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July 2019

We rounded up the big back-to-school questions and posed them to the appropriate experts in the community to get you answers. Read more

Education

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He was bullied. He had violent outbursts at home and school. He regularly threatened suicide. After regular Baker Act committals, a treatment program in Naples makes the difference. Read more

Wellness

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Andrea Stetson

The Lorenzo Walker Technical High School prepares students for career and college in a highly competitive environment. Read more

Education

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Andrea Stetson

It’s exactly what it sounds like: a gathering of kids free of cost and full of free play in the woods. Read more

Things To Do

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Trip to Africa gives two Southwest Florida families new perspective. Read more

Features

Local food critic Jean Le Boeuf loves the Tex-Mex menu at Tino's Southwest Kitchen in south Fort Myers. Read more

Restaurants

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A shave, a haircut and community, Lindsey Dulin-Pervez’s Beards & Brews has become a father-child tradition in Naples. Read more

Features

A little planning helps families eat healthy even in vacation mode. Read more

Food

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This quick, easy recipe is a great option for road trip snacks or a healthy breakfast during the week. Read more

Recipes

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Jennifer Thomas

Alaska, Florida’s polar opposite, provides quite a memorable family getaway. Read more

Things To Do

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Amanda Inscore

There are plenty of fun ways for the whole family to beat the heat this summer in Southwest Florida. Read more

Things To Do

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

Wellness

Five books to get kids summer reading started. Read more

Education

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Sea Tow Foundation provides tips to keep youngsters safe and happy on the water. Read more

, Parenting

Being a mom gets messy, though, and Cat and Nat — Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer — tackle it head on. Read more

Things To Do

This year must be the Summer of Free Stuff. We’re getting notifications about all sorts of freebies for kids and families. Read more

Things To Do

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Explore what you'll find in the July issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine, from 13 ways to keep cool to great reads and family events. Read more

Parenting

After 46 years as a pediatrician, Southwest Florida's Dr. Bruce H. Berget announces his retirement. Read more

Features

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

The IMAG History & Science Center has a new interactive exhibit: an augmented reality sandbox. Read more

Things To Do

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    Andrea Stetson

    Peter Beitmen, 3, loves exploring during the Free Forest School events.

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    Andrea Stetson

    Free Forest School starts with a healthy picnic. Children munch on pineapple, strawberries and other snacks before taking a hike, on this day at Bonita Nature Place in Bonita Springs.

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    Amanda Inscore

    Layla Elise, 5, of Cape Coral enjoys Sun-N-Fun Lagoon in North Naples.