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March 2019

What’s Cool After School: Help Your Child Find the Right Extracurricular Activity

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting

Participating in an after school activity can help children learn a new skill or fuel an interest Extra-curricular ...
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Parents: Get Up and Move!

2019 Editions , Fitness , Health , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting

Working in the office, carting our kids to activities and household chores might seem like moving, but do we spend ...
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The Benefits of a Lullaby

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting

Infants have the ability to manipulate an object in response to hearing certain songs They also can differentiate b...
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Chronic Absenteeism: Are Kids Missing Too Much School?

2019 Editions , Education , Featured , Magazine , March 2019

According to “The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health,”  a policy statement released this year by t...
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Making the Neighborhood a Playborhood

2019 Editions , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting

I have neighbors who build their own haunted house for Halloween each year (Timely reference, I know, but stick wit...
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Help Your Child Move Beyond Thumb Sucking

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting

Some moms have ultrasound pictures that show their baby sucking a thumb while still in the womb Most babies suck th...
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Summer Vacation Ideas: Theme Park Edition

2019 Editions , Magazine , March 2019 , Things to do

Spring is upon us, and it’s time to plan your summer vacation The possibilities are endless, really, so it’s go...
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What to Know About High-Risk Pregnancy

2019 Editions , Health , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting

“I had 29 ultrasounds,” says Callista Puchmeyer, a Westlake mother of five children, referring to her sixth pre...
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Pediatric Dentists Answer Common Questions About Kids’ Dental Health

2019 Editions , Health , Magazine , March 2019

We asked pediatric dentists in the greater Cleveland/Akron area to weigh in on some common questions related to chi...
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Publisher's Page: High Fives

Magazine , March 2019

In 2005, our kids had a chance to be on the cover of the former Cleveland/Akron Family Magazine What a thrill that ...
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Beyond Breastfeeding Basics: Tips to Prepare New & Expectant Nursing Mothers

2019 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting

How a parent decides to feed their baby is completely their choice If you do intend to breastfeed your baby, here i...
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Reasons Why Summer Day Camp Could be the Best Fit for Your Kids

2019 Editions , Camp , Magazine , March 2019

It’s true that Northeast Ohio’s weather may not feel like summer is near, but winter actually is the best time ...
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Guiding Kids Toward Independence at Every Age

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting

Coaxing a baby to use a spoon for the first time, teaching a kindergartener to tie a shoe, or practicing parallel p...
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Private schools in Cleveland, Ohio

Hawken School Plans New High School

2019 Editions , Education , Magazine , March 2019

Hawken School announced last month plans for a new high school in University Circle The school purchased five addit...
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RSV and babies

Keep RSV at Bay

2019 Editions , Health , Magazine , March 2019 , Parenting , Worth Noting

While respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) might mean a runny nose and cough for most people, for newborns, the elderl...
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Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, March 2019

2019 Editions , Magazine , March 2019 , 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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Early Spring Events in Northeast Ohio

2019 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2019 , Things to do

Put a "spring" in your family's step with the following spring-themed events taking place throughout the month of M...
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Northeast Ohio Maple Events

2019 Editions , Featured , Food , Magazine , Maple Syrup Events , March 2019 , Things to do

Check the list below for family-friendly places to celebrate the sweetest time of year in the greater Cleveland/Akr...
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February 2019

Blankets from Lucas: Local Couple Donates to NICU Families to Honor Their Son

2019 Editions , February 2019 , Magazine , Worth Noting

Lucas Patrick Hardman was born almost eight years ago on May 21 His parents, Brian and Nicole, didn’t expect to h...
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How are Individuals with Disabilities Legally Protected, and When is the Time for an Attorney to Help?

2019 Editions , February 2019 , Magazine , Special Needs

How does the law protect people with special needs and disabilities?   There are federal and state laws that pr...
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Winter Skincare Tips from Apex Dermatology

2019 Editions , February 2019 , Health , Magazine

Wintertime can be very harsh on your skin To help you combat skin challenges during this season, Dr Aziza Wahby ans...
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Arms Around Both Generations: Caring for Teens and Aging Parents

2019 Editions , Aging Answers , February 2019 , Health , Magazine , Parenting

Juggling the demands and learning curve of blossoming adolescents is tough, but just what if this process prepared ...
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Why Social Skills are Common Concerns Among Many Children

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , February 2019 , Magazine , Northeast Ohio Parent Events , Special Needs

One child may be gifted, another has attention issues and a third is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ...
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Summer Camp Countdown: A Month-by-Month Planning Guide for Parents  

2019 Editions , Camp , February 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

Summer overnight camp is a big step for kids — and their parents Advanced preparation is key to reducing anxiety ...
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Plan the Perfect Parents-Only Getaway

2019 Editions , February 2019 , Magazine , Things to do

Welcome to February, where in Northeast Ohio, it often is our coldest month With Valentine’s Day in mind, it’s ...
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Teen Drivers: Advice and Strategies for Parents Whose Teens are Behind the Wheel

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , February 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

"I was scared and freaked out, but the only way she was going to get through it was to just do it,” says Patricia...
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9 Easy Strategies to Help your Child Become a Better Reader

2019 Editions , Education , Featured , February 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

While we all know reading is an important skill, some of our kids still struggle Here are some strategies that ...
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Keeping Your Couple Life Healthy with Kids

2019 Editions , February 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

One of the many challenges I find is how to prioritize the people and responsibilities in my life appropriately —...
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6 Reasons to Love Summer Camp

2019 Editions , Camp , February 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

Summer may seem far away, but it’s never too early to start planning, especially when it comes to figuring out ju...
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Chardon High School in Ohio

Student’s Wish Transforms Chardon High School Choir Room

2019 Editions , February 2019 , Worth Noting

Katy Lessick, a Chardon High School senior, has a passion — and talent — for music The singer, future composer ...
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Help Your Child Recognize and Overcome Panic Attacks

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , February 2019 , Magazine , Parenting , Worth Noting

When my now 18-year-old daughter was in the first grade, her teacher called me to say, “Your daughter’s having ...
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Sleep Interrupted: How Screen Time Affects Bedtime

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2019 , Magazine , Parenting , Technology

Whether it’s a toddler refusing to go bed or a teen who wants to play one more game, many parents are struggling ...
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Children’s Resale: One Mom’s Junk is Another Mom’s Treasure

2019 Editions , February 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

If you walked into my house unannounced, at any given time you’d find the same thing Well, first you’d find a v...
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valentine's events in Cleveland, Ohio

Parents’ Night Out: Valentine's Day Events for Adults

2019 Editions , February 2019 , Magazine , Things to do

While celebrating Valentine's Day with your kids is a great way to create special memories (click here for family-f...
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Things to do with kids in cleveland, ohio

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, February 2019

2019 Editions , February 2019 , 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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Northeast Ohio Parent Reading Room for 2019: Book Picks for Kids

2019 Editions , February 2019 , January 2019 , 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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Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2019 , Magazine , Things to do

Love is in the air all month long in the greater Cleveland/Akron area Celebrate with your family by making plans to...
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January 2019

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Northeast Ohio Parent Reading Room for 2019: Book Picks for Kids

2019 Editions , February 2019 , January 2019 , 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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Celebrating Preschool Teachers: Shaping the Minds of the Youngest Learners

2019 Editions , Education , January 2019 , Magazine

For many families, preschool is the first time a child is away from their parents for an extended period of time Pr...
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New Year, New Adventures: Plan Your Family’s Vacation

2019 Editions , January 2019 , Magazine , Things to do

You’ve made it through the holidays, you’ve taken care of everyone on your list You’ve run around, you’ve s...
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#CLEMAMA: Making a Difference in the New Year

2019 Editions , January 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

Starting off the new year is always exciting I think it’s because we all feel that opportunity to make a fresh st...
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Fighting for Allison Rose: Family Sets up Foundation to Help Others with Food Allergies

2019 Editions , Health , January 2019 , Magazine , Worth Noting

Allison Rose Suhy was a vibrant and energetic little girl Her parents could not have predicted how much their daugh...
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Hit the Reset Button on Your Child’s Electronics Usage

2019 Editions , January 2019 , Magazine , Parenting , Technology , Worth Noting

If you are a parent of a tween who has their own smart device, you are familiar with  your kid’s tilted posture ...
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Growing Empathy: How to Interpret and Address Troubling Behaviors in Your Preschooler

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Health , January 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

A 3-year-old girl hands out crayons one at a time to her tablemates as if they were her own property — keeping th...
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Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

Whether it’s an unexpected day off from school, a meeting that runs late at work or a last minute invite to an ev...
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Get Your Kids Moving for Success in School

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , Health , January 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

These days, we’re obsessed with success — particularly big book smarts, AP classes, higher education, and a pre...
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STEM schools in Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio STEM Directory

2019 Editions , Education , January 2019 , Magazine

Education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math is of growing importance at many schools More ...
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Summer camps in Ohio

Get Kids Excited about Camp with 'Glamping'

2019 Editions , Camp , January 2019 , Magazine , Things to do , Worth Noting

If your child loves the idea of a summer camp, but hasn’t made the leap to sign up yet, glamping is a way to get ...
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How to Support Your Teen in the College Planning Process

2019 Editions , Education , Featured , January 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

It may seem like just yesterday that your child was clinging to you at preschool drop-off and now, suddenly, you fi...
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5 Things Parents can do at Home to Prepare Their Child for Kindergarten    

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2019 , Magazine , Parenting

The move from preschool to kindergarten can come swiftly for parents After all, this is the first major change in t...
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STEM schools in Ohio

Makerspaces: Hands-on STEM labs help bring imagination to life  

2019 Editions , Education , January 2019 , Magazine

To help kids prepare for the jobs of the future, more and more schools are thinking outside of the traditional clas...
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ice skating in Cleveland, Ohio

Rinks, Gear & Safety Tips for a Family Ice Skating Adventure

2019 Editions , Featured , Health , January 2019 , Magazine , Things to do

With winter in full swing, it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy seasonal activities in the region Whether i...
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Get a Fresh Start in 2019

2019 Editions , Featured , Fitness , Food , Health , January 2019 , Magazine

As the deep cold of winter sets in, it’s human nature to crave hearty, rich comfort foods and to crave the couch ...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, January 2019

2019 Editions , January 2019 , 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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things to do in cleveland, ohio

New Year, New You: Health-Focused January Events in Northeast Ohio

2019 Editions , Featured , Health , January 2019 , Magazine , Things to do

Whether you've made an official New Year's resolution or you just want to start 2019 on the right foot, check out t...
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preschools in ohio

Northeast Ohio Preschool Guide

2019 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , January 2019 , Magazine

The greater Cleveland/Akron area is home to many options when it comes to preschool If it's time to start consideri...
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