May 2016

May 2016

#CLEMAMA — Take the “Reflection Challenge”

Sara Carnes — morning show co-host at 95.5 The Fish and Northeast Ohio Parent columnist — helps readers take the challenge, which provides an opportunity to help parents gain back their self-confidence by digging deep and looking beyond the surface of themselves. ...
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Support Through Camp: Specialty Camps Meet the Unique Needs of Kids

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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May is Drowning Awareness and Prevention Month: Keep Kids Safe at the Pool

This is a time to ensure that every family is educated when it comes to water safety as we prepare for beach and pool season. So, what do parents need to know when it comes to water safety? Swim safety expert Sonali Morris, owner of Goldfish Swim School East Cleveland and Goldfish Swim School of Fairview Park, offers practical water safety advice. ...
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Diving Into Motherhood

Like her brothers and sisters, Diana Munz was taught not to fear the water at an early age. For the Chagrin Falls native, staying in the water became a passion and led her down the Olympic lane. However, the Olympic gold medalist says that being a mom (of her two girls, Reagan, 3, and Sydney, 7, whose name came straight from Munz’s first Olympic trip) definitely is harder than winning gold. She shares her love of swimming, her hometown and — most importantly — family. ...
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Smart Choices for Your Grad

The month of May is filled with end-of-the-school-year festivities including proms, graduations and parties. While it is a time of celebration, it also can be dangerous for teens. We talked to local professionals to get advice on how to discuss the importance of teens protecting themselves and making smart decisions this season. ...
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Celebrate Mother’s Day

There are many upcoming events and fun ways to celebrate Mother’s Day – attend a tea party, visit an area museum or spend time outdoors enjoying nature. Regardless of the activity you choose, remember to set aside the day to spend quality time with your mom, grandmother or other important female figure in your life. ...
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Going the Extra Mile: Schools share how their Teachers Count

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, which takes place May 2-6 and celebrates the accomplishments and efforts of teachers, Northeast Ohio Parent spoke with regional educators to find and honor some local teachers who are doing something extra special for their school and students. ...
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Protect Your Family’s Hearing and 10 Tips to Help Save Your Voice

It’s Better Hearing and Speech month from the American Speech Language Hearing Association — a good time to gain awareness about communication disorders. Since everyone uses their devices or talks in noisy environments where they need to raise their voices, Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center offers information to help you understand the impact these scenarios have on your hearing and voice. ...
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