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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Generosity is taking Southwest Florida kids by storm. Instead of presents for the birthday child, many children are asking party guests to bring donations for a favorite charity. Read more



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When you work from home, the balance of work and life can be in a fray. Here are some tips I’ve come up with to help myself get my work done on time but have the balance I need for family time. 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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The Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo near Lake Okeechobee rustles up many genuine experience activities. Read more

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For those who vow 2019 will finally be the year to get that family photo taken, we asked Southwest Florida photographers for their best tips. Their advice is priceless. Read more



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



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Where pregnant women and new parents can turn for support, advice and camaraderie. Read more



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Being a parent or a caregiver means to procure a child's well-being. Abuse of any kind compromises a child’s well-being today, tomorrow and in the future. But what really is child abuse? How can you tell if your child or any child is being abused? Read more


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An expert in college admissions, Amanda Sterk sorts out the various options available. Read more


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Southwest Florida has some unusual playgrounds that make playtime much more interesting. Read more

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