hurting your child?... Read full article

Connecting With Grandparents

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Five ways to encourage your children to connect with their grandparents.... Read full article

Raising an Expressive Child

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Does your child throw temper tantrums when things don’t go his way? Does he hit siblings when he is mad? Does he throw toys across the room when he is frustrated?... Read full article

Are Your Child's Bad Habits Driving you Nuts?

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Although most children’s bad habits are developmentally related and disappear over time, behaviors that persist and are injurious or intensify may need to be addressed.... Read full article

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