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Lowcountry Parent

is the top resource for families in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, focusing on a wide range of topics that matter to local parents such as family-friendly events, education, food, health, parenting advice, and highlighting the people and places that make our community unique.

When it comes to understanding about sea turtles and keeping them safe, no one knows more about these animals than the team of marine biologists at the Sea Turtle Care Center at the South Carolina Aquarium in downtown Charleston.

Beyond earning money to help share in their personal expenses, getting a job can help your teenager learn important life skills, build character and gain new perspective.

Author, radio host and personal finance personality Dave Ramsey has long warned against the use of credit cards by teens and young adults. His opinion stems from the fact this demographic is often the number one target of credit card companies leading many to graduate college with debt.

Teaching your children to save their money and not spend it right away can help them learn lifelong skills in how to manage money. For most kids, the obvious thing to do when they have a little money is to spend it. We spoke to Wells Fargo South Carolina Region Bank President Justin Hawkins …

It's National Junk Food Day (July 21), and this is one holiday that we suggest you don't celebrate! Junk food is defined as food that contains high fats, sugars, salt and calories. There is little to no nutritional value, and unfortunately, we, as parents, have all been through the struggle …

It seems like the minute you tell people you're pregnant you're bombarded with advice from every angle, both solicited and not. But the part of pregnancy that most people don’t ever talk about is the fourth trimester. We know what you’re probably thinking—isn’t pregnancy only three trimesters?!

The Lowcountry heat can be downright brutal in the summer. But fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stay cool—from beaches and lakes to pools and waterparks. Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission provides gallons of fun for all ages at three waterparks—Whirlin’ Waters Adventu…

It’s safe to say that health and wellness have been at the forefront of everyone’s minds this year. But with so much information readily available on the internet, it can be hard to discern fact from fiction. This month, we spoke with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz of Lowcountry Gastroenterology and au…

The holidays bring families together with traditions and gatherings, but this year the holidays also bring considerations of COVID, the flu, and an overall focus on health and safety. This month, we spoke with Physician Christian Cuff of Coastal Pediatric Associates. “The holiday seasons are…

No matter what phase your family is in for college planning, the thoughts of dorms, meal plans, books, and tuition bills start to move to the forefront of your mind. You are not alone if you are asking yourself, “How do I afford all of this?”. The financial considerations of college loans, s…

As adults, credit is so important to our daily lives. You can't buy a home or a car without good credit. Even before you buy, landlords will often check your credit score when you're renting a home or apartment.

It's common during a child's development for families to experience periods of temper tantrums during toddler years or rebellion during teenage years. While some behaviors are normal, how do you know when a line has been crossed? To answer these questions and more, we spoke to David Kalergis…

For parents, to-do lists just seem to be getting longer, so a warm meal on the table every night seems like a stretch. We run out of ideas or don’t have the ingredients that we need on hand. That’s why so-called “meal kits” are popping up in all categories as a way of simplifying meal time. …

As the Lowcountry heats up, so does the battle to keep the bugs at bay. Our expert Sandy Drolshagen offered her insights on spotting and controlling pest problems.

This month, our expert Jen Van Buskirk offers tips for curtailing clutter and keeping your home organized.

This month, our expert Brooke Dooley offers help with recognizing the signs of anxiety disorders in children.

To kick off our new “Ask the Expert” column, we’re tackling a topic that ties in with this issue’s financial theme: How can we teach our kids smart money-management skills? Our expert is Mark Widener, a licensed relationship manager with South Carolina Federal Credit Union. He works in the O…