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For parents of children born near September 1, the question looms: To go to kindergarten this year or wait? Read more

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Helping our youngest children learn to make connections with others and reinforcing positive behaviors helps prevent bullying later in a child’s life. Read more

Parenting

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Writer and motivational speaker Rachel Hollis plans to lead women through a three-day personal growth conference when her popular RISE Weekend comes to Southwest Florida. The conference visits Hertz Arena Jan. 9-11. Read more

Parenting

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Researchers say babies could be getting tongue-tie surgery more often than needed so they can successfully breastfeed. Read more

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Being a mom gets messy, though, and Cat and Nat — Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer — tackle it head on. Read more

Things To Do

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For the past 19 years, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics have collaborated to encourage parents to ask the parents of their children's friends if they have guns in their houses before a visit. Read more

Parenting

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Dad Joe Mitchell and the Watch D.O.G.S. are having a big impact by volunteering at numerous Southwest Florida schools Read more

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Free water safety lessons aim to help prevent child drownings. Read more

Things To Do

Wondering what to get the new father in your life? Or maybe you are the new dad. Either way, you’ll love these finds. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Low funding for mental health care and a shortage of psychiatrists has left kids and families searching and waiting for help in Southwest Florida. Read more

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There are mental health professionals and resources here to help you across the country and in Southwest Florida. Read more

Wellness

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As a new mother, the reality differed from what I thought it would be. I am in my early 40s and thought, I got this. With all the acquired skills, patience and the mindset of “I got this,” the reality is, being a parent is hard work. Read more

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Parents naturally want to set their kids up for success, but even those with the best intentions could actually be having the opposite effect. Read more

Parenting

School psychologist and professor Ron Davis is coming to Southwest Florida to talk about child behavior and effective discipline. Read more

Things To Do

Safe Kids Worldwide started a podcast to help parents support each other, learn from each other and realize we’re not alone in this crazy thing they call parenting. Read more

Parenting

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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

Parenting

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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

Parenting

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

Features

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