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Late summer is the perfect time to check out RailCycle Mt. Rainier, a scenic new experience that’s the perfect excuse for parents to get everyone outside for exercise, family time and sunshine, while the weather is still good. Couple that with our September Play List and you’ll have enough post-Labor Day plans to get you through to October.

We’re also tackling the idea of deadlines — wondering aloud if they matter anymore and if they’re necessary for kids to be successful in school (spoiler alert: they are). Finally, our feature story includes pointers on helping kids navigate online life with success, from author Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. Her new book, “Growing Up in Public,” delves into changing concepts surrounding privacy in the age of the internet, and it’s a fascinating read.

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