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    A little inspiration

    As SW FL Parent & Child magazine celebrates it's 20th anniversary, Pamela Hayford looks back on nearly 15 years as editor. Read more

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    Brian Tietz

    Happy holidays

    Gratitude makes the world better. When I’m stressed or otherwise in a bad mood, listing things to be grateful about turns my mood around. Read more

  • Pamela Hayford

    Brian Tietz

    Thank you

    Gratitude makes the world better. When I’m stressed or otherwise in a bad mood, listing things to be grateful about turns my mood around. Read more

  • Pamela Hayford

    Brian Tietz

    Spooky & sweet

    Autumn is my favorite time of year. Even here in Southwest Florida. The leaves might not change colors, but this region has its own magic. Read more

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    Disney's bedtime hotline returns

    The Disney Bedtime Hotline is back with your kids' favorite characters to lull them off into a deep slumber, including Anna, Elsa and Yoda. Read more

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    Amanda Inscore

    The secret to life with kids and pets

    Tips to help families navigate the spectrum of pet ownership, from choosing your new family member to preparing for the inevitable. Read more

  • Pamela Hayford

    Brian Tietz

    Puppy love

    We were walking in downtown Fort Myers during some event when I knew we would end up adopting our first dog as a family. Read more

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    Is your child the bully or the bullied?

    Middle school can be tough: switching classes, learning locker combinations, more challenging coursework. It’s also where the most bullying begins. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 49 percent of children in grad... Read more

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    Are your children safe?

    Some 70,000 children will ride school buses this year in Lee and Collier counties. The deaths of two students, in two separate incidents, have put the spotlight on bus stop safety. Read more

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    Bullying prevention starts before kindergarten

    Helping our youngest children learn to make connections with others and reinforcing positive behaviors helps prevent bullying later in a child’s life. Read more

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