Just because the average age for children to get their own smartphones is between 10 and 12 years old doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. As helpful and convenient as smartphones can be for keeping families connected, they also bring with them serious dangers, such as cyberbullying and potential exposure to inappropriate material.
As technology advances, the abundance of smartphone monitors that are aimed at giving parents of newborns more peace of mind have flooded the market.
In these days of tag-team parenting, those lazy hours spent talking and sharing experiences with a spouse can feel like a distant memory. To stay close, share a highlight of your day and a low point of the day. Discussing your worst moments may seem like a downer when you have limited time together, but when you understand what the other person is going through, you’ll be more of a team.
If you’re like me, you’ve never paid much attention to “graduation season hoopla” until you realized this is the year that will adorn your child’s tassel on their high school graduation cap.
National Foster Care month is a great time to honor those in our community who serve as foster parents, but also to remember there is still a great need for kids to find homes in Northeast Ohio. One local agency shares information about the process, detailing what families and individuals can expect along the road to becoming a foster or foster-to-adopt parent. ... Read more
Babies & Bumps is a convention designed to prepare new and soon-to-be parents for all aspects of having a baby. Attendees can expect expert-led seminars that focus on topics related to pregnancy, labor & delivery, newborns & infants, and the transition to motherhood, plus demonstrations, a babywearing test drive area, and a Mom & Baby Market. Plus, find out how to win tickets to the event. ... Read more
The parent-child bond grows through everyday caregiving, no matter the age of your child. In the early days (and years) of parenthood, however, there are some behaviors you can practice to actively promote the development of a bond. Because every child is different, there is no magic formula, but a few things can help the process along. ... Read more
Many families are planning water-related fun for Memorial Day Weekend to kick off summer — but they need to make water safety a part of those plans, as well. Water-related accidents can happen fast and parents need to be aware of what they can do to keep kids safer around water. Separate the myths about drowning from the truth, plus learn essential safety tips to make your family's pool or beach day worry-free. ... Read more
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