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An Age-by-Age Guide: How to Teach Money-Saving Tips

By: H. Davis If you’re like most parents, you want to raise responsible children, especially when it comes to finances.…

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Vaping 101

By Christa Melnyk Hines Just as cigarette smoking drops to its lowest level in years, e-cigarette use, a.k.a. “vaping,” is…

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What is Parent-Child Interactive Therapy?

The need-to-know for parents of kids with behavioral challenges. By Michelle Kopkash Frequent tantrums. Non-stop whining. Shows of aggression. Constant…

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Sacramento [is] International

Encourage Kids to Learn a Second Language By Stephen Muff Americans are notorious for not learning another language. Roughly three-quarters…

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Meet Paige… Bringing Imagination to Life Through Art

By Shannon Smith Paige’s mom, Sara recently wrote in to Sacramento Parent to share her daughter’s love of drawing. Paige…

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Garden Markers

By Lady DIY Some of my favorite memories from childhood are times spent helping my mom in our garden. Now…

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Top 4th of July Fireworks Shows & Festivities

Have a blast at these spectacular patriotic events. June 30th & July 1st Home Land Concert 7pm at Auburn Library…

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How to Keep Children Safe at Summer Pool and Hot Tub Parties

By Sue LaPLante As summer approaches, you might find yourself and your family invited to pool and hot tub parties…

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An Interview with the UC Davis MIND Institute

A Treasure Box of Resources for Neurodevelopmental Disorders By Michelle Kopkash Though Greater Sacramento is known for its Gold Rush…

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Being Mikey’s Dad

By Michael McDonald I remember the day Mikey was born incredibly clearly. As soon as I saw him, my world…

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Benefits of a Sandwich Family

10 Lessons My Kids Learned By Having Papa Live With Us By Jesse Neve Age 52 is too young to…

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Bookmarking the Great Outdoors

By Lady DIY If your kids are anything like mine, a camping trip typically means that we’ll be bringing home…

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Beyond the Shirt & Tie: Gifts for Dad

By Pam Molnar Shopping for Father’s Day is tough. They rarely give us hints and if they want really something,…

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Helping Your Children Cope With Allergies

By Candace Lai The season for sniffles and achoos has arrived. More than 40 percent of U.S. children suffer from…

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Hot Date Destinations

By Michelle Kopkash Dust off your best shoes, slip into your favorite outfit and head out for a romantic date…

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My Meaningful Work as a Stay at Home Mom

By Sumiti Mehta When I made the decision to be a stay at home mom, it was because I wanted…

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Mother’s Day for Every Kind of Mom

By Meagan Ruffing Who doesn’t love a good ole’ fashioned handmade card and an armful of roses? I sure do.…

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Mother’s Day Photo Box

crafty By Lady DIY Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Without a doubt,…

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Top Tips On Giving Baby a Bath

By Dr. Amy Kim Whether you’ve only been home from the hospital with your tiny bundle of joy for a…

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Sunshine, Angel and Rainbow Babies

By Amber Pryor | Photos: In The Moment Photography by Leila Pregnancy after the loss of a child is a…

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Horse Wonder: Exploring the World ​of Horses

By Diane Turner Maller ​There was a time when it was common place for parents to have at least one…

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Parenting by the Numbers: Word Problems to Show You’re Not Alone

By Kerrie McLoughlin Sometimes when you’re parenting you just don’t have all the answers. Nothing makes sense and things don’t…

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Health Benefits of Summer Camp

By Suzanne Koup-Larsen While it’s not a medical diagnosis, child-advocacy expert Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to…

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Growing Pizzas

By Stephen Muff From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Beer Gardens of Deutschland, humans have been trying to…

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Strategies to Cure a Picky Eater

By Kerrie McLoughlin Want to know how parents of young kids can kick the chicken nugget, fruit snack and mac…

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Making Room for Baby: Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Sibling

By Meagan Ruffing There’s nothing more exciting than finding out that you are expecting; again. Thoughts of tiny toes and…

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Get Ready for Rail-Related Family Fun at the Railroad Museum

The California State Railroad Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, is a family-favorite destination perfect…

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​FAQs for Parents Considering Private School Education

By Nora Heston Tarte When it comes to a child’s education, few subjects are more heavily debated. Weighing the benefits…

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More Veggies… Said Hardly Any Kid Ever!

By Chef Chrissy Marie of Fruvey Kids “I DON’T LIKE IT,” echo’s through homes of many families around dinner time—but,…

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Protect Your Child’s Identity

By Carol Wyzinski, Esq. There are so many opportunities for being victims of fraud. Most of us are savvy enough…

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Benefits of Team Sports

By Nora Heston Tarte No child is created equal. Some may thrive in athletics, while others may struggle to keep…

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Changing the World for Two

A Sacramento family shares their story of adoption  By Allison Hopkins “A mother’s love for her child is like no…

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Teen Gaming

“Not Now, Mom, I’m in Combat!” Teens Have a Hard Time Turning Off Video Games, Even After Midnight By Robert…

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Activities to Help Your Child Do Better in Math

By Janeen Lewis Is math homework giving you a headache? Do you dread hearing “I hate math!” every night? While…

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Take on Tahoe

By Shannon Smith Sacramento families know how lucky they are to be able to jump in the car, take a…

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Helping Your Child Build Friendships

By Jan Pierce, MEd For many kids, building friendships comes as naturally as breathing in air or waking up in…

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Prepare Your Child…and Yourself for Camp!

By American Camp Association For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenaline pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your…

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Getting Your Kids to Fall in Love with Reading

Written by Keira Regina Children love stories, whether they’re creating, watching or listening to them, but not every little kid…

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No Barriers to Play

Universally Accessible Playgrounds in Sacramento By Lauren Ivy Chiong If you are a parent of a special needs child, you…

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Know Your Child’s Learning Style

Like a computer, your child’s mind prefers information to be “coded” a certain way in order for him (or her)…

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Teaching Kindness

A Touch of Understanding brings lessons in tolerance to local classrooms—and beyond.  By Lisa Thibodeau As a child Leslie DeDora…

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Summer Learning Arts Activities

1. Create a living room theater: Have your child act out their favorite stories books, plays, TV shows, or even…

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Child Support 101

Most folks think they need to hire an attorney to get child support—you can, but you don’t have to. Your…

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Prepare Your Kids to Ditch the Devices at Summer Camp

Apps like Pokémon Go created a nightmare for camp directors a few summers ago. Staff, who hoped to create a…

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Seize the Day for Fun and Play– Preschooler Style

While you are chasing your toddler around the store or answering your preschooler’s question for the tenth time, an older…

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How to Help Your ADHD Child Get Organized: 5 Tips You Can Start Using Today

YOU KNOW IT. The never-ending battle of your son’s messy room. “Pick that up! How did your room get this…

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Mud—A Prescription for Healthy Kids

Kids love mud—it’s just a fact. Whether it’s the batter for fresh muffins, or the building material for mini dams…

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Education & Enrichment Resources

The Makers Place™

Join us at The Makers Place™ for creative workshops for ages 0-12 this summer. With flexible memberships and onsite childcare…

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Granite Arch Climbing Center

Granite Arch offers a wide variety of indoor climbing experiences for people of all ages and abilities.

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Funderland

Offering academic & play field trips! Fundraising opportunities available.

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Fairytale Town

Offering children and families a safe place to imagine, play and learn. With 25 playsets based on nursery rhymes and…

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Whispering Oak Montessori

Encouraging independent, self-directed learning for life in a child-centered environment. Offering care for Infant through Kindergarten while promoting an international…

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St. Charles Borromeo School

St. Charles Borromeo is a Catholic school providing a vibrant academic and faith-based education for grades Preschool through 8th.

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South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter is a WASC accredited independent study charter school serving TK-12 grade students. We are driven by a strong…

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Placer Academy Charter

Placer Academy is a K-8, public charter school that combines the Core Knowledge curriculum with project-based learning in Rocklin. Contact…

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Jesuit High School

Founded in 1963, Jesuit High School is part of a community of lifelong learners, serving the Sacramento area for more…

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Granite Bay Montessori

2 years through 8th grade | Monday-Friday, 7am-6:30pm Since 1991, GBM has successfully provided a safe, stimulating, peaceful environment which…

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An Age-by-Age Guide: How to Teach Money-Saving Tips

By: H. Davis If you’re like most parents, you want to raise responsible children, especially when it comes to finances.…

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Vaping 101

By Christa Melnyk Hines Just as cigarette smoking drops to its lowest level in years, e-cigarette use, a.k.a. “vaping,” is…

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What is Parent-Child Interactive Therapy?

The need-to-know for parents of kids with behavioral challenges. By Michelle Kopkash Frequent tantrums. Non-stop whining. Shows of aggression. Constant…

Read More

Top 4th of July Fireworks Shows & Festivities

Have a blast at these spectacular patriotic events. June 30th & July 1st Home Land Concert 7pm at Auburn Library…

Read More

Hot Date Destinations

By Michelle Kopkash Dust off your best shoes, slip into your favorite outfit and head out for a romantic date…

Read More

Horse Wonder: Exploring the World ​of Horses

By Diane Turner Maller ​There was a time when it was common place for parents to have at least one…

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Take on Tahoe

By Shannon Smith Sacramento families know how lucky they are to be able to jump in the car, take a…

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No Barriers to Play

Universally Accessible Playgrounds in Sacramento By Lauren Ivy Chiong If you are a parent of a special needs child, you…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

Learn More

Open Play Art Exploration

Explore the art studio during open play hours on Tuesdays for $8. Dress for a mess. (18 months to 8…

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