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State Directs Unused Read to Achieve Funds to New Reading Initiatives

State launches programs designed to help with literacy and the professional development of teachers.

Family-Friendly Festivals in August

Celebrate the end of summer with these festivals.

2018 College Admission Rates

Is getting into college becoming harder?

10 Ways Moms Can Bond With Middle School Daughters

Know when and how to communicate.

Communicating With Your College Kid

Tips and tech for staying connected

10 Tips for a Great School Year

Simple ways you, as a parent, can help ensure a successful year.

White Knuckles and Quick Feet

A father reflects on his own separation anxiety as a child.

Take a Stroll Through Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Explore seven beloved and award-winning picture books that have been transformed into three-dimensional bilingual learning environments at ImaginOn uptown.

GoTriangle's Youth GoPass Gives Teens Free Transportation Across Wake, Durham and Orange Counties

Beginning Aug. 6, teens can us the passes to ride free on all GoRaleigh, GoCary, GoDurham and GoTriangle routes.

July 27-29: Learn About Stars, Play Historic Games, Attend a Book Hangout and Build a Scarecrow

Here are some fun ways to spend time with your family this weekend.

Music Therapy Hits All the Right Notes

Music therapy at Roots and Wings Music Therapy provides an outlet for expression, allowing opportunities to explore and communicate in new ways during sessions, then carry discoveries into everyday life.

Cirque du Soleil's 'Corteo' Celebrates Life

Svetlana Tsarkova, a performer, says the production is ideal for families, who will walk away with a new appreciation for life.

Choosing Extracurricular Pursuits That Enrich Your Child’s Mind

Age-by-age guidance on finding extracurricular pursuits that round out your child’s education without ramping up stress.

Georgia’s St. Simons and Cumberland Islands

See wild horses and discover the area's rich history and beautiful beaches.

The Secret to Raising Self-Driven Kids

Read 7 tips for helping children take control of their lives.

What to Do When Your Child’s Homework Requires Internet Access

Help your child minimize digital distractions when doing homework using one of these tricks.

Marbles Kids Museum Opens Play Annex

The new building will host summer camp group activities, volunteer corps, field trip groups, parent-child workshops and community partner events.

Enter to Win Great Prizes Every Day in September

In celebration of Carolina Parent's 30th anniversary, we're offering 30 days of giveaways Sept. 1-30.

July 23-26: A Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt, Ice Cream Craft, Owl Demo and Storytime

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday in Durham, make an ice cream-themed craft in Apex, meet owls in Raleigh and hear a history-themed story in Raleigh.

The Busy Parent’s Birthday Guide

We did the research on go-to party venues so you don’t have to.

Farmers' Markets and Pick-Your-Own Farms

Your guide for locally grown produce and meat for your family.

Children's Literature as Netflix Specials

Below is a list of children's books, ranging from picture books to juvenile chapter books, that have been made into Netflix specials.

July 20-22: a Basketball Marvel, Movies by Moonlight, All About Bugs and Wild Walking

Check out this fun variety of activities to do with your kids this weekend.

Movie review: 'Skyscraper'

Nothing can stop Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson when the world’s tallest building goes up in flames, and his wife and children are trapped inside.

17 Places to Take the Kids This Summer

Explore at least one of these places each week for endless summer fun with the family.

Enter our Nuk, Books and DVD Giveaway

Check out these prizes for new moms and their little ones.

Healthy Ways to Lose Track of Time During the Summer

Discover screen-free activities that will help you and your child embrace the summertime.

The Best Decision I Ever Made: Getting a Service Dog for My Son

I knew I needed help when I saw what could happen when taking my eyes off my special needs child for a split second.

Please Don’t Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA

Cary mom and author Sharon O'Donnell releases a book about having children later in life.

July 16-19: Finding Shapes in Nature, the Business of Music, a Musical Lego Challenge and More

Find fun events for the kids this week in Durham, Garner and Raleigh.
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Annual Guides

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.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

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.