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Beyond the Studio: Dance Opens Doors to Other Future Roles

2017 Editions Ages & Stages August 2017 dance Featured Magazine
Local kids and parents share how dance benefits many areas of children's lives. In addition, many young dancers are becoming more well rounded by discovering new, related interests. By producing videos, organizing routines and playing instruments, children are focused on more than simply nailing the audition or performance. ...
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Ohio Groups Battle Child Hunger in the Summer Months

Ohio organizations fight childhood hunger
2017 Editions Featured July 2017 Magazine

Summer is a time when most people envision kids having fun on their break, however, for some youth, it means they’ll be hungrier than they were during the school year. read more

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Expert Advice for Navigating Tough Conversations with your Teen

Ages & Stages Featured Parenting

We’ve all been there — sitting in the hot seat — because our parents wanted to have “the talk.” Now it’s our turn to sit down with our own children, and even though we may remember what it felt like to be in their shoes, it doesn’t make it much easier. read more

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Healing Ways to Memorialize the Loss of an Infant

2017 Editions February 2017 Magazine Parenting

Few emotional tidal waves rival the joy of expecting a baby, but dealing with a pregnancy loss could cause a devastated family to ask, “What do we do now?” read more

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Craft the Perfect Homespun Halloween Costume for Your Child

Featured Magazine October 2016
Making your child's Halloween costume from scratch doesn't have to be difficult or extremely time consuming. With some creativity and common materials, you can come up with a look they'll love. Use our handy no-sew costume guide as a source of inspiration to create the perfect home-spun Halloween look this year. ...
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‘FORE!’ Generations: Father’s Day Family Tradition

Featured
When traditions like this are handed down, it gives fathers the opportunity to positively influence their children’s behavior and create an environment in which dads can demonstrate the character they work to instill in their family, all while celebrating what really matters and creating lasting memories. ...
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Support Through Camp: Specialty Camps Meet the Unique Needs of Kids

May 2016 Parenting Special Needs
To most families, the end of a school year is synonymous with going to summer camp, where kids engage in new experiences, make new friends and create life-long memories. Some parents are finding there are unique camps around Northeast Ohio offering much more than the traditional fun activities. ...
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Foster Month: Help Them Grow, Then Let Them Go

Parenting
To many people, foster parents are considered real-life superheroes, serving and loving children for as long as they’re needed, despite the inevitable farewell. Though it can be intense and painful, all of the foster parents we’ve spoken to agree it’s worth it — and professionals say there is a huge need for more people to step up. ...
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