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    Cool ways for teens to volunteer

    While many students simply sign up for various charity events, the ones who pick a passion, create their own project or use their talents to help others get a lot more than the fulfillment of required service. more

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    How to balance sports and family during the holidays

    'Tis the season for crazy busy holiday schedules, and if your child is playing sports, the plot thickens. There are some ways to calm the busy-ness and manage the conflicts. more

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    Parenting through trauma

    How to help a child through trauma, whether that trauma is abuse, the death of a loved one, a natural disaster or divorce. more

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    My daughter's edgy

    I honestly don’t recall the exact details of the exchange between her and me. But I can vividly picture that day in my mind when my daughter for the very first time planted her feet, glared at me and spit out some shockingly defiant words. more

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    Swings, slides and safety

    Each year, more than 270,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occur on the playground. Safe Kids Southwest Florida offers tips to keep kids safe. more

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    Mental health conference focuses on school

    Numerous mental health professionals will converge at Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday, November 17, to talk about school mental health at the school's eighth annual Children & Youth Mental Health Conference. more

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    Seminars help parents protect kids from tobacco, vaping

    The School District of Lee County invites parents to three seminars in November and December about tobacco and vaping prevention. The rapid rise in teen e-cigarette use, called vaping, is now considered an epidemic by the FDA. more

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    Still singing the homework blues

    These days everyone is on a system. The school sends email, and they use apps to communicate with parents and students alike. But the thing is, what it can’t really change is human nature. more

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    An important reason to develop gratitude

    Sometimes being grateful means pausing to appreciate and enjoy life and loved ones. more

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    Friday night lights

    My kids have different personalities and in almost every situation that reveals itself, even on the football field. more

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