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November 2018

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A penny saved is a penny earned. That sentiment is hard to digest for most Southwest Florida families struggling to make ends meet each month. Area parents are plagued by high housing costs while earning wages lower than the national average. more

Features

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The Community School of Naples Veterans Appreciation Club, a middle school club, honors U.S. military veterans through projects big and small all year long. Their latest project involves interviewing veterans and painting their portraits. more

Education

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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

Parenting

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Kids are falling in love with the Rock Climbing FunWalls at Miromar Outlets. more

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'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

Parenting

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

Parenting

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Southwest Florida Parent & Child and The News-Press are working on a series about mental health services for kids. We’d like to hear from parents. We want to know what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what you think Southwest Florida needs to do better. more

Wellness

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The mini library allows children to borrow books for free. It’s the second installation that And Literacy for All has worked on with Girl Scout Troop 292. more

Features

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Fortune 500 CEO turned children’s author (and local resident) Robert Martin recently released his latest endeavor: the first in a series of books aimed at addressing mental health issues in children. more

Features

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Southwest Florida’s rockin’ band The Bumbles and the Honeybees Too has been working on its second album, now available on iTunes. more

Things To Do

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Earthy, embroidered looks are making a comeback this fall. more

Features

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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

Parenting

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While dining out is sort of a splurge, especially when you add kids to the mix, there are a lot of great ways to save. more

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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

Parenting

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Photos from the Family Album pages of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine more

Snapshots

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The Oasis High School Culinary Arts four-person A-Team, of Cape Coral, came out victorious at the first Lee County Cook-Off Competition among area schools’ culinary arts programs. more

Snapshots

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Collier Child Care Resources announced the winners of its annual Family Friendly Business Awards in October. more

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Students from GardenHaus Academy in Fort Myers are the first preschoolers to participate in the Olympic Taekwondo competition. more

Snapshots

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Dozens of doctors, administrators and other staff at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida had their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients September 28 during the Clips for Cancer event. more

Snapshots

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Create — or relive — lasting memories of the season in the Big Apple. more

Things To Do

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    Layla Campbell at True Food Kitchen in the Waterside Shops in Naples

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    Layla Campbell, 5, of Cape Coral, on location at True Food Kitchen in the Waterside Shops, Naples.