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Andrew West

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

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

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Sometimes being grateful means pausing to appreciate and enjoy life and loved ones. more

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What's the next big idea? It could come from a kid in Naples — and may just be found at a Naples Children's Business Fair hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Leadership Collier Foundation, on this Saturday. more

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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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    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.