Whether it’s an unexpected day off from school, a meeting that runs late at work or a last minute invite to an event, at some point there will be a scenario when you consider leaving your child home alone. There’s a lot to think about before you take the first step into a new level of independence with your child. ...Read more 0
Incorporating sensory play with your child's activities can encourage him or her to use their senses. It allows children to discover and investigate the world around them by building nerve connections, which increases their ability to understand. It also can improve language development, social skills, critical thinking skills, and fine and gross motor skills. ...Read more 0
These days, we’re obsessed with success — particularly big book smarts, AP classes, higher education, and a preoccupation with straight As. But piling on the homework and study time doesn’t always yield results. New research shows that physical activity has a positive effect on school performance. Learn more about the study, as well as what you can do to help set up your kids for success. ...Read more 0
While it's true teens are fairly independent, it’s important for parents to know that there are many things their teens will need from them as they approach their college process — though it may not be the kind of help you’d assume. ...Read more 0
While academics do play a large part of kindergarten readiness, there are other skills that are important for kids to master prior to the transition from preschool. Here are five focus areas besides academics that parents can use to help their preschool age children prepare for kindergarten. ...Read more 0
Winter in Northeast Ohio is long. And gray. Very gray. It’s not the arctic, exactly, but it takes some getting used to and it certainly takes its toll on you...
A speech and language evaluation is a normal avenue to pursue when parents or caregivers suspect difficulty with communication. Anticipation of the event can bring on feelings of stress if you aren’t sure what to expect. Consider these helpful tips to prepare for an upcoming evaluation. ...Read more 0
Encouraging kids to be interested in science, technology, engineering and math is something many parents struggle with. Many mistakenly believe they themselves need to be proficient with STEM in order to help their kids, but the truth is that all parents really need is a positive attitude and a willingness to learn alongside their children. ...Read more 0