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Avoid Summer Stroller Mistakes

Many parents rightfully think that it’s important to protect their baby from the sun’s harmful rays on a warm day by placing a covering over their stroller. read more

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Cleveland's Sara Carnes talks motherhood
2017 Editions Featured July 2017 Magazine Parenting

#CLEMama: You Know You’re a Mom When…

You know you’re a mom when you reach in your purse at work and pull out a half-eaten PB&J sandwich from the day before. Yep, there it is! I wondered what happened to that sandwich! read more

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week
Ages & Stages Education Parenting

Communication Choices for Your Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child

The key to your child's language development and learning success is using two-way communication: interacting with your child and encouraging your child to interact with you. There is no one type of communication that is right for every child, and parents should obtain as much information as possible about the various options. Find an overview of five communication choices here. ...
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Lawn mower safety tips from Akron Children's Hospital
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Health July 2017 Magazine Parenting

Lawn Mower Safety Tips

According to national studies, an average of 13 children are treated in emergency departments every day and approximately 4,800 children are treated each year for lawn mower-related injuries. read more

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How playtime with a 2-year-old is like professional wrestling

Like most boys my age, I had a pro wrestling phase.

This “phase” lasted until I had kids and all my free time dissipated. But I’ll still fall down the occasional YouTube wormhole because, sometimes, you need to watch someone moonsault from the top of a cage. read more

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    Animal volunteer opportunities in the Cleveland and Akron areas
    2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured July 2017 Magazine Parenting Things to do

    Help Animals in Need: Ohio Volunteer Opportunities for Kids

    Here are some animal organizations in the region that are in need of help:

    Looking to introduce your children to helping others? Animal shelters, rescues and other organizations are in need, whether it’s to adopt from their facilities, lend a hand or drop off food or supply donations. It’s a great summer family project. Kids can pitch in by raising funds through a lemonade stand (see how on pg. 10) or doing chores around the house. Put on a neighborhood yard sale in which some of the sales go directly to support the cause. If you donate supplies, have the kids go shopping with you and let them pick out the needed items. Also, make sure they deliver in-person to their favorite animal cause. read more

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    What to pack for your college student's dorm room
    2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured July 2017 Magazine Parenting

    Essential Dorm Details Missing from Your College Student’s Packing List

    When my daughter went to college last fall, we used every spare inch of the space in our vehicle to carry her stuff. It seemed like she packed her whole wardrobe, enough cleaning supplies to maintain the White House and more snacks than I thought she could eat in a year. Even then, we discovered she needed a few more things — items that no one told us we should pack. read more

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    How to create a kids' scavenger hunt
    2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured July 2017 Magazine Parenting Things to do

    Create a Summer Scavenger Hunt for your Kids

    A scavenger hunt is the perfect boredom buster for kids of all ages. We offer suggestions for older kids and tiny tots, plus hunts that can be done indoors or outside. There even are ways to sneak in a little education — we promise the kids won't even notice, since they'll be too distracted by the thrill of the hunt! ...
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