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James A. Dwyer III

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

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If you like and follow SWFL Parent & Child on Facebook — and we certainly hope you do! — take these steps to ensure you continue to see our posts in your news feed. 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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Amanda Inscore

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

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

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Connecting with our tweens and teens can be a confusing business. 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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My husband has been ready to start trying for baby No. 2 since our daughter was about 6 months old. I, on the other hand, have been … hesitant. more

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The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is offering two new courses that reflect Lee Health’s commitment to improve childrens behavioral health concerns. 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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Every experience is a learning opportunity and a teachable moment inside and outside of our home. 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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Epilepsy differs from person to person, and the treatments aren’t always simple. Sometimes the solution sounds as horrible as the disorder. more

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Driving is a skill, and just like learning anything, it takes time and practice to gain the experience to become proficient and confident. Most of the time, the responsibility falls in dad or mom’s lap, so I’ll guide you through the process. 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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Our obsession with teens being entitled, lazy, whiny Tide Pod-eaters is downright cliché. 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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Prior to having my daughter, I was, to say the least, a little bit terrified that I was going to completely lose my identity after becoming a mother. E more

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The whole situation was incredibly frustrating, and I kept beating myself up about it. Everything was so off track, but I just kept shrugging my shoulders instead of trying to fix it. 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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    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.