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How it's improved life for parents and kids
The End of Child's Play
Free, imaginative playtime is dwindling for kids; what will be the cost?
Rock Your New Year's Resolution
Seven steps to help you stick to your 2011 goals
Hitting the Slopes
Embrace the winter weather: Learn to ski and snowboard
Make puppets with pizzazz, Local puppet shows
Bits & Briefs
Local mom authors, Do-good dance kids, Birmingham’s children’s shops and more
Larger-than-life Detroit muralist Hubert Massey
Kids who hold their breath to get their way
By school age, kids can start threatening to run away – and actually leaving home. What should you do?
Tweens & Teens
Here's what you should know before your teen gets gainfully employed
Along the Way
The future is overrated: Rick Epstein's New Year’s resolutions are to stay connected to the past
Wilmington: North Carolina’s seaside town offers history, shops and offbeat attractions