March 2017

March 2017

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine March 2017 Parenting

A Tale of Teen Dating

In what seems like the blink of an eye, tots become teenagers. Though some may be unwilling, parents now have to embrace their child’s new stage of development — teen dating. However, it doesn’t have to be a nail-biting experience for mom and dad when approached with curiosity and candid conversation. ...
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2017 Editions Featured Magazine March 2017 Parenting

Cleveland Monsters Dad Ryan Craig Talks Fatherhood and Life in the Region

Ryan Craig, captain and left wing for the Cleveland Monsters, his wife, Jaydee, and the couple's three children have had a very busy year. Along with his hockey teammates, Ryan celebrated the Monsters winning the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Championship last June — and his family was along with him for the ride. Find out how the Craig family celebrated the win and why they love living in Northeast Ohio. ...
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2017 Editions Featured Latest News Magazine March 2017 Things to do

Northeast Ohio Easter Activities

There are many opportunities for the whole family to hop into some seasonal fun in the region beginning this weekend. Check out our list of area Easter-themed events, including egg hunts, visits with the Easter Bunny, crafts, and more. As always, there's plenty for children to do, and also some unique activities geared toward adults. ...
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6 Ways to Survive the Final Months of Winter

It’s mid-March right now and it’s snowing outside as I am writing this because: Ohio. I thought I saw a glimpse of spring a few weeks ago. It was beautiful, sunny, and temps were in the 60s and 70s! Then the next day Mother Nature laughed in our faces and the weather dropped 30 degrees and it snowed.

We are not the poster family for fun winter activities. Okay, I’ll admit it, I don’t encourage my kids to go out in the snow because I don’t want to freeze my butt off and they are too little to be out there alone (ages 5 and 2). My husband is awesome about hanging out with them in the freezing weather, but I prefer preparing the after-outing cocoa with extra marshmallows.

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    2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine March 2017

    All Sides of the Summer Camp Counselor

    Summer camp counselors do more than lead the pack of kids in their charge. They become role models for campers to lean on throughout the camp journey. For teen counselors, it can provide a unique experience, whether they become a full-time counselor or special helper, such as volunteers at Lake Metroparks or Great Lakes Science Center. These counselors learn the art of creative thinking and how having a positive outlook can lead to a rewarding summer camp experience for all.

    Featured here are a few counselors in Northeast Ohio and beyond who provide advice, along with discussing some benefits and challenges of the job.

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    2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured Magazine March 2017 Parenting

    Modern Homeschooling is Learning Without Boundaries

    Today, homeschooling involves interactive, out-of-the box approaches to education. Homeschooling parents found this to be their favorite part of being directly involved with their children’s education. Here are some ideas that make perfect homeschool lessons, but can be great learning experiences for traditional students, too. ...
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    2017 Editions Featured Magazine March 2017 Things to do Worth Noting

    ‘Please Touch’ at Akron Art Museum

    The “Please Touch” exhibit at the Akron Art Museum, which opened March 2, offers the added dimension of touch to the traditional museum experience. Visitors can explore artwork with their hands as well as their eyes. Inspired by childhood games, puzzles and lift-the-flap books, regional artists put on display touchable pieces that visitors can manipulate as they create meaning out of the work in their own way. ...
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    2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured Magazine March 2017 Parenting

    Homeschool Learning Adventures in Northeast Ohio

    Many area organizations offer educational experiences specifically tailored to homeschoolers and their families. Get outside the "classroom" and gain some hands-on learning at these Greater Cleveland events that are geared toward homeschool students. ...
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