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Raising Outdoor Kids: Safer summer excursions

The email came two days before we were ready to leave. We had hotel rooms rented, we had kept up with our training, and...

Return-to-school plan will be data-driven and emphasize local flexibility

Parents looking for clarity on the start of in-person instruction for the new school year today were told that individual school communities will make...

Pandemic Parenting Poll: When should kids go back to school?

As Arizona's COVID-19 numbers top 150,000, fears are escalating about the prospect of children, teachers, administrators and staff returning to school classrooms and hallways in just three and a half weeks.

Using Common Sense: Media literacy skills help kids navigate what’s true...

Parents are consuming a mountain of information from multiple media platforms as they follow news about COVID-19, protests following the death of George Floyd,...

Estate planning: A global pandemic is a stark reminder to make...

Creating an estate plan is something that often sits on parents’ to-do lists for years — one of those unchecked boxes we’ll get to...

Building anti-racist families

Twelve-year-old Jarem Bailey stood in front of a crowd of about 400 peaceful protestors. He paused, momentarily unsure. His face reflected the deep emotions...

77 percent of Arizona parents are “not at all confident” about...

A little more than a month ago, we published the results of a poll showing that 55 percent of parents were "not at all...

Residential evictions moratorium extended; school decision pending

Arizona families who rent their homes or apartments will be relieved to hear that the current moratorium on residential evictions will be extended through...

It takes a village to fight COVID-19

My symptoms first arrived on a Thursday at the end of May. I was dizzy and unable to focus all morning. My partner, Ben,...

Scottsdale pediatrician: COVID-19 cases in kids are increasing

Cases of COVID-19 were spiking dramatically in Arizona when we checked in with pediatrician Sarah Wiersma, M.D., who has seen the troubling trend play...

Phoenix Voice Academy launches uplifting music video

Need some inspiration? Take a few minutes to listen to some young Valley voices spreading a message of hope. The Phoenix Youth Theatre and Voice...

Join the Save Child Care Day of Action on Thursday, July...

We are now entering the fifth month since schools closed in March, and while state and local education leaders debate the wisdom of reopening...

Prepping from home: How to get your child kindergarten ready

Preparing for kindergarten? Me too! This year, I will begin my 12th year of teaching young children and will be heading back to the...

Arizona coronavirus testing efforts to increase in July and August

Has your family been tested for COVID-19? If not, you’ll have more options than ever in July and August. New sites and more testing...

2020 Maricopa County summer reading program extends through Aug. 15

The Maricopa County Reads summer reading program will continue through Aug. 15 to encourage young people to stay engaged and reading while they remain...

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