Parents' Corner

How To Encourage Summer Reading as a Parent

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 28, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

Summer reading is valuable for children from both an entertainment and educational standpoint. It keeps them engaged while helping to stop the summer learning slide. 

Parents can play a key role in encouraging their children to crack open a book this summer and dive in. Here are several fun and effective ways to encourage summer reading. 

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Topics: Reading, Parenting Tips

Start the Day Off Right With These 3 Morning Stretches for Kids

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 21, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

Stretching comes with many benefits. It’s an easy way for kids to improve their flexibility, support better posture, and feel more relaxed. Fitting a stretch routine into your child’s morning can help them wake up, keep a positive mindset for the day, and ultimately sleep better at night. 

Not sure where to start? Check out these three ideas for morning stretches for kids.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Family Time, Health Tips, Parenting Tips

How To Make School Mornings Easier

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 25, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

From rushing around to bathe and dress, eat breakfast, and ensure that everything needed for school that day is readily available, mornings can feel very hurried. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to involve this much hustle and bustle. There are ways to make your school mornings easier and more stress-free. 

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Topics: Parenting Tips, Back-to-School Tips

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



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