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Helping Children Handle The Strongest Of Feelings

Helping children handle the strongest of feelings

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
December 2019

7 Tips For Safe Holiday Online Shopping

7 Tips for safe holiday online shopping

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
December 2019

The Joy Of Letters

I wish that joy could fill every moment of Jessie’s life, but children, like their parents, must overcome diffiulties. Two major challenges Jessie has faced in her young life come to mind.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
December 2019

Smart Speakers: Smart Choice?

Weighing the pros and cons of welcoming Alexa or Google Assistant into your home

4 mins read
Carolina Parent
December 2019

Helping Children Through Winter Holiday Routine Changes

The festivities leading up to and during the winter holidays can bring about many changes and disruptions to a family’s routine. Some children take these changes in stride, while others may need extra support to manage the excitement of the season.

2 mins read
Carolina Parent
December 2019

5 Ways To Address A Bad Grade On Your College Application

“Bad” can be a very relative term, particularly when attached to high school grades.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
December 2019

Bright Lights In Beaufort

Historic homes adorned with red velvet bows, forest green garland wrapped around iconic Southern porches, and lights twinkling through windows are hallmarks of small-town holiday charm. Beaufort, named one of North Carolina’s

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
December 2019

Modern Midwifery

This traditional birthing option has evolved to meet the needs of today’s pregnant moms

4 mins read
Carolina Parent
December 2019

Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides And Ghostly Gatherings

Autumn is a glorious season in the Triangle. Visit a local farm to hop on a hayride, sip apple cider and find your way out of corn maze. Scare yourself silly in one of the area’s celebrated haunted houses, or venture down a dark trail to greet the undead. Explore our vast selection of fall offerings, from tame experiences to frightful festivities. Events requiring a fee, ticket or donation are marked with an asterisk. Check the daily calendar section for more seasonal fun.

10+ mins read
Carolina Parent
October 2019

Hiking As A Family Benefits All Ages

Hiking as a family benefits all ages.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
October 2019

Fall Favorites

Fall is my favorite time of year.

2 mins read
Carolina Parent
October 2019

Ashe County

Small-town charm and low-key adventures make this North Carolina border town a perfect family getaway.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
October 2019

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals Across North Carolina

Venture out of town for a day trip or weekend getaway to enjoy one or more of the state’s best fests

7 mins read
Carolina Parent
October 2019

Do Babies Roll Over — And Which Way Will They Roll??

The answer is … it depends. Infant motor development in the first 6 months of life is highly predictable, but rolling is one milestone that can be more variable.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
October 2019

All Aboard! - Choo Choo Choose To Take A Train This Fall

From Thomas the Tank Engine and The Little Engine that Could, to Platform 9¾ and “Murder on The Orient Express,” trains captivate our imaginations. Journey and destination are so deeply interwoven within the massive steel body of a locomotive, that it has long been a favorite inspiration for storytellers, as well as a beloved toy for children. In North Carolina, we can choose from an abundance of enchanting train options. Go with a functional, carefree way to travel via NC By Train, or delight in pure whimsy at Tweetsie Railroad. Here are some options for the train lover in all of us.

6 mins read
Carolina Parent
October 2019

Metabolic Syndrome: Know The Symptoms And How To Prevent It

Going up a pants size may hurt more than just a woman’s pride. When an increase in waist circumference is accompanied by at least two other metabolic factors, such as high blood pressure and insulin resistance, you may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
October 2019

Ringing The Dinner Bell

"I GOTTA GO.IT'S TIME FOR DINNER."

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
September 2018

Do Standardized Tests Scores Really Matter?

In the last decade, the idea that colleges no longer care that much about standardized test scores has become prevalent in admissions discourse.

2 mins read
Carolina Parent
September 2018

The Secret To Raising Self-Driven Kids

7 tips for helping children take control of their lives

8 mins read
Carolina Parent
August 2018

2018 Admission Rates

Is getting into college becoming harder?

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
August 2018

Georgia's St. Simons And Cumberland Islands

There are well over a dozen prominent barrier islands off the coast of Georgia, and they come in all shapes, sizes and personalities.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
August 2018

Unhealthy Teen Friendships

Should parents step in or stay out?

5 mins read
Carolina Parent
February 2018

Reintroducing Traditional - Childhood Games

The value of skinned knees and other life lessons

4 mins read
Carolina Parent
June/July 2018

3 Must-Visit North Carolina Mountain Towns

Need a change of scenery from the hustle and bustle of life? Want the kids to unplug from their devices so you can connect as a family this summer? Take a scenic hike, kayak down a river, pitch a tent or explore the local shops in these three inviting western North Carolina mountain towns.

6 mins read
Carolina Parent
June/July 2018

4 Key Parental Control Options On Xbox One And Playstation 4

Today’s gaming consoles are less like video game delivery systems and more like desktop computers. You can connect to players around the world, and even watch movies and listen to music on them.

2 mins read
Carolina Parent
June/July 2018

When Adoption Is Part Of A Family's Story

For some couples, adopting a child is their path to parenthood. In our work with families, we are often asked when and how to tell a child the story of his or her adoption. Since every adopted child’s situation is different, there is no spot-on, correct answer to this question.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
June/July 2018

Overuse Injuries

Recognize and prevent common injuries that could sideline your athlete.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
September 2017

The Introverted Child

Helping a quiet child bloom.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
September 2017

Are Sports Failing Our Children?

The days of playing kickball or neighborhood basketball have been replaced with competitive sports.

2 mins read
Carolina Parent
September 2017

Let's Roll

Get bike-ready, age by age.

3 mins read
Carolina Parent
May 2018

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