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Mother’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 9. Make the mother figure in your life feel special by treating her to some of these events happening throughout the greater Cleveland/Akron area. From flowers and crafts to free admission to local attractions for moms, plan to spend time at these family-friendly activities. ...
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Save the Dates: 2021 Summer Event Series with Northeast Ohio Parent

The Northeast Ohio Parent Summer Event Series returns in 2021! Join us for outdoor family-friendly fun at Crocker Park, Pinecrest, and First and Main! Registration for May events is now open. Other events to follow for open registration. ...
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Northeast Ohio Farmers Markets

From spring through early fall, farmers markets in the greater Cleveland/Akron area typically are in full swing. It's the best time to stock your fridge and pantry with fresh, seasonal produce, meats, baked goods and more from local producers. Find a market near you with this comprehensive guide. ...
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7 Mindfulness Techniques to Improve Your Body and Brain Health

"Mindfulness" is super trendy right now. It can teach you to get out of your head and into the present, which can benefit your health, including stress reduction. Laura Thomas, of Thomas Fitness Consulting, provides ways to incorporate some simple daily activities into your routine. ...
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5 Tips to Celebrate National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month, which began in 1996 from the Academy of American Poets, celebrates its 25th year. Reading and learning poems help with rhyming, order of words and critical thinking skills. Here are five fun ways to introduce your kids to poetry. ...
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Pandemic Pressure: Check on Mental Health of Tweens and Teens

With teens and tweens having normal stressors such as grades, social relationships and seeking independence from parents, the pandemic has brought on an additional worry. Dr. Laura Gerak, director of clinical psychology and pediatric psychologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides some ways parents can talk to their children and check on their mental health. ...
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6 Common Myths and Facts About Autism

To help heighten public understanding, Em Ellis, LSW, a behavior specialist for Summit Academy School – Dayton, who works with and advocates for children with autism, describes six common misconceptions and realities about autism. ...
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7 Bedtime Storybooks to Help your Child Sleep

Got a sleep-resistant child? Maybe it’s time for your little night owl to hit the books. Use nightly bedtime story to help build and reinforce healthy sleep habits, overcome common sleep saboteurs and boost parent-child bonding. ...
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Camps and Parents Look to Summer Programs in 2021

Families across Northeast Ohio, with the help of summer camps, are taking a step toward normalcy after a year of lockdown. Camp programs across the region plan to follow safety protocols as outlined by the state and local governments in order to keep all attendees safe.  ...
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Camp Decision Checklist

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more questions about safety at camp. However, first-time campers and their parents still have to be comfortable with all other aspects of attending. We talked to Bill Champ, the auxiliary programs director and summer programs director at University School, about what parents can ask and do to make the most informed choice. ...
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