I love getting out and about to explore the Northeast Ohio region with my son. And while sometimes I can be ambitious in where I undertake to go with him, I’ve learned some great tips and tricks on how to maximize fun and minimize stress on these outings. So, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) in an ongoing series of “On the Town Survival Guide” posts.
Whether it’s just a hectic Tuesday or Christmas morning, your home is the place your family gathers. It’s a constantly shared yet very personal space. But when cleaning your house, it can be beneficial to view it from an outsider’s perspective.
When planning a trip with the kids, parents try to think of all the unexpected situations and plan accordingly. You bring extra wipes, diapers, changes in clothes, and stockpile snacks and activities to survive being stuck in a car, plane, train or hotel room. Here are some less-obvious ways you can make your trip a little easier.
The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” has been a topic of interest among teens, national media and adults. It depicts a series of tapes created before a teen’s suicide. The graphic nature of the content, including scenes of sexual violence and suicide, has experts and school districts cautioning parents about the program.
The time will come, whether you are ready or not, when Grandma and Grandpa will ask if your precious child can sleep over. Even for experienced parents, the mere thought of your child not sleeping in his or her own cozy bed causes anxiety. However, with the right preparation, everyone can be set up for success. Here are some personal and legal tips to make sure everyone is ready for that sleepover.
Bottle flipping is so 2016 for kids right now. The new craze? Fidget Spinners. They’ve been seen at school, plus local baseball fields, parks, and playgrounds. This airplane propeller-like toy (which ranges in price from $3-$10) was originally created to relieve stress for kids and adults, along with provide a calming or focus tool for those with attention disorders.