The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital

938 Calhoun StNew Orleans, LA
Phone: (504) 896-9591Email: parenting@chnola.orgWebsite: Visit Website

What to expect as a member:

Socialization: Members enjoy socializing with other parents and children in an inviting playroom filled with age appropriate toys/activities, as well as a shaded outdoor play yard and sandbox. Our "drop-in” provides quality playtime for parents (and grandparents) with their children under 4 years old.

Parental Guidance: Members have access to our staff of Parent Educators to discuss parenting issues. The staff's role is to guide and coach parents using practical suggestions to help with the ordinary stresses of raising children from birth through adolescence.

The following topics are commonly discussed:

• Infant care & concerns
• Toddler tantrums
• Setting limits
• Sleep issues
• Feeding issues
• Toilet training
• Discipline
• Juggling work & family
• Parental frustrations
• Divorce and family stress
• Single parenting
• Stepfamilies
• Ages & stages
• Sexual curiosity
• Aggressive behavior
• Self esteem
• Adolescence
• Adoption

Library: The center maintains an extensive library of parenting books and videos that may be checked out by members only. Just for fun, children's videos are also available for check out.

Classes and Activities: Members receive discounts on class fees. We also offer "members-only” programs and activities. Please see our seasonal schedule of classes and activities.

Parenting Center Mailings:  Our schedule of classes and programs is emailed three times a year to members, as well as monthly communications and special events during the year. CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 FALL SCHEDULE.

Business Review

All the moms who work at Macaroni Kid New Orleans highly recommend the Parenting Center for parents of children ages newborn - 4 years. 

Nicole says: When I was a new mom nineteen years ago and feeling alone and isolated, I found such refuge at the Parenting Center. I started attending the Tuesday morning Snuggles and Struggles group where I was able to connect with other moms of babies and get my parenting questions answered by a licensed social worker who led the group. Then when my son got a little older we graduated to the playroom and visited several times a week to play and socialize. I still cherish my friendship with Mary, another mom I met at the Parenting Center.