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Every now and then, way down at the bottom of the list, a new name will pop up from one year to the next. But rarely do you see two, refreshingly distinct names, like Posie for a girl, and Milo for a boy, take the No. 1, spot. Read more

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Pamela Hayford

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It’s why we look at one thing and not another. It’s often why we buy one product over its competitors. It not only entertains, art communicates to us and guides us. Read more

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Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine has been honored with the Gold Award for General Excellence by the Parenting Media Association, an industry group of regional parenting publications across the country and internationally. Read more

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Bribing SAT proctors, paying off college officials and lying about kids' athletic credentials is illegal, but a new poll show it's also part of a pattern of today's parents taking control so their children succeed and avoid disappointment and failure Read more

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Nancy Loughlin

Southwest Florida author Nancy Next shares an excerpt from her book “Trash Talk: Words Matter” Read more

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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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Pamela Hayford

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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    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.