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In-person public school instruction delayed until Aug. 17

With COVID-19 numbers rising dramatically in our state, Governor Doug Ducey announced Monday that in-person school instruction will be delayed until at least Aug....

Raising Outdoor Kids: Staying active during quarantine (and after)

We first sensed something strange was happening while looking for bottled water during a quick trip to Los Angeles in early March. We visited...

Is summer travel safe? Families are staying closer to home...

Venetia Houser, an Avondale mom of two, missed two vacations due to COVID-19 closures, including her sister’s postponed Cacun wedding and a spring trip...

Self-compassion, stress and children with psychological disorders

Parenting is challenging, but the challenges can be so much greater when you're raising a child with a psychological disorder. A clinical psychology doctoral student...

Camps do the “pandemic pivot” for Summer 2020

Virtual options abound, and camps that are offering on-site programs have made some big changes in how they will operate. Here is an update...

When a son becomes a father, during a pandemic

Fewer distractions are more welcome these days than a text message that reads, “You guys home?” The messages come every few days from our son,...

15 ways to celebrate dads on Father’s Day: Sunday, June 21

On Sunday, June 21, we will celebrate dads and all they do. Here are a few ways to be festive with food, fun and...
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Pandemic Parenting Poll: Anxiety tops confidence about return to school

Arizona parents have a lot of anxiety about their kids returning to school in coming weeks. In a Raising Arizona Kids poll, only 19.5 percent...

“Positive impatience” describes Junior Achievement of Arizona’s 18 Under 18

When Junior Achievement of Arizona set out to identify some of our state’s extraordinary young people, the goal was to celebrate future leaders, change...

Shop local! 7 great cool-dad gifts for Father’s Day

Support local shops when you do your Father's Day shopping! Here are seven great finds our editorial team recommends.

Changing Hands launches Kids’ Summer Reading Bingo

Changing Hands Bookstore has launched a Kids' Summer Reading Bingo program designed to celebrate diversity and inclusion in children's literature. The program encourages children to...

Coronavirus creates a “perfect storm” for drowning risk

Maintaining multiple layers of protection to keep children and teens safe around water is especially important as we continue to spend more time at...

Arizona Science Center will reopen with new Guided Experiences

The Arizona Science Center will open to the public June 20 with a phased-in approach limiting the number of guests at any one time...

Using Common Sense: Resources to stop the “summer slide” in...

This academic year has been unlike any other, and we may not know exactly what’s in store for fall until well into the summer....

Local finds for a safe and fun summer

1. Masks as a fashion statement Don’t settle for boring non-medical face coverings. Bunky Boutique in Phoenix sells handmade face masks in fun fabrics ($13-$16),...

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