May 2017

May 2017

How is Your Child Developing?

The list below includes some skills typical of a child’s development from infancy through age 5. Keep in mind, it’s important to remember that children may vary in their development.

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The Weight of Childhood Obesity

About one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) has obesity. Although genetics and hormonal causes may play a role in some cases of childhood obesity, most causes are due to overeating and under-exercising. Find out what healthcare professionals recommend for parents to help keep kids healthy. ...
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Students Recognize and Show Appreciation to Northeast Ohio Educators

Spring not only brings nice weather, leaves on the trees, and flowers — it also reminds us that another school year is coming to an end. Because teachers do so much for students, it’s important to recognize all their good work. In that spirit, we asked some students to give a shout-out to their favorite teachers. ...
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Siblings Connect by Attending Camp Together

Sending all your children to camp can sometimes be a difficult feat, especially when you factor in varying interests, compete levels, schedules, age ranges — not to mention double the

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We are in the Home Stretch

We are in the Home Stretch

I have to admit, this school year wasn’t as stressful as last year. My oldest son has been doing well in school (straight As

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts they will Appreciate

As the year closes, it’s always nice to thank a teacher for all the hard work he or she did with your child throughout the school year. read more

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7 Places to Find Coupons

I’m always on the hunt for a good coupon or discount. I’ve used coupons for almost everything — from the expected items such as groceries and clothing, to the unexpected

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Mother’s Day Edition: Motherhood expectations vs. reality

Motherhood is different for everyone, yet very similar in a lot of ways. I asked some friends and family members about what they anticipated motherhood to be like, and how it compares to reality. I got some interesting answers back! ...
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Keeping Families Together in Foster Care

Families thinking of adoption or foster care are likely to come across a group of kids — siblings — who might not only want to be placed with a family, but hope their brothers and sisters can come, too. In honor of National Foster Care Month this May, learn more about the importance of placing siblings in foster care together, including benefits for the children and the overall family unit. ...
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How to Find a Summer Tutor for Your Child

Children who were struggling during the year in a certain subject and need to continue progress or build those skills during the summer would benefit from extra learning during the break from school. If you're considering a tutor for your child but don't know where to begin the search, check out these helpful strategies. ...
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