Zachary and Alyssa Ladner, of Giovanni’s restaurant in Cleveland, work with Kayla, who wanted to learn how to cook.
Swiping toys, pushing, screaming and crowding each other’s space comes with the territory of having two or more kids. It’s the natural ebb and flow of family life — and a significant part of growing up. However, research shows that helping siblings bond is crucial to raising happy, well-adjusted children.
Though every child develops at a different rate, there are certain speech milestones that can be expected. Use this helpful timeline, which provides information for every age from birth to 5 years old, to determine whether your child’s speech is developing at the desired rate.
Based on the 2018 Niche rankings, Our Lady of the Elms, located in Akron, is the #2 Best Catholic High School and #3 Best All-Girls High School in the Cleveland area. The independent all-girls Catholic school was founded in 1923 by the Sisters of St. Dominic and offers modern facilities nestled on 33 scenic acres.
While we haven't carved the turkey yet, there already are many holiday happenings in the region. Get into the holiday spirit with these early, festive events taking place in the greater Cleveland and Akron area.
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, we highlight the need for foster and adoptive parents in the greater Cleveland area, as well as feature some local families who have opened their homes and a few of the resources that help to ease the transition.
Get in the thankful spirit all month long with the following Thanksgiving-themed events taking place throughout the greater Cleveland and Akron area. From library events and learning to bake the perfect pie to getting your body moving after the big feast, there are plenty of family-friendly events in the region.
Inspired by their son, 12-year-old Carson, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, Amy and Jeff Belles decided to work toward forming acceptance and inclusion opportunities for individuals with special needs. Through their work with KultureCity, the couple has created accessibility and acceptance in the local community by collaborating with the Akron Zoo and Quicken Loans Arena.
Many organizations and venues in the greater Cleveland/Akron area plan special events for families of children with special needs or sensory issues. Check this list for options throughout the whole month.
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