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Keep up to date with the latest parenting news, studies and information from the Daily Post. Our daily blogs cover topics from preschool, to pregnancy to teen pretenses.

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Manners Please

Etiquette expert Aimee Symington shares tips and know-how to teach children to mind their manners at home, school and throughout their lives.

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Books for Kids

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library book specialists share their selections for best books for kids at different ages and stages to grow a love of reading in children.

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Guest Bloggers

See what parent bloggers near and afar are talking about.

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Stay-at-Home Dudes

Richard Jones and Barry Robert Ozer, authors of "A Dude's Guide to Babies: The New Dad's Playbook" deliver fast and funny insights on being stay-at-home dads to help new dads cope with being responsible for a smelly and very messy life  ... and their baby.

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Home With Kids

Make your home beautiful and functional for the family with tips from blogger and design diva Barbara Green.

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Solitary Momagement

Charlotte local Jen Byrum shares her hilarious, trying and heartfelt parenting moments as a single mom of two.

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Daddy Derek Blog - Derek James

Daddy Derek

WCCB News Rising Host Derek James balances a full-time job in the glamorous world of television news along with managing chaos every afternoon for 5-year-old Tyler and almost 3-year-old Chase. Get inspiring, funny and interesting advice from Daddy Derek's perspective.

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Mother of Style

Mother of Style

Feel good and turn heads for your fashion sense with mom-style and beauty tips from Charlotte mom and stylist Whitley Adkins Hamlin.

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A Crafty Mess

Not all crafts with kids are Pinterest perfect. Melanie Baron shares some of her and her 6-year-old daughter's crafting journeys, as well as the detours along the way.

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MOMSENSE

Get tips and updates on deals around town and ways to save a buck for the family from our MOM$ENSE blogger Stephanie Hoffman.

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Playtime

Get the scoop on playgrounds and other fun play activities from local moms and dads.

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Fit Family Challenge

Each year during our Fit Family Challenge, two local families blog about their journey towards a healthier lifestyle. This year, the Cram family of Matthews and the Zappley family of Charlotte blogged about their challenges, triumphs, and the advice they got from a panel of experts as they created a healthier lifestyle for themselves.

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4 Extraordinary Halloween Events

October 20, 2014 9:43 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Halloween is more than a week away, but the fun has begun with pumpkins, yard decorations and costume prep. In addition to the Friday trick-or-treat ...Read More
Halloween is more than a week away, but the fun has begun with pumpkins, yard decorations and costume prep. In addition to the Friday trick-or-treat ...Read More
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Give Your Child the Gift of Reading

October 17, 2014 4:51 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

The greatest gift you can give your child is the love of reading. Start early by reading to them, and then encourage them to continue ...Read More
The greatest gift you can give your child is the love of reading. Start early by reading to them, and then encourage them to continue ...Read More
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Not So Scary Stories

October 17, 2014 8:33 am
Written by: Martha Link Yesowitch, Children's Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

As the nights grow chilly and the leaves start to swirl in the streets, pumpkins appear on porches and children plan costumes and fun for ...Read More
As the nights grow chilly and the leaves start to swirl in the streets, pumpkins appear on porches and children plan costumes and fun for ...Read More
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12 Fall-tastic Weekend Fun Ideas

October 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayCarolina Balloon FestToday through Sunday, explore 50 plus hot air balloons, enjoy a Kids Zone and even participate in a 5K. Statesville Regional Airport, 260 ...Read More
FridayCarolina Balloon FestToday through Sunday, explore 50 plus hot air balloons, enjoy a Kids Zone and even participate in a 5K. Statesville Regional Airport, 260 ...Read More
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Inspire Kids to Make A Difference

October 16, 2014 7:20 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, Game Inventor and Instructor

My kids are so lucky! They are healthy. They live in a nice house, have plenty to eat, clothes to wear, and (according to me) ...Read More
My kids are so lucky! They are healthy. They live in a nice house, have plenty to eat, clothes to wear, and (according to me) ...Read More
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The Best Part Of Waking Up Is . . . Not This

October 15, 2014 8:48 pm
Written by: Richard ED Jones

There are few things in life that will get your blood revving quite like having your bedroom door kicked open at zero five hundred, and ...Read More
There are few things in life that will get your blood revving quite like having your bedroom door kicked open at zero five hundred, and ...Read More
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Get Lost in a Corn Maze

October 15, 2014 3:58 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

I went on my first corn maze excursion last year. We went on a whim one Sunday morning. I had no idea what to expect, ...Read More
I went on my first corn maze excursion last year. We went on a whim one Sunday morning. I had no idea what to expect, ...Read More
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Breast Health Questions to Ask Your Doctor

October 15, 2014 11:44 am
Written by: Charlotte Radiology

In addition to available mainstream information regarding breast health, there are still certain questions that women can discuss with their own OB/GYN or primary care ...Read More
In addition to available mainstream information regarding breast health, there are still certain questions that women can discuss with their own OB/GYN or primary care ...Read More
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Four Schools in CMS to Open, Relieve Overcrowding in 2015-16

October 15, 2014 9:30 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has announced a reassignment plan to be put in place in the 2015-16 school year to help relieve overcrowded classrooms at other schools ...Read More
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has announced a reassignment plan to be put in place in the 2015-16 school year to help relieve overcrowded classrooms at other schools ...Read More
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Fine Dining Out With Babies

October 13, 2014 9:41 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Eating out with kids. Some people do it from the start, others never do, but it's a topic that ranks up there with crying babies ...Read More
Eating out with kids. Some people do it from the start, others never do, but it's a topic that ranks up there with crying babies ...Read More
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14 Cool Weekend Ideas

October 9, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayDakota and FriendsInteract and play with dinosaurs. ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St.Race to End Bullying Music FestivalHave fun at ...Read More
FridayDakota and FriendsInteract and play with dinosaurs. ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St.Race to End Bullying Music FestivalHave fun at ...Read More
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Don't Waste Your Space!

October 9, 2014 1:57 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Do you have rooms at home that you walk by and think "What a waste!"? Perhaps you have a living room that never gets lived ...Read More
Do you have rooms at home that you walk by and think "What a waste!"? Perhaps you have a living room that never gets lived ...Read More
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Talking 'Birds and Bees' With the Kids

October 9, 2014 11:09 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

If you have a child embarking on the tween/teen years, sexuality is soon likely to be a topic of conversation. Starting the conversation about sex ...Read More
If you have a child embarking on the tween/teen years, sexuality is soon likely to be a topic of conversation. Starting the conversation about sex ...Read More
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What a Boo-tiful Day!

October 9, 2014 10:00 am
Written by: Richard Ed Jones

Don’t let the face of stunning manliness and beauty you see in my column picture fool you. Beneath this handsome brow lurks the soul of ...Read More
Don’t let the face of stunning manliness and beauty you see in my column picture fool you. Beneath this handsome brow lurks the soul of ...Read More
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Sports Etiquette Tips for Kids and Adults

October 8, 2014 7:26 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Children's Etiquette Instructor and Etiquette Expert

I'm always shocked when I see a parent at one of my son's soccer games yelling and saying rude things to his kid, the coaches, ...Read More
I'm always shocked when I see a parent at one of my son's soccer games yelling and saying rude things to his kid, the coaches, ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

It's National Walk-to-School Day

October 8, 2014 12:01 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Lace up your walking shoes Wednesday, Oct. 8, for National Walk to School Day! Hundreds of kids, including myself, my kindergartener and a pod of ...Read More
Lace up your walking shoes Wednesday, Oct. 8, for National Walk to School Day! Hundreds of kids, including myself, my kindergartener and a pod of ...Read More
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Manlycakes And You

October 7, 2014 10:33 am
Written by: Richard ED Jones

Something you might not have thought of.When you decided you were lucky enough to be able to stay home and rear the spawn of your ...Read More
Something you might not have thought of.When you decided you were lucky enough to be able to stay home and rear the spawn of your ...Read More
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I Miss my Kindergartener (Really)

October 7, 2014 10:09 am
Written by: Derek James

One of the best parts of my job is that my early morning hours at WCCB News Rising (3 a.m. to noon) have allowed me ...Read More
One of the best parts of my job is that my early morning hours at WCCB News Rising (3 a.m. to noon) have allowed me ...Read More
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I Love Pets!

October 6, 2014 11:19 am
Written by: Walker Doermann, Library Manager at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

It's no secret that children love animals. While some already have a beloved pet, others wish for one to call their own. These books explore ...Read More
It's no secret that children love animals. While some already have a beloved pet, others wish for one to call their own. These books explore ...Read More
Listed in: Books for Kids
 

New Grading Scale for Rising High School Freshmen

October 6, 2014 9:32 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Beginning next school year with the entering class of high school freshman, a new 10-point grading scale will replace the long-standing 7-point scale. That means ...Read More
Beginning next school year with the entering class of high school freshman, a new 10-point grading scale will replace the long-standing 7-point scale. That means ...Read More
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Panther Pride + Style THIS Sunday!

October 3, 2014 5:43 pm
Written by: Whitley Adkins Hamlin

You may have already picked up your October issue of Charlotte Parent and seen my picks for some of the hottest football fashions this season. ...Read More
You may have already picked up your October issue of Charlotte Parent and seen my picks for some of the hottest football fashions this season. ...Read More
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Pumpkin Fun for Fall

October 3, 2014 8:22 am
Written by: Barbara Green

Everywhere you go this time of year you see pumpkin. Whether it is Pumpkin Spice Latte, or pumpkin scented candles, or piles of pumpkins decorating ...Read More
Everywhere you go this time of year you see pumpkin. Whether it is Pumpkin Spice Latte, or pumpkin scented candles, or piles of pumpkins decorating ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

12 Family Fun Ideas for the Weekend

October 2, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayChildren's Sensory StorytimeEnjoy songs, activities and stories that benefit children with developmental disabilities. Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road.Day Out with ThomasToday through Sunday participate and ...Read More
FridayChildren's Sensory StorytimeEnjoy songs, activities and stories that benefit children with developmental disabilities. Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road.Day Out with ThomasToday through Sunday participate and ...Read More
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Mystery Virus Affecting Children Across Country

October 1, 2014 10:05 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

There's a lot in the new lately about the Enterovirus as more diagnoses are happening across the U.S., and affecting children. The latest news: a ...Read More
There's a lot in the new lately about the Enterovirus as more diagnoses are happening across the U.S., and affecting children. The latest news: a ...Read More
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Do Kids Have Manners? The Survey Says...

October 1, 2014 10:04 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert & Instructor

Over 100 children between the ages of 10 - 14 answered a 10 question survey about manners. More specifically, about what they know and don't ...Read More
Over 100 children between the ages of 10 - 14 answered a 10 question survey about manners. More specifically, about what they know and don't ...Read More
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