April 2021

April 2021

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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Dad Matters: The Velma Scale

Northeast Ohio Parent columnist Jason Lea of "Dad Matters" shares with us his scale, named after the “Scooby-Doo” cartoon character, which ranks if a person’s choices are good or bad. It’s his way to help his children think about stories and the choices made. ...
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Mother’s Day is For Those Actively Mothering

In 2018, I wrote an article for the magazine about giving moms a mental day off for Mother’s Day.

You can read it here: Give Mom the Best Gift for

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Explore All Sports at Camp

There are countless benefits of being a multi-sport athlete, such as improving a player’s physical and mental skills, making new friends, teamwork, and being exposed to new experiences — all while having fun. We spoke with several local experts who talked about some of the important benefits of playing multiple sports. ...
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Plant Native in Your Garden

It’s almost that time of year to think about what to plant in your garden. While there are plenty of options at your local big-box store's garden center, think about choosing native flowers and plants this year. Planting native can add something special — and it goes a long way toward helping the environment. ...
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Off Screen: Digital Detox

Goodbye screens; hello outside world! Depending on where your family stands with the pandemic, screen-time limits have been relaxed or may have been completely removed during the craziness that was 2020. As we head toward a better outlook, it may be time for a digital detox to help your family shake off the cloud of electronic energy hanging over your home. ...
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Screens On: Parent Gaming Guide

It's important to know how and where your children are spending their time online. The excitement of leveling up, the rush of defeating a boss, or just socializing with other players has led to increased gaming across the board. Take a look at the most popular games with kids and what parents should know about them. ...
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View the Spring Edition of Camp and Summer Programs Guide

The pull-out guide helps you plan your children’s summer adventures in 2021. It also includes listings of area camps and summer programs and an easily digestible Camp Grid, so you can begin your search right now. ...
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