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Determining if preschool is the right step for your child and your family is a big decision, and there are many different factors to consider. We spoke with several early childhood educators in the region, who offer tips on determining whether your child is ready, as well as what to look for in a school and questions to consider when visiting. Plus, students and parents weigh in on why they love preschool. ...
Holiday parties and big meals with friends and family bring challenges to parents of children with severe or life-threatening food allergies. While it might seem like every buffet table is a potential trip to the emergency room, there are many ways to have fun and celebrate safely. ...
Inspired by their son, 12-year-old Carson, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, Amy and Jeff Belles decided to work toward forming acceptance and inclusion opportunities for individuals with special needs. Through their work with KultureCity, the couple has created accessibility and acceptance in the local community by collaborating with the Akron Zoo and Quicken Loans Arena. ...
Shopping resale for gently used baby and kids clothing, equipment and more can bolster your budget, since items cost significantly less than retail prices. Before you buy or sell, learn the top tips and trends to get the best bargains and earn the most cash. Then, check our list of area resale events and consignment stores to get started. ...
When planning a trip with the kids, parents try to think of all the unexpected situations and plan accordingly. You bring extra wipes, diapers, changes in clothes, and stockpile snacks and activities to survive being stuck in a car, plane, train or hotel room. Here are some less-obvious ways you can make your trip a little easier.
For 18 years I did not celebrate Father’s Day because I was raised by a single mom. Father’s Day was just not on my radar until my husband and I had kids of our own. My girls are only 5 and 3 years old, but they’ll be able to read one day. Here is what I would like my daughters to know about their dad this Father’s Day. ...
Finding quality family time as a working parent is really tough, not to mention getting some grown-up “me time,” too. Here are five real-life-tested tips to give yourself more time with your family, create a healthy work-life balance, and carve out time just for you. You deserve this because if moms or dads are not happy, no one is happy.
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