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Hosting a party can offer an opportunity for a safe, supervised environment for your teen and their friends. more

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Each year, more than 270,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occur on the playground. Safe Kids Southwest Florida offers tips to keep kids safe. more

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The School District of Lee County invites parents to three seminars in November and December about tobacco and vaping prevention. The rapid rise in teen e-cigarette use, called vaping, is now considered an epidemic by the FDA. more

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House fires pose a greater risk today than a few decades ago. more

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They can be the ‘village’ you need in your parenting journey. more

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What to do if your child should ever be missing. more

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One Southwest Florida program is having such success in preventing child abuse and neglect that organizers say it could end the need for foster care as we know it. more

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Three Southwest Florida dads talk about how they purposely model the behavior they want to see in their children. more

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Amanda Inscore

Bess Charles, of Cape Coral, serves up success and tasty life lessons with Lady Cakes Bakery. more

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When you’re a parent, danger lurks around every corner — even the corners themselves are a threat. Safe Kids Southwest Florida makes it their mission to help parents prevent childhood injuries and death. more

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Studying chimpanzees helped prepare Sarah Baeckler Davis for her roles leading Humane Society Naples and parenting two active boys. more

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A struggle with post-partum depression led Elizabeth Dosoretz to found a mental health resource for families throughout Southwest Florida. more

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Back to school brings challenges against these pesky parasites. more

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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. more

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Here’s a scary fact for parents: In the past month, an estimated 10 million kids younger that the age of 21 drank alcohol in the United States. That’s 10 million! more

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The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for kids, but too many times, that temptation ends with burns and scalds that are preventable. more

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Proper car seat installation doesn’t have to be difficult. more

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Report highlights the dangers of swimming in open waters. more

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With school shootings happening closer to home, many parents and students are left worried about the possibility of something like this affecting our communities, our schools and our children. more

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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. more

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