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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. Read more

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Tips to help families navigate the spectrum of pet ownership, from choosing your new family member to preparing for the inevitable. 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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Sea Tow Foundation provides tips to keep youngsters safe and happy on the water. Read more

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I drove my 16-year-old son Zach to the football workout at his high school and made sure he had the gallon water jug he was known for carrying every day at school and practice. I said, “Love you!” He said, “Love you, too,” and he was gone. Read more

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Drowning is the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in children 4 and younger. These parents are trying to change that. Read more

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School psychologist and professor Ron Davis is coming to Southwest Florida to talk about child behavior and effective discipline. Read more

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Don’t be blasé with water safety. Children can drown within seconds, and a mere 1 inch of water is deep enough for an infant to drown. Read more

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Experience is vital in preventing traffic crashes among young drivers. 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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The School District of Lee County invites parents to three seminars in November and December about tobacco and vaping prevention. The rapid rise in teen e-cigarette use, called vaping, is now considered an epidemic by the FDA. Read more

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Crisp, cool air. Colorful leaves crunching under foot. Wait … in Southwest Florida? Not a chance. But we have something just as great. Read more

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4 ways to gauge if you’re overdoing it Read more

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Still — 16 years later — I vividly remember sitting curled up on the couch and sobbing into the phone. Read more

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The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for kids, but too many times, that temptation ends with burns and scalds that are preventable. 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

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Do you feel your family is alone, on its own? Maybe there’s something you can do about it. Read more

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Words can be shut down; attitudes are harder to reform. Read more

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Every experience is a learning opportunity and a teachable moment inside and outside of our home. Read more

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Near the end of the school year, my husband and I found ourselves arguing yet again with our 13-year-old son about what was a reasonable amount of time to spend on technology. Read more

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There are times in parenting when keeping quiet becomes the wisest thing to do. This is especially true if your child is an athlete and you find yourself in the up-and-down roller coaster world of y Read more

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