Common Myths and the Uncommon Truth about Concussions

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From football to cheerleading to soccer, fall sports are in full swing again. With your child back on the field, it’s important to separate urban legend from the truth when it comes to concussions. Myth #1: Concussions aren’t really dangerous, and your child can return to play quickly after diagnosis. Concussions are a serious medical […]

What’s a Safe Touch?

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Parents often find it difficult to talk about sexual abuse, especially with the very children they are trying to protect. But as our kids return back to school in the next few weeks, it’s important to have these conversations. Sexual abuse is more common than most people think — more than 60,000 children nationwide become […]

Are Essential Oils Dangerous for Kids?

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As essential oils continue to grow in popularity, we have to think about how to protect our children from potentially dangerous encounters with these substances. While there are safe uses for these oils, such as in diffusers or for aromatherapy, it’s important to know what is safe and what is not. 3 Things You Might […]

Teaching Kids to Call 9-1-1

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They learn it in school, we teach it to them at home, but when a real emergency happens, does your child really know how to call for help? Calling 9-1-1 can seem simple because it’s only three numbers, but teaching kids how to dial can only take them so far. There are several other things […]

Can You Save 63,000 Children? The Answer May Surprise You

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Last year in Louisiana, there were more than 63,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect. That’s 63,000 of our kids living in unsafe environments, facing uncertainty about the adults in their life, and often living in fear. A majority of these children are under five years old, which means they often can’t speak up […]