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 […]

It’s Been a Summer of Amazing!

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Our 2017 Summer of Amazing has come to an end, but it was an incredible few weeks of fun, games and health information! Each week at Mommy & Me (and Daddy too!) we dug into specific healthy topics like education, nutrition and exercise, and learned some fun facts about being active and healthy. Then, at […]

Jacob’s Story: Here We Go With WeeGeaux!

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Jacob Aucoin is a fifth grade student at Duplessis Primary and is a frequent patient at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital due to a chronic illness. As a 10-year-old boy who spends a lot of time in and out of the hospital, he often has to miss days of school and fun activities […]

Liam’s Story: Becoming an Eagle Scout, Thriving with Autism

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As we enter Autism Awareness Month, I thought it would be particularly timely to emphasize that autism, while life changing, can be overcome. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are typically characterized by difficulties with nuanced social-interaction, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. Autism has become a childhood epidemic with an often grim […]

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 […]