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May 2018

Northeast Ohio Parent magazine

#CLEMAMA: Disconnect to Connect

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Magazine , May 2018 , Parenting

Moms, Dads I’ve got to say I’m a bit overloaded lately Is it just me? I feel like I have messages coming at me ...
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Northeast Ohio Party Planning Guide

2018 Editions , Magazine , May 2018 , Things to do

Sponsored by: Altitude Trampoline Park   Make your occasion extra special with these venues and entertain...
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baby food recipes

Homemade Baby Food Basics

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Food , Magazine , May 2018 , Parenting

There are numerous benefits to making your own baby food: it’s economical, environmentally-friendly, very healthy...
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Why you mix up your kids' names

There’s a Scientific Reason You Mix Up Your Kids’ Names

2018 Editions , Magazine , May 2018 , Parenting , Worth Noting

We’ve all done it: in a moment of multitasking, like putting away groceries, wrangling a toddler, and trying to p...
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advice about bullying for parents

6 Ways to Curb Bullying

2018 Editions , Health , Magazine , May 2018 , Parenting

Bullying is a common parental fear We send our dearly loved children out into the world hoping nothing and no one w...
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Akron Children’s Hospital’s Doggie Brigade Brings Comfort, Confidence to Patients

2018 Editions , Health , Magazine , May 2018 , Worth Noting

After a 30-year career with UPS, Chris Witschey knew she wanted to do some sort of volunteer work that involved chi...
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'Sea' the New Changes at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

2018 Editions , Magazine , May 2018 , Things to do

Changes are underway at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, which is housed in the historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse on t...
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Ohio Teachers go the Extra Mile in their Classrooms and Communities

2018 Editions , Education , Magazine , May 2018

Teachers help shape the minds of our children and their futures In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11, Nor...
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Foster care agencies in Cleveland, Ohio

Seeking Safe Havens: How the Opioid Epidemic has Affected the Foster Care System

2018 Editions , Magazine , May 2018 , Parenting

In 2016, the city of Liverpool, Ohio, released on Facebook a photo taken by its police department of an adult coupl...
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Give Mom the Best Gift for Mother’s Day: A Mental Load Day Off

2018 Editions , Magazine , May 2018 , Parenting

Becoming a mother is something many little girls spend their childhood dreaming about We swaddle our dolls, change ...
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Pick Your Produce: How to Choose Perfectly Ripe Fruits & Vegetables

2018 Editions , Featured , Food , Magazine , May 2018

You want to challenge your family to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and try new things, but you’re not even...
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Northeast Ohio Storytime & Activities for Kids, May 2018

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Magazine , May 2018 , Things to do

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, ...
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Danita Harris on Being Mom: Cleveland News Anchor Gets Real About Motherhood

2018 Editions , Featured , Magazine , May 2018 , Parenting

Chatting with Danita Harris seems a bit like catching up with that old high school friend, the one who’s always g...
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Things to do for mothers day in Cleveland, ohio

Mother’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

2018 Editions , Featured , Magazine , May 2018 , Things to do

Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 13 Make her feel special  by treating her to some of these events happening through...
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Northeast Ohio Parent magazine

Check out the All-New May Issue of Northeast Ohio Parent

2018 Editions , Magazine , May 2018

Our May issue is on newsstands throughout Northeast Ohio, but the fastest way to check it out is by viewing our dig...
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April 2018

what to pack for summer camp

Packing for Camp: It’s About More Than Socks and Underwear

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2018 , Camp , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

“Mom You forgot to pack extra socks,” my 10-year-old son says accusingly We have just picked him up after a wee...
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Ohio’s New Caregiving Act

2018 Editions , Aging Answers , April 2018 , Health , Magazine

Most folks want to stay at home and family caregiving is becoming the norm rather than the exception As Ohio’s po...
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#CLEMAMA: Unpacking the Past

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

Did you ever want to take a trip back in time to your childhood? Not to change anything, but just to touch or feel ...
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New Moms' Health: 4 Post-Delivery Conditions to Monitor at Home

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Health , Magazine , Parenting

While you may have been healthy enough to go home from the hospital after delivering your baby, you still need to m...
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Baby Buys: New Products Parents will Love

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting , Uncategorized

National Parenting Product Awards gives a round-up of parent-tested baby products just in time for spring &n...
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The Easiest Fitness Hack that You’re not Doing

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Fitness , Health , Magazine

It’s the time of year for focusing on fitness, health and self-improvement as spring is right around the corner ...
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earth day events in ohio

Earth Day & 'Green' Events in Northeast Ohio

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Things to do

We've shared 10 ways to celebrate Earth Day every day, but there also are many events in the greater Cleveland/Akro...
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earth day events in ohio

How to Celebrate Earth Day Now and Every Day This Year

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Things to do

Earth Day is a global event and an environmental movement recognized by more than 192 countries The first Earth Day...
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Libraries in cleveland, ohio

National Library Week: Books or Bust

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Things to do

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the work of libraries Not only a place to borrow boo...
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Hands-On Science: Area Schools Use New Teaching Technology

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Education , Featured , Magazine

It’s hard to imagine now, but one day your child might be leading a research group on climate change or discoveri...
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5 Easy Ways to Spring Clean your Parenting

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Health , Magazine , Parenting

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh no, another article telling me I need to be a better parent I’m just dying t...
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connecting for kids agency in cleveland, ohio

Free Sensory Awareness Kits at Connecting for Kids Meet and Greet

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Special Needs

To help area families identify sensory issues, Connecting for Kids will offer free Sensory Awareness Kits featuring...
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Editor's Review of Fortnite Battle Royale: the New Craze for Tweens and Teens

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Worth Noting

Has your son or daughter been stressed because they didn’t get their mobile invite to play yet? Yes, my oldest s...
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resources for special needs kids in ohio

Recognizing Typical Developmental Hurdles in Children with Special Needs

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting , Special Needs

While working in a group home as an undergraduate student, one of my clients was a young man with severe cerebral p...
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Cleveland Clinic autism

Helping Kids who are on the Autism Spectrum Improve Social Skills

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting , Special Needs

While teaching children proper social interaction is something every parent does, those with children who are on th...
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Learning from Toddler Temper Tantrums

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting , Worth Noting

When your child throws a tantrum in a public space, it can be an embarrassing and frustrating experience But what i...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland

Northeast Ohio Storytime & Activities for Kids, April 2018

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Things to do

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, ...
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Special Needs Events in Northeast Ohio — April 2018

2018 Editions , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Special Needs , Things to do

Many businesses in the greater Cleveland/Akron area host dedicated events and activities for children who have spec...
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Things to do with kids in Cleveland

Springtime Baby: Outdoor Fun for Little Ones at Home and Beyond Your Backyard

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2018 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do

There are so many ways to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, both at home and out and about in the greater Cleveland...
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March 2018

March 2018 Northeast Ohio Parent

New School-Based Medical Clinic at Lakewood High School

2018 Editions , Featured , Health , March 2018

Cleveland Clinic Children’s has a new School-Based Medical Clinic at Lakewood High School The designated facility...
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Youth Lead Talks on Tough Issues

2018 Editions , Magazine , March 2018

Students from schools across Lake County attended the 2018 Youth Leadership Summit, presented by Crossroads and Lak...
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Do you have a Big Enough ‘Why?’ to Get in Shape?

2018 Editions , Featured , Fitness , Health , Magazine , March 2018

I love sitting down and meeting with a new client for the first time It feels so good getting people started They...
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Fatherhood or Fatterhood?

2018 Editions , Featured , Fitness , Health , Magazine , March 2018 , Parenting

My kids try to make me stop by jumping on my back during push-ups and flopping onto my stomach between crunches ...
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Which Milk is Best for Kids?

2018 Editions , Featured , Food , Magazine , March 2018 , Worth Noting

Choosing a milk or milk substitute can be complicated What is best for kids? Is soy milk better than cow’s milk? ...
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Parents and Depression: When to Seek Help?

2018 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2018 , Parenting

Feeling worried or blue once in a while is normal, but what should parents do when emotions continue to get the bet...
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children's consignment in Cleveland, Ohio

Smart Resale: Buy, Sell and end up with Extra Cash in your Pocket

2018 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2018 , Parenting , Things to do

Buying clothes and toys for your kids through resale shows, thrift stores, or garage sales has become very popular ...
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Youth Futures: Stress Knows no International Borders

2018 Editions , Magazine , March 2018 , Parenting

Believe it or not, children from across the country and around the globe are experiencing similar types of stress F...
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Tips to Lose Weight Before your next Baby

2018 Editions , Featured , Fitness , Health , Magazine , March 2018

In the case of some women, losing weight before the next baby is essential to avoiding unnecessary risks of pregnan...
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Lake Ridge Academy, Cleveland

Lake Ridge Academy Announces New Head of School

2018 Editions , Education , Magazine , March 2018

The Lake Ridge Academy Board of Directors has announced the unanimous selection of Mitchell White as the next Head ...
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how much sleep do kids need

Growing up Rested: How Much Sleep Kids Need at Every Age

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2018 , Parenting

To an exhausted parent, few things are more beautiful than a peacefully sleeping child, whether the snoozing angel ...
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food events in Cleveland, Ohio

Food-Focused Events in Northeast Ohio, March 2018

2018 Editions , Featured , Food , Magazine , March 2018 , Things to do

This month, we covered healthier eating through understanding nutrition labels To further enhance your palate, chec...
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What’s Really in Your Food: Labels, Ingredients and What they Mean

2018 Editions , Featured , Food , Health , Magazine , March 2018

Let me guess… you resolved to eat healthier in 2018 But when you walked into the grocery store in search of he...
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Summer Sports Camps for Kids

2018 Editions , Camp , Featured , Magazine , March 2018

From beginner to elite, there are a variety of local summer sports camps to help your child learn new skills, make ...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio Storytime Fun & Activities for Kids, March 2018

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2018 , Things to do

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, ...
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Things to do with kids in Ohio

Easter & Spring Events in Northeast Ohio

2018 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2018 , Things to do

The following festive events prove that spring has sprung in the greater Cleveland/Akron area, even though the weat...
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February 2018

For Caregivers: The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

2018 Editions , Aging Answers , February 2018 , Health , Magazine

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills Dementia i...
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Don't Let your Loved One Lose their Medicare Appeal Rights

2018 Editions , Aging Answers , February 2018 , Health , Legal , Magazine

Most folks know what Medicare is  It’s your federally provided health insurance after you turn age 65 when you h...
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Akron Teacher Helps Kids Get Free School Photos

2018 Editions , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine

About 200 Akron-area charter school students received free school pictures, thanks to their art teacher and a few l...
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Max Fitness Cleveland, Ohio

Taking Time for Self-Care Lets Moms Better Care for Everyone Else

2018 Editions , Featured , February 2018 , Fitness , Health , Magazine , Parenting

It is true; we all have the same 24 hours in a day The working mom with six kids receives the same amount of time a...
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mosaic weighted blankets

Mosaic Weighted Blankets Review & Giveaway

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , February 2018 , Magazine , Special Needs

Many kids who have anxiety, sensory or sleep issues might benefit from a weighted blanket that can provide a sense ...
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Sara Carnes 95.5 The Fish

#CLEMAMA: Creating ‘Calm’ for 2018

2018 Editions , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

This is a year of transformation for me Did you ever feel like things in your life are just spinning out of control...
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Saving Smiles: Mouth Guards Offer Protection for More than just Contact Sports      

2018 Editions , Featured , February 2018 , Health , Magazine , Parenting

It’s easy to take some things for granted until they’re suddenly gone Have you ever thought about how it would ...
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Creative camps in Ohio

Creative Camps: From STEM to the Arts, Summer Camps Let Kids Pursue Interests

2018 Editions , Camp , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine

Whether you have a budding Broadway star, promising painter or emerging engineer, there are a variety of specialty ...
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kids and baby talk

Three Ways to Banish Baby Talk Once and for All

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

It’s not uncommon for kids to revert back to baby talk long after they’ve outgrown it Baby talk can come from a...
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6 Ways to Enhance your Child’s Executive Function

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Special Needs

Children are not born with executive functioning skills, they are born with a capacity to develop them Executive fu...
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things to do in ohio for valentine's day

Share the Love: How Readers Celebrate Valentine's Day

2018 Editions , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Things to do

We asked readers to share how they celebrate Valentine’s Day — with or without the kids Here’s what a few of ...
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Books about summer camp

Adventures in Reading: Summer Camp Books for Kids

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Camp , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

Want to get your kids in the the spirit of summer camp? Here are some books for kids — and a bonus book for paren...
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10 Ways to Provide Teens with School Support

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

For many parents, high school is the light at the end of the tunnel Your baby is almost grown They can dress themse...
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Things to do in Akron

7 Greater Cleveland-Area Dates for Parents to Reconnect

2018 Editions , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do

Call the sitter Get a pizza for the kids It's time to head out on a date — with your partner Having regular da...
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Summer camp tips for kids

Summer Camp Checklist: How to Choose the Right Camp

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Camp , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

Even though snow may be in the forecast, the image of our kids bundled up to head to school will be replaced with t...
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Cell phones and kids behavior

Digital Disconnect: Are Tech Devices Affecting Parent-Child Relationships?  

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Parenting , Technology , Worth Noting

Could scrolling through your social media timelines be contributing to naughty behavior among the little ones in yo...
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Valentine's Day crafts for kids

Pinterest-Worthy Valentine's Day Ideas for Kids

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Things to do

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means that it’s time to find cute ways for your children to express affec...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Storytime Fun & Activities for Kids in Northeast Ohio: February 2018

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Things to do

Stay warm and have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offe...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland

Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2018 , Magazine , Things to do

Love is in the air all month long in the Greater Cleveland area Celebrate with your family by making plans to atten...
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January 2018

Celebrating Women in Science Series at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

2018 Editions , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Things to do

Women have made discoveries since the beginning of scientific inquiry, yet often are less celebrated or even acknow...
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‘Untangled’ Author to Speak on Child Development

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School will host psychologist, best-selling author, and columnist Lisa Damour...
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Sara Carnes 95.5 The Fish

#CLEMAMA: Lunchbox with Love

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Food , January 2018 , Magazine

The struggle is real when it comes to packing lunches sometimes What do you pack? What will they eat? Above all els...
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impulsivity in kids

Help for Parents whose Children Struggle with Impulse Control

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Special Needs

Some children grab something they shouldn’t or might yell, scream or jump While this can be often seen as part of...
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Managing Middle School Stress

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

Surviving middle school can feel like juggling, and keeping all the balls in the air can be stressful: academic acc...
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Diversity books for kids

Read Between the Lines: Diversity Books for Kids

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine

When children see themselves and their experiences reflected in popular culture, particularly in literature, it mat...
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cesarian section information

8 Things Nurses Want you to Know About Your C-Section

2018 Editions , Featured , Health , January 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

A vaginal childbirth is the goal of mothers and labor and delivery staff A vaginal delivery is easier to recover f...
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preschools in ohio

Prep for Preschool: How to Choose a School and What to Expect

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Parenting

Determining if preschool is the right step for your child and your family is a big decision, and there are many dif...
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First Time at Camp? Calm Your Child’s Nerves

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Camp , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine

Sending your child away to camp for the first time is a major milestone for most families — one that often is mar...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Children’s Museum of Cleveland is New and Improved

2018 Editions , January 2018 , Magazine , Things to do , Worth Noting

At its new location in the Midtown Cleveland neighborhood, the Children’s Museum of Cleveland brings a fresh look...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

50 Indoor Things for Kids to do Instead of Screen Time

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do , Worth Noting

Across the US and Northeast Ohio, it’s likely that crops of couch potatoes sprout up every winter They are fueled...
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Connecting for Kids Expands Programming to Solon

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , January 2018 , Magazine , Music , Special Needs , Worth Noting

Connecting for Kids, a local nonprofit that provides education and support to families with concerns about their ch...
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Northeast Ohio Parent magazine's Reading Room

Northeast Ohio Parent Reading Room for 2018: Book Picks for Kids

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Worth Noting

Looking for some great reads for your kids? Check out the list below for books recommended by local libraries, Nort...
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homeschool events in Ohio

Homeschool Learning Events in Northeast Ohio — January 2018

2018 Editions , Education , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Things to do

It's time to put down the pencils and books and go exploring The following educational events and activities in the...
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Libraries in Ohio

Storytime Fun and Activities in Northeast Ohio

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Things to do

Stay warm and have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which whic...
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7 Family-Friendly Sledding Hills in Northeast Ohio

2018 Editions , Featured , January 2018 , Things to do

We've already helped you get the right gear and safely bundle up the kiddos for a day of sledding Now it's time for...
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sledding hills in Cleveland, Ohio

Downhill Diversion: Sledding Tips and Favorite Hills in Northeast Ohio

2018 Editions , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine , Things to do

Sloped at the top before easing into a flat base, Orchard Hills Park’s sledding hill was designed for speed The p...
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Great Lakes Science Center

STEAMing Ahead: Scientific Advances Bring new Learning in Classrooms

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine

The emphasis on STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education has grown substantially over the p...
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preschools in ohio

Northeast Ohio Preschool Guide

2018 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2018 , Magazine

The Greater Cleveland area is home to many options when it comes to preschool If it's time to start considering whi...
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