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October 2018

All over Southwest Florida, there are pumpkin patches, haunted houses and scary mazes, fall festivals, costume contests and holiday crafts. Halloween 2018 is full of fun. more

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My kids have different personalities and in almost every situation that reveals itself, even on the football field. more

Parenting

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More than a magician, Keith Raygor engages imaginations with music and comedy in his performances. more

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Through December 15, the official Dry Tortugas National Park ferry is offering a discount more

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The School District of Lee County is launching a new system to replace communications through ParentLink. more

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Local dentists and orthodontists often offer cash for kids’ Halloween candy. more

Wellness

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Community School of Naples senior Parker Weiss was selected to serve on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee of the Florida High School Athletic Association more

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Defy Fort Myers opened August 31 at The Forum, 9370 Dynasty Drive. more

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Sitting in the car line at your child’s school, you might find you’ve got a few minutes. What’s a parent to do? We’ve got a few ideas. more

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Here, readers and foodies in Southwest Florida share tried-and-true recipes that work for their school kids. more

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

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House fires pose a greater risk today than a few decades ago. more

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Here are 10 traits that make a sports parent an asset to their child’s experience rather than a detriment. more

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The ballots we cast in November will affect Southwest Florida families directly. Here’s how to find the facts. more

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The Naples Botanical Garden is a favorite for families with kids of all ages, especially those with a baby and a toddler. more

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We often forget that police officers and sheriff ’s deputies are people, too. Some of them are single parents. more

Parenting

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Welcome to the new swflparentchild.com, where you'll find parenting news and advice, family-friendly events, recipes, dining options and more. more

First Watch is a great way to start a day or enjoy a lunch break. more

Food

  • October 2018 Cover

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    October 2018 Cover

    The October 2018 cover of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine. On the cover: Jack Koeneman, 3, of Fort Myers, holds a chick at Southern Fresh Farms in south Fort Myers.