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Srijita Chattopadhyay

Generosity can be contagious. If giving to a charity in lieu of gifts is something your child might enjoy, here are some tips for following through. Read more

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Grandparents today are taking a larger role in the lives of their grandchildren, sharing their worries and joys, giving them love and support, and helping out harried and exhausted parents. Read more

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Janis B. Meredith

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Parents always say how much they learn about themselves when they have kids. So true. But when my kids started playing sports, the learning progressed to a whole new level. Read more

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Brian Tietz

Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing — when that thing you’re being pressured to do is good. Maybe it’s eating healthy because all your friends are doing it or getting organized because everyone is obsessed with Marie Kondo’s "Tidying Up." Read more

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If you have more than one child, you don’t need me to tell you how different one is from the other. Whatever the reasons for it, there is no denying this, and it provides us challenges as we parents move through the stages of their lives. Read more

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Andrea Stetson

For 20 years, Marvin worked as a painter seven days a week to give his family a better life. Then in March 2017, the family was driving to church when they were stopped for a broken headlight. Marvin was deported. Read more

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Girls on the Run director discusses her nonprofit group and offers tips for motivating kids to be more active. Read more

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Be The Voice gives students ways to build each other up and conquer bullying in Lehigh Acres. And they've attracted the attention of YouTube pop star Meredith O'Connor. Read more

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Alex Driehaus

The couple weren’t expecting a New Year’s baby, but Kasey Rose Aranda was born at 2 a.m. Tuesday at the BirthPlace at NCH North Naples Hospital. Read more

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Ricardo Rolon

All 9-pounds, 5-ounces of Adilynn Mae O'Grady hit the world at 1:02 a.m. Tuesday as the first child of Sean and Jennifer O'Grady and the first Lee County baby born in 2019. Read more

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I wanted to take the time to share a story that all parents will enjoy. It was more than just an experience that happened to us, it was something that we will never forget. Read more

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Andrew West

Southwest Florida kids find community and success in the Chicklet Club, which airs on Saturdays on CTN. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

This was the first time I had to bury a relatively close family member and the first time I have had to be out of the country without my daughter. Read more

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Being a mom often means that so much of what you do on a daily basis goes under  appreciated and unacknowledged. So, let this be my gift to you this holiday season. Read more

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The December issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine is available now online and at hundreds of family-friendly locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Naples Therapeutic Riding Center’s new hippotherapy program gets Kimmy ready for life outside the farm. Read more

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These days everyone is on a system. The school sends email, and they use apps to communicate with parents and students alike. But the thing is, what it can’t really change is human nature. Read more

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    Roselyne Dorval and her children. Roselyne Dorval is a Southwest Florida mom, natural health consultant and owner of RAREbyRoselyne.com, an online wellness practice. Follow her on Instagram @RAREbyRoselyne.