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Jason Lea

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About the author

Jason Lea has a son, daughter, and a full-time job at the Mentor Public Library. He also blogs for Northeast Ohio Parent in his nonexistent free time. You can find this East-sider on Twitter at @jasonmarklea or read his blog at northeastohioparent.com/bloggers.

Jason Lea Posts

Dad Matters: Give to Yourself

Ages & Stages Magazine Parenting
Jason Lea, Northeast Ohio Parent Dad columnist, shares how Shel Silverstein’s classic book “The Giving Tree” should inspire parents to “give to themselves” once in a while. ...
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Dad Matters: Ditching Your Training Wheels

Ages & Stages Parenting
Jason Lea, Northeast Ohio Parent columnist, never learned how to ride a bike as a kid, but he recently had to teach his son this skill. Lea shared his experience and a few things he learned in the process, too. ...
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Dad Matters: Everybody Get Your Stroll On

Featured Parenting
Jason Lea, Northeast Ohio Parent columnist, has a travel trip for readers. Get a stroller. Or a wagon. Something with wheels. Bring one. Rent one. He shares why it's important. ...
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Dad Matters: I Will Never Be Bluey’s Dad

2022 Editions January 2022 Magazine Parenting
Northeast Ohio Parent Dad columnist Jason Lea shares why it can be difficult for parents to emulate the activities of “Bluey’s Dad” from the popular children's TV series. ...
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Dad Matters: Enjoying COVID-Mas

Parenting
Jason Lea, Northeast Ohio Parent Dad Matters columnist, shares practical advice for the second year celebrating Christmas with COVID to help you have a Merry Christmas. ...
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Dad Matters: Every Friendship is a Season

2021 Editions October 2021 Parenting
Jason Lea, "Dad Matters" columnist for Northeast Ohio magazine, shares with us a conversation he had with his daughter about the value of friendship and how life with friends can change. ...
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Dad Matters: 5 Things I’m Doing This Summer

Ages & Stages Featured Parenting
Jason Lea, Northeast Ohio Parent Dad columnist, shares how last summer, his family didn't do as much as they hoped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this year getting closer to normal, he shares five things he plans to do this summer. ...
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Dad Matters: The Velma Scale

2021 Editions April 2021 Health Parenting
Northeast Ohio Parent columnist Jason Lea of "Dad Matters" shares with us his scale, named after the “Scooby-Doo” cartoon character, which ranks if a person’s choices are good or bad. It’s his way to help his children think about stories and the choices made. ...
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Dad Matters: A short list of everything I learned in 2020

2020 Editions December 2020 Magazine Parenting
Northeast Ohio Parent Dad Columnist Jason Lea shares with us his list of things learned in 2020, including funny moments, the challenges, but also joyful times with his family. ...
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Dad Matters: To Whoever is Listening

2020 Editions June/July 2020 Magazine Parenting Parenting Through the Pandemic

How are you? We’re about four months into (gestures vaguely) whatever this is, and it’s worth doing a sanity check. read more

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