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Earth Day is a global event and an environmental movement recognized by more than 192 countries. April 22 is a special day devoted to showing how we care about the future of our planet, but you don’t have to wait for Earth Day to show your love. Here are 10 ways — including some that can involve your kids — to celebrate the planet we call home all year round. ...
Feeling worried or blue once in a while is normal, but what should parents do when emotions continue to get the better of them — or their kids? Seeking counseling when needed is the best step a parent can make toward wellness for themselves, their kids and their family. Learn how to understand when normal worries become too much and professional help is the next best step. ...
Even though snow may be in the forecast, the image of our kids bundled up to head to school will be replaced with them wearing t-shirts and shorts soon enough. Summertime activities often include camp. Camp creates a special environment where kids become a community. Every child is different — as is every camp and its offerings — so how do you choose the right one?
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.
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