Parents' Corner

Visit The Most Fun Places For Kids in Elyria, Ohio

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 22, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

The City of Elyria has lots to offer young families. There’s the cool, kid-friendly restaurants, great schools, and some fantastic places to play.

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Topics: Child Benefits, Family Time, Parenting Tips, Afterschool

Cell Phones for Kids: When Are They Appropriate?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 15, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

When it comes to cell phones for kids, there's a lot that goes into the decision. And for parents, the pressure to get one for their young ones grows with every passing day. The kid and cell phone connection is here to stay, but what's a parent supposed to do?

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Topics: Safety Tips, Child Behavior, Tech Tips, Parenting Tips

How To Start Teaching Kids to Save Money

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Teaching kids to save money is no easy task. You can start by helping your child to understand the value of money and to save it can help to position them for a more successful life. As a foundation, shares, you can help them to understand money’s value by teaching kids the difference between wants and needs. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Skill Building, Child Benefits, Parenting Tips

Toddler Skills: Helping Kids Learn to Help Themselves

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 14, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

From the time a baby is born, shares, they’re on their journey towards independence. This is a necessary process and, as parents, we can recognize it as a positive one. That said, it can take plenty of patience as tasks that young children undertake to take more time and often become quite messy. It’s easy, then, to just want to keep doing things for your toddlers.

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Topics: Toddler Care, Parenting Tips

What You Can Do About Children with Behavior and Social Issues

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Behavior and social issues can be tough to overcome for a child, but they don't have to be.

Whether your child throws tantrums, argues about rules, or blames siblings for their own undesirable behavior, this can be frustrating. Often, according to Healthline, these behaviors are a temporary phase that can be worked through with patience and understanding. It may help to reach out to your pediatrician for reassurance and support. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Parenting Tips

Here Are The Best Tips for Ditching the Sippy Cup

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 09, 2022 @ 08:30 AM

You may appreciate the convenience of a sippy cup, what parent doesn’t? You don’t want your toddler to have a bottle anymore, but you don’t want leaks and spills all over your home, either.. So, is it important to transition to an open cup? Yes—and here are two key reasons. 

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Topics: Parenting Tips

Bringing Winter Indoors for Your Preschooler

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 02, 2022 @ 08:00 AM

Before we talk about indoor preschooler activities, here’s a quick overview of the benefits of playing outdoors during the winter. From building snow people to riding on sleds and making snow angels, outdoor activities in the chilliest months can, according to

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Topics: Child Care, Preschool, Family Time, Parenting Tips

Preschoolers and Swearing: Tips and Strategies

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 02, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

As your child’s social circle increases, so will his or her exposure to words and phrases that you find inappropriate. And, remember that your child is in an intense learning stage of life – so when he or she discovers that certain words get other people to react, this is fascinating! What power he or she wields!

So, what do you do?

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Topics: Learning, Preschool, Parenting Tips

5 Tips on Instituting Chore Lists for Children

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Chores are a time-honored way to teach children to be responsible, helpful and self-sufficient. Chore lists and sticker charts work with young children who take pride in earning checks, stars or stickers for completed chores.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Parenting Tips

Three Tips to Rearing Amazing Children

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Here at Horizon Education Centers, parents always ask us for parenting tips to ensure they're doing the best they can. We'd like to offer you a few of those tips today that will help you in raising your amazing kid.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Learning, Parenting Tips



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