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    Forrest MacCormack for USA Today

    You're no Lori Loughlin, but these 4 mistakes could be killing your kids' life skills

    Parents naturally want to set their kids up for success, but even those with the best intentions could actually be having the opposite effect. Read more

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    Brian Tietz

    The Next Mailbox

    When I heard about Tasha Wallace, a mom, physician and athlete who completed three Ironmans — while raising two kids — I was in awe. I could never, I thought. But as I sat at her dining room table ... Read more

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    Layers prevent drowning

    More young children drown in Florida than any other state. To prevent your child from being among the statistics, use multiple layers of protection. Read more

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    Podcast gives parents a pep talk

    Safe Kids Worldwide started a podcast to help parents support each other, learn from each other and realize we’re not alone in this crazy thing they call parenting. Read more

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    Courtesy of Operation Kidsafe International

    Child safety forms available year-round in Cape Coral

    You don’t have to wait for a special event to put together the information law enforcement would need in an emergency. The Dan McGuire Allstate Team in Cape Coral opened a year-round Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Center. Read more

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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    Autism: Taking a different path

    For the first time ever, I was looking at families walking alongside ours thinking how lucky and fortunate they were. My youngest son, Matias had been diagnosed with the Autism Spectrum Disorder, just three days before. Read more

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    Most popular baby names of 2019 (so far) are surprisingly different

    Every now and then, way down at the bottom of the list, a new name will pop up from one year to the next. But rarely do you see two, refreshingly distinct names, like Posie for a girl, and Milo for a boy, take the No. 1, spot. Read more

  • Pamela Hayford

    Brian Tietz

    Art matters

    It’s why we look at one thing and not another. It’s often why we buy one product over its competitors. It not only entertains, art communicates to us and guides us. Read more

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    Special to SW FL Parent & Child

    'My brother has autism'

    How one Southwest Florida family adjusts to an autism diagnosis. Read more

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    New poll says parents are killing kids' life skills

    Bribing SAT proctors, paying off college officials and lying about kids' athletic credentials is illegal, but a new poll show it's also part of a pattern of today's parents taking control so their children succeed and avoid disappointment and failure Read more

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