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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. more

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4 ways to gauge if you’re overdoing it more

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

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

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

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

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An unverified out-of-state threat had been made toward my daughter’s elementary school. Police had been dispatched. The school was on a code yellow. more

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There was a lot of time, money, travel and emotional drama in those years of watching my kids take the youth sports journey. But I do not regret any of it. more

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Our obsession with teens being entitled, lazy, whiny Tide Pod-eaters is downright cliché. more

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As a sports parent, do you often count the days until the season ends and you will get a break? more

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A year ago, my then-12-year-old son, who has been a die-hard, crazy-devoted soccer player basically his whole life, seemed to lose his enthusiasm. more

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What should we want for our kids after a game? more

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Are you feeling the subtle spiral of youth sports sucking you in? Before you wake up one day and find that it has made you its slave, here’s how you can guard against that. more

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I had to deliver some news to my daughter that was going to be incredibly disappointing. It hurt my mama heart to even think about it, and I was dreading it with every fiber of my being. more

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Effective sports parents are those who know that their child is learning and growing through the youth sports experience, because Mom and Dad have chosen not to get in the way. more

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Technology changes our children’s reality, and we need to change our parenting to counter it. more

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

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