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Friday, April 20, 2018

Local Summer Camp Selections For Your Children

Our Family First column last week discussed factors you should consider in helping to determine the type or types of summer camps and programs that can be a good fit for your children, and...

It’s Summer Camp Planning Time

Now that Easter is past we're headed down the homestretch for the school year, it's also time to begin thinking about your summer activities ... including possible summer camp for the kiddos. There are...

Dental Tips For Toddlers

Good dental habits play an important part in our overall health throughout our lifetimes and there's no better time to get started than when your children are young.  Here are some things to consider...

Time To Plan Your Family Emergency Plan

We're on the verge of severe weather season here in North Carolina, so it's a good time to revisit or initiate your family's emergency plan. This is the process to help your family members...

Vacation Preparation Starts Now

We're still 2 weeks away from Easter, so it may seem odd to suggest that this is an ideal time to start planning for your family's summer vacation. However, there are significant advantages you're...

It’s Not Too Late For Family Daylight Savings Tips

This is one of "those weeks" for families ... the twice a year adventure we call daylight savings time. Most folks generally enjoy the prospect of more daylight at the end of the day,...

“Sandwich” Menu

Our family focus column usually centers around parenting and activities and strategies that lead to effective and enjoyable child raising and family dynamics. However, according to the Pew Research Center, 1 of 8 American...

Family Garden Party

As parents, we're always looking for teachable moments and opportunities to do fun and meaningful things as a family.  These activities can be even better when they can make a positive impact in our...

Setting Ground Rules For Your Kids’ Video Gaming

Last Monday we shared some tips on the role video games could play in your family. This week, we'd like to follow up with some ground rules suggestions for your children. It's difficult to find...

What’s Your Family Video Game Vision?

For approximately one generation now, parents have been faced with the question of how to manage their kids' involvement with video games.  As the games themselves have become more advanced, sophisticated, entertaining and diverse,...

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