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Take a Ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Fall is the best time for a ride, when the leaves are at their autumnal peak.

How to Maintain a Strong Relationship When You and Your Child are Apart

Creative avenues for small talk when you’re away from your kids.

How to Raise Kind Kids

Strategies to help you raise kids who show and share kindness.

Hoping for Multigenerational Proximity Trends

Living near (or with) grandparents has its benefits.

Is Gratitude Good for Your Health?

Participants in a study found a simple weekly routine helped them feel more optimistic and better about their lives.

Track Flu Outbreaks on Campuses

A new smartphone app can help identify college students at risk of catching the flu, say UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University researchers.

Couples Benefit from Splitting Child Care Duties

Study: Heterosexual couples who split child care duties, have higher quality relationships and sex lives than those who don’t.

Fall Styles Embrace the Blanket Scarf

Cuddle up! This season’s fun and flowing trend is the blanket scarf.

Kindergarten Readiness: 'Redshirt' or Enroll?

The option to enroll a child who is not quite 5 years old — or who may have just turned 5 — often complicates parents’ decision-making process.

Home Schooling: 5 Reasons to Take the Plunge

We asked parents across North Carolina, “What made you take the plunge?”

The New SAT Test

When provided details about the proposed changes to the SAT, the surveyed parents’ opinions about the new format were divided.

A Fun Halloween is a Safe One

It might be common sense, but it bears repeating

Top 5 Lists on Halloween Trends

What is your favorite Halloween candy? Costume? Movie?

14 Ways to Kickoff Halloween Early

Spooky, ghostly family weekend fun around the Triad.

Relieving the Guilt of Screen Time

Reasons to limit kids' screen time, while also relaxing about limited exposure

For Exceptional Parents, Teaching the Teacher Is Not so Far Fetched

Parents are a welcome resource for teachers of exceptional children

Celebrating Lights On Afterschool Day

Thousands celebrate afterschool programs and raise awareness

The Piano Anyone Can Play

Music lessons have become colorfully easy

A Spooky Halloween Begins and Ends with Good Nutrition

Tips for a great night of trick-or-treating

Celebrating Halloween Pinterest Style

Before you head to the store, browse Pinterest for DIY costumes, decorations and food

Short Film Contest For Teens

Teens can win scholarships by sharing an important message

Triad to Get More Lion King

Aycock Middle receives grant to stage musical

Seasonal Exhibits for the Family

Try these exhibits for fun and educational family day trips

Raise a Hand for Hygiene in 2015

Today is Global Handwashing Day

Meet Our Bloggers — And Consider Blogging For Us, Too!

We're looking for parenting and family bloggers

5 SIDS Risk Factors You Should Know

How to avoid risk factors of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

5 Unconventional Tips for Moms to Lose the Baby Weight

Helpful tips for postpartum weight loss.

How to Safely Remove “Scary” from Halloween

Tips for making Halloween less scary for little ones

Top 5 Teething Tips for Baby

Ease the pain of new teeth growing in.

SECCA and Tesla Motors Spark Partnership

Charge your car while enjoying a museum visit
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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.