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The pain of some labors is way easier to cope with than others, without much preparation needed. Read more

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Here are some of the biggest missteps families make on the journey to college and tips and tricks for overcoming them. Read more

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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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Naples-based Help a Diabetic Child Foundation works to lend support to families in Southwest Florida. Read more

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Tips for planning a first-time family fishing adventure — even for parents who’ve never been. Read more

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Southwest Florida author Nancy Next shares an excerpt from her book “Trash Talk: Words Matter” Read more

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It’s a tough world out there. When a child has been the target of unkind words or behavior, it’s easy for parents to jump straight into protective mode. This is actually the last thing we should be doing. Read more

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Girls on the Run director discusses her nonprofit group and offers tips for motivating kids to be more active. Read more

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1-in-4 college students pay double tuition due to state’s Excess Credit Law Read more

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Why music is good for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and how you can get your child started. Read more

Parenting

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How long should you wait before getting pregnant again? Read more

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With school shootings happening closer to home, many parents and students are left worried about the possibility of something like this affecting our communities, our schools and our children. Read more

Parenting

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Driving is a skill, and just like learning anything, it takes time and practice to gain the experience to become proficient and confident. Most of the time, the responsibility falls in dad or mom’s lap, so I’ll guide you through the process. Read more

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First-grade teacher and mom Danielle Lee offers tips to keep kids learning over summer. Read more

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Our mental health deeply affects our families, and it’s something we must actively maintain. Here’s how you can keep yours tuned and ready for whatever comes your way. Read more

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    Dr. Lisa Waddell is the senior vice president and deputy medical officer for the March of Dimes.