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School Shootings: 6 Tips to Ease You and Your Child's Anxiety By: Jessica Craig Driggers, Ed.S, M.Ed, LPC

School Shootings: 6 Tips to Ease You and Your Child's Anxiety
By: Jessica Craig Driggers, Ed.S, M.Ed, LPC
Cover Photo Credit: Charlotte-Mecklenburg SchoolsOur thoughts and prayers go out to not only Butler High School, but every school that has experienced a school shooting. Our counseling practice mourns with the community, yet stands strong as a support for those in need.We are in a time where the unthinkable happens at a level of increasing frequenc...
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Charlotte's Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Events for Families!

Charlotte's Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Events for Families!
We're excited that the holidays are here! From watching holiday movies with the 25 days of Christmas, making sweet goodies with our children, gathering for family fun and football on Thanksgiving, an annual caroling event we always try to attend, and even making new traditions or daring a trip with two kids to find snow, we cherish this time with o...
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Family Friendly Halloween Events in Charlotte

Family Friendly Halloween Events in Charlotte

Take your lil' pumpkins out for some Halloween fun & treats!


 10/26-10/31 Free Halloween event at Bass Pro Shops 2018

Bass Pro Shops, which you'll find locally at Concord Mills, is offering Free Halloween activities October 26th through October 31st, 2018. The events also take place at Cabela's, 1000 Cabela Drive, Fort Mill, SC.
The activities include: Trick-or-treating, Free 4×6 photo with the Peanuts gang, Crafts,  Costume parade, Cookie Decorating, Pumpkin Toss  and more. 


10/27 FREE Trick or Treat Street at Blakeney 2018:

It's "Trick or Treat Street" (formally known as Boo Bash) time. We have teamed up with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and their annual Safety Day to bring you and your family a day of fun and safety awarness.

There will be vendor booths for you to browse, The HC Oakes band will have a live performance and there will be a bounce house and more!

We encourage all the kids to come out dressed in their Halloween costumes so that they can "Trick or Treat" their way through the vendors and participating tenants!

10/27 Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall, the NASCAR Hall of Fame's:

Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall, the NASCAR Hall of Fame's family-friendly Halloween extravaganza.

During this fang-tastic evening, trick-or-treaters can stock up on candy, decorate pumpkins, play bingo to win prizes, and meet and greet with some of their favorite characters. 

They'll also be treated to special screenings of "Toy Story of Terror!," which will play every 30 minutes in the High Octane Theater.Tickets cost just $15, so treat your family and join us for a wickedly fun celebration!

10/27 Hero Run

Come run in your favorite Super Hero costume to show your support for all of our armed forces! Don't have a costume? Don't worry! All are welcome to come join us as we raise money for our local heroes.
Get your family, friends, and coworkers together to form your own Avengers style team and see how much of a difference you can make for Veteran's Bridge Home.
TWO RACES ARE SCHEDULED – 5K & 1K FUN RUN

SPOOKY SCIENCE AT OUR FAMILY OF MUSEUMS

If you're searching for family-friendly Halloween activities, it's all treats and no tricks at all four of our Museums. Wear your favorite costume and join us for eerie experiments and giggly ghosts, starting this Saturday.

  • Celebrate Chemistry Day with spook-tacular science experiments on Saturday, October 27 at Discovery Place Science. Enjoy Halloween-themed activities with experiments that bubble, ooze, blow up and light up — all sponsored by our friends at BASF.
  • It's a hauntingly good time for Boo Bash at Discovery Place Nature. On Saturday, October 28, we'll have not-so-scary activities for kids, including live animal encounters, trick-or-treat stations, storytelling and a costume contest.
  • Celebrate Halloween with safe trick-or-treating and games at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville on Wednesday, October 31. Explore spiders, learn about pumpkins and gather some goodies at activity stations around the Museum from 11:00 a.m. - noon.
  • Stop by Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham for treats as part of Downtown Spooktacular, Rockingham's FREE community-wide trick-or-treating party on Wednesday, October 31.


10/31 - Halloween Bash at Mr. Putty's:

Join us Wednesday 10/31/18 for our Home-School Halloween bash! $4.50/pp rounds of mini-golf ⛳️ (with home school ID) and $4.00 ride tokens!
Don't forget to wear your costume! We'll be judging the best costume on our FB page and our fans will select the BEST costume to win a FREE round of
Mini-Golf!

10/31 - FREE Scary Face Pancake at IHOP:

FREE for kids 12 and under, Wednesday October 31st from 7am - 10pm
Come to your favorite IHOP® and create the spookiest, kookiest pancake you can imagine using strawberries,
whipped topping, Mini OREO® cookies, candy corn.
*All kids age 12 & under get a free Scary Face Pancake between 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31 at participating locations.

10/31 - Krispy Kreme Halloween:

Krispy Kreme is also hosting the ultimate costume party! Wear your costume on Oct. 31 to get a FREE doughnut of choice at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme shops.

Show us how you're celebrating Halloween with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts throughout October by using #KrispyKreme and tagging @krispykreme on social media.


10/31 - $4 Burrito on Halloween at Chipotle:

Come get ghoulish with us. Just rock your Halloween costume to Chipotle from 3pm to close on 10/31 to get a $4 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos, or use code BOORITO in our app or online to get yours. Let's boo this thing.
Excludes delivery and catering orders. Limit one Boorito per person; must be in costume to qualify. Determination of whether a 'costume' qualifies for the offer is at the sole discretion of Chipotle restaurant personnel. Applicable taxes to be added to $4 purchase price. Additional restrictions may apply; void where prohibited.


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Corn Mazes Near Charlotte

Corn Mazes Near Charlotte
If you're like me, you LOVE getting the kids out on the farm to experience farm animals, farm life, farm stores, and farm crops! There's nothing like being able to run around in the open air and experience life on a farm! Even better, there's nothing like experiencing a corn maze on a farm in the fall! There are usually pumpkin patches, fall activi...
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Stay Healthy This Fall with DIY Cleaning

Stay Healthy This Fall with DIY Cleaning
I resisted the idea of making my own personal care and household cleaning items for a long time. I worried that I didn't have the time, it would be too complicated, or that the ingredients would be too obscure and either cost a fortune or be difficult to locate. I was wrong about all of that! Today I'm going to share a few of my favorite green reci...
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9 Tips to Keep Your Sanity as a Stay at Home Parent!

9 Tips to Keep Your Sanity as a Stay at Home Parent!
By: Jessica Craig Driggers, Ed.S, M.Ed, LPC1. Take time for you- everyday! I know there are only 24 hours in a day, but to be at your best some of that time needs to be devoted to just you. Self-care is necessary to maintain a level of balance within your emotional and mental state. If this means waking up an hour earlier for alone time in sil...
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Activities for Kids During Severe Weather

Activities for Kids During Severe Weather
This list of ideas was created by a group of moms during Fun 4 Charlotte Kids' Facebook Live in September before Hurricane Florence was about to hit North and South Carolina. During severe weather you can be indoors before, during and after the storm hits. In that case you will need lots of activities and ideas even with the power on...
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Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Charlotte: A Family Guide

Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Charlotte: A Family Guide
​It's time for back to school and that means pumpkin spice lattes, fall festivals, corn mazes, and Halloween fun are right around the corner! Oh, and we love the cooler weather, too! Halloween is our FAVORITE time of year and we've got all the scoop on fall family fun in the Queen City! Scroll down for all the events around town and check back as m...
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Charlotte's Labor Day weekend Family Guide

Charlotte's Labor Day weekend Family Guide
Labor Day is right around the corner and it's hard to plan going out of town especially after the kid's long summer vacation. If you are staying in town, then take advantage of all the many activities that will be happening in Charlotte and surrounding areas!  Don't forget to check Fun4CharlottesKids Calendar Daily that way you don't miss...
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Lunches, Lunchboxes, and Lunch Resources: A Local Moms Guide

Lunches, Lunchboxes, and Lunch Resources: A Local Moms Guide
Back to school is always the time when we start thinking of ideas for healthy snacks and school lunches. If you're like me, you can never think of what to send for lunch or snack. My local moms group is always asking this same question! I decided to compile a list of their ideas for non sandwich snacks and lunches. The theme for this guide is how t...
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FREE First Day of School Printables

FREE First Day of School Printables
The first day of school is right around the corner and since we know how busy moms are these days. We didn't want you to worry about the little things and we've created some First Day of School Printable. In case you're like me and don't have time to order or create a first day of school sign...we've templates for all elementary grades! F...
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New Grade, New Hobby!

New Grade, New Hobby!
This is the prefect time a year to try new things! Want to let your kids experiment with new hobbies and see what fits their style? Looking for a new hobby for your kids? We got good Ideas​Show Off your Circus Tricks at Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center is the premiere school in the Southeast to receive elite training in dance and circu...
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Summer 2018 Checklist!

Summer 2018 Checklist!
I use this check list every summer and we always have a blast! This was the checklist that I sent with my student at the end of the year for them to have fun and now it helps me with the boys!  I have attached a printable copy! I added some links to the list with locations for water parks, sprinkler parks, places ...
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Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2018!

Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2018!
We are excited to announce our Annual 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2018! Each week of summer join Fun4CharlotteKids.com as we visit 8 different play spaces in town, one for each week of the 9 weeks of summer, and play at a special discounted rate when you mention Fun4CharlotteKids.com! Join us at our Kick Off event at the Family Fun Day! The first 100 kid...
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FREE and Cheap Summer Fun in CLT With FREE Printable

FREE and Cheap Summer Fun in CLT With FREE Printable
School will soon be out for summer! That means you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the fun and sun! But with kids out of school you might be tempted to spend more money on daily entertainment, eating out, and summer camps, to keep the kids busy, which can add up each week. Don't worry! We've researched ways to save money this summer, while ...
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Spring Into Summer at the YMCA

Spring Into Summer at the YMCA
If your family is looking forward to some warmer weather with cool activities, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is heating up the fun. The Y is one of the only places in town to offer a ton of summer fun all in one place for the whole family. On May 5, the YMCA opened 28 pools and waterparks for the summer season at 19 branches across a four-county a...
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Bully and Cyberbullying: How to Keep your Kids Safe!

Bully and Cyberbullying:
How to Keep your Kids Safe!
As therapists who counsel children and adolescents daily, we find ourselves educating our clients and their parents on how to advocate for themselves in many different ways.With the world evolving in this age of technology, bullying has become an even greater concern. Bullyingamong school-aged children is defined as an unwanted, aggressive behavior...
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Fun 4 Charlotte Kids’ FALL Bucket List

Fun 4 Charlotte Kids’ FALL Bucket List
​Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! It's a great time to go outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather and colors with your kids. Fun 4 Charlotte Kids has created a CHARLOTTE FALL BUCKET LIST for you to use to plan fun fall things to do with your family around Charlotte and surrounding areas this season. No need to search online for ...
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8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks

8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks
8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks If you're from Charlotte, you are on a perpetual hunt to find ways to stay cool in your own back yard. From running through sprinklers to playing with the hose to playing in baby pools, being in the water is a great way to stay cool in the summer! We've searched pinterest far and wide for some creative id...
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