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Day 14 — Books on Break

I’ve been trying to figure out the right combination of words to convey to you what happens when these children find out what is going on. But I’ve failed.

Where to Swim, Paddle and Float in Charlotte This Summer

Cool off at these 15 places to splish-splash the summer away.

Volunteer Opportunities for Families in Charlotte

Volunteering as a family with one of Charlotte’s many nonprofits is a great way to get to know the city and its people.

The Waterslide Less Traveled

Mom reflects on how far her son has come since being diagnosed with rare genetic syndrome in addition to having autism.

Day 13 — Harris Teeter Doubles: USO of North Carolina and Together in Education

Today, shopping at Harris Teeter gave me double acts of kindness.

Day 12 — Free Wishes

Children love to make wishes. They love to dream and imagine and hope. As adults, we often forget to take time to do this.

Day 11 — Unsung Heroes

Every morning, without fail, there is a crossing guard standing at the intersection in front of the school waiting to help the children arrive safely for another day of learning.

5 Dino-mite Features of the Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family Exhibit

Imagine what life in Charlotte might have been with dinosaurs running through uptown streets at the newest Discovery Place Science exhibition.

What to Do in the Triangle June 4-7: Decoding Hip-Hop, Crafts, Getting in the Mud and Exploring Art

Here are some fun things to do with your kids this week.

Dates Set for the 2018 Holiday Express at Pullen Park

Tickets go on sale July 31 at 5:30 a.m.

Day 10 — A Ride to the Airport

Sometimes the small things for you do for someone make the biggest impact.

The Do's and Dont's of Dealing With Summer Camp Homesickness

How to help your child find their happy when they feel homesick at summer camp.

Why Social Skills and Manners Classes Matter

3 top reasons to enroll your child in a social-skills class.

Day 9 — The Arcade

Creating kindness — and excitement — by preloading machines.

Durham’s Partnership for Children Announces Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will bring high quality books to children up to age 5

This Weekend: Open Play, Rappelling, Touch a Truck and More

Play at a fun playground, investigate the life of a black snake, watch rappellers in downtown Raleigh, then check out big trucks up close in Durham.

Charlotte by the Neighborhoods

From hip to historic, Charlotte is a city of neighborhoods that mingle a variety of lifestyles.

Day 8 — Together Rising — Emergency Love Flash Mob for the Children

I’ve decided to use my act of kindness today to support Together Rising and the Emergency Love Flash Mob for the Children.

Day 7 — Random Acts of Kindness

Most of us are wired to love unexpected gifts. Today our goal was to leave a few simple gifts for some unsuspecting people to find.

Creative Outlets for Charlotte Families

From art and science museums to theaters and cultural centers, the Queen City has top-notch creative outlets, including these eight must-visit venues.

Day 6 — Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

We uncovered an opportunity to help others hiding in plain sight.

Day 5 — Freedom Balloon Fest and Project Uplift USA

The field was opened to attendees so they could visit the balloon teams and collect balloon cards from each of them.

Day 4 — A Trip to the Durham County Library

Durham County Library offers an unconventional way to show kindness to others.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Explore these museums to experience these popular modes of transportation up close and personal

Parents Television Council Urges Netflix to Remove '13 Reasons Why'

Group issues warning to parents, schools about the popular series' graphic and mature content.

Have Fun This Week With Storytime, Crafts, Tech, Ninja Moves, Karaoke and More

Enjoy Memorial Day at natural and cultural sites, storytime and crafts, explore technology, dance and sing.

What is the Safest Sunscreen for Kids?

Guide rates the safety and efficacy of more than 1,000 sunscreens, moisturizers and lip balms that advertise sun protection.

Organic Dining and Shopping Options Expand in the Triangle

Here are a few options to consider during your search for local organics.

Where to Hike in the Triangle

Family-friendly green spaces, trails, walkways and where to find them.

School Options in the Triangle

A snapshot of local schools — education by the numbers.
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Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

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It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.