In today’s society, control is an important factor in our everyday lives. As parents, we try to plan our days for our kids so we can take advantage of every minute in a positive way. We want to know what will be happening, when events will be taking place, who will be there, and how things will go. Yet, when a child develops epilepsy, seizures can happen at any time and any place, and immediately take away that control.
We had been friends since college/high school/church camp, then you had a child. I told you “call me if you need anything.” However, you were busy keeping a tiny person alive, and I never thought to call you.
Most people are familiar with Advanced Placement (AP) classes in education, but there’s another academic program that is growing in Northeast Ohio.
It’s bound to happen. If your child plays a competitive sport or game, he or she will lose sometimes. And, as a parent, it’s your job to help your child learn how to handle these disappointments.
Lockers. Parents and teachers have a love/hate relationship with them. On one hand, your child needs them to store books and papers, however, those books and papers often can get lost in the bottomless void that a locker can become. Making sure they get home to you can be tough. So we went straight to the experts — moms and teachers — and asked them for tips and tricks to keeping a locker organized.
Illness is never part of any family’s plans, but many families navigate deadly illnesses with determination, fortitude, and some help from support organizations. In Northeast Ohio, we have strong support from our mainstays at Akron Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, and University Hospitals Childhood Cancer Care. In addition to these flagship operations, the region boasts some organizations that take support to the next level.
Parents with elementary-age children who haven’t taken the Third Grade Reading Guarantee might be wondering if their kids will be ready for the state mandated test. While school districts begin preparing students in kindergarten, here are some things to know and do before your child reaches third grade.