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Advice From a Fatherly Elf

The latest 'Daddy Derek' column

State Capitol Hosts Toy Drive for Hurricane-Affected Families

First Lady Kristin Cooper and the North Carolina State Capitol have teamed up with Toys for Tots to collect toys for children in eastern North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence.

Santa’s Bag: A Holiday Shopping Tradition for Kids

Take your kids find the perfect gifts for their family and friends -- without emptying their piggy bank.

Nov. 30-Dec. 2: Tree Lighting, Breakfast With Mrs. Claus, a Scandinavian Christmas Fair, the Start of Hanukkah and More

Find plenty of holiday fun around the Triangle this weekend.

So Your Child Needs Play Therapy. What’s Next?

The key to a successful start in play therapy is to be supportive and learn what to expect before you go.

Don't Get Caught Without a Sitter this Holiday Season

Tips to make the hunt for child care when you need it just a little bit easier.

Tips on Capturing Family Milestones

Some advice in time for the holidays.

Nov. 26-29: Extreme Cookie Houses, DIY Bath Bombs, Made by Me and No-Sew Pillows

Build an extreme cookie house, make a bath bomb and heartfelt crafts, and create a seasonal pillow.

Where to Ski, Snowboard and Tube Near North Carolina

Warm up this winter on a family skiing, snowboarding or snowtubing trip just a short drive away.

Make ‘The Nutcracker’ a Family Tradition in Charlotte

Tips for sharing a magical family experience

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Favorite toys — tried and tested — for the kids on your gift-giving list

NC’s Healthiest Cities

See Raleigh's ranking

Cook Safely This Holiday Season

A guide to ideal temperatures

Local Literacy Programs Receive National Honors

WAKE Up and Read and Chatham Reads recognized

Wake County Students Treated to Bluegrass Performances

Bands in town for major festival

Community-Designed Mini Golf Course to Open in Durham

Submissions due Dec. 19

Community Service Leads to Scholarships for Triangle Students

Pair are among 23 chosen from across U.S.

Mia Hamm and Team First Soccer Academy Lead Local Youth Clinic

Participants hand-selected based on sportsmanship

Delta Dental Donates Funds and 1,500 Toothbrushes for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Donations distributed among area evacuation shelters

The Gift for Grandparents That Keeps on Giving

A checklist for building a better understanding of technology

From Grandparents to Grandkids: How the College Admissions Process Has Changed

Creating a better understanding between generations

“I Need a Bra!”

A dad deals with a family debate

Helping Children Cope With the Death of a Grandparent

Considerations when guiding kids through the process

Grandparents Worry About Grandchildren, Too

Plus: tips for coping with stress and worry

How Could Birth Order Impact Your Child’s Personality?

Parents, professionals weigh in

Health Benefits of Being a Grandparent

Studies show several advantages

Nov. 23-25: Wood Games, a History Hike, a Fencing Class and a Scavenger Hunt

Frolic in the woods, hike around a historic farmstead, take a free fencing class and participate in a scavenger hunt.

LEGO Invites Kids to Turn Creativity Into Gifts of Goodwill

LEGO is helping to make the holidays brighter for 500,000 children around the world with the #BuildToGive campaign.

Enter to Win an Asheville Winter Getaway

This prize package, presented by Explore Asheville, is redeemable Jan. 1-March 31, 2019.

Make Your Own Cherry Scones

This holiday, introduce children to something a bit more unique than the standard cookie tray with this recipe from "The Ultimate Kids' Cookbook."
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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.