When Should I Talk to my Children About Drugs and Alcohol?

The short answer to this question is… you can start laying the groundwork as soon as your child can talk and comprehend. One father trained his two-year-old daughter to cover her face whenever she was confronted with a cigarette smoker in public. According to Kidshealth.org, age eight to twelve is a more realistic time frame to talk to your kid(s) about drugs. One caveat is to keep the message age-appropriate to avoid overwhelming your child with information. Preschool to Age 7 This... read more

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Do-Overs and New Orleans

Dear City of New Orleans, I had the pleasure of visiting you this past weekend, and let me just say this: You are worth the hype. The French Quarter, the people, the food, the action, the music, the chaos, the … read more

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Breastfeeding Basics: Teleclass Re-cap

Expertly facilitated by Gina Ciagne, Vice President of Healthcare at Lansinoh, and generously sponsored by Lansinoh, participants ended this informative teleclass with practical tips that moms could implement immediately in order to make their breastfeeding experience a positive one for both mom and … read more

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5 Questions to Help Find the Right Pediatrician

Lots of anxieties arrive before the delivery of a new baby. Will she be healthy? How much and how often should she eat? How much sleep will he need? What should we do about immunizations? And what if I have … read more

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Readers’ Comments about Father-in-Law’s Questionable Behavior

Many readers responded to my column, “Daughter-in-Law Is Upset with Father-in-Law’s Behavior”, which raised the issue of developing romantic relationships when one’s spouse has severe Alzheimer’s disease. One reader points out the relevance of this issue with these facts: More … read more

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REST: The Bedtime Battle

Insomnia can be a very frustrating experience for kids and adults alike. This frustration is not only aggravating, but it also keeps us awake even longer. While we are lying in bed thinking about the bills we need to pay … read more

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Finding the Extraordinary

I saw the quote below by William Martin, posted on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Facebook page, and loved it so much I thought I would share it: The Parent’s Tao Te Ching Do not ask your children to strive for … read more

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S.O.S. Product Review: BabyBackups

*This is sponsored product review Review by Juliette DeCarlo What parent hasn’t experienced a diaper blowout at the most inopportune time? They always seem to come in the middle of the night, at lunch with friends, or even when your … read more

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