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Cleveland Orchestra attracting young audiences with educational programs

Concerts provide children & parents the opportunity to hear live, orchestral music. Interactive presentations introduce kids 3-6 to instruments, what they sound like & how they are played.

5 ways to make every day Grandparent's Day

One of the challenges of keeping kids and grandparents connected is bridging both the distance gap and the generation gap. Here are five ways to keep the generations in closer touch.

Broadmoor School program teaches vocational skills for life after high school

For Nick Risko and Melissa Welch, LEEP has opened new doors to their futures from the experience and skills they have gained through vocational training and in their academic curriculum.

Is teasing bullying?

Because the line between teasing and bullying can be blurry, the ability to recognize and respond appropriately to light-hearted teasing is a valuable social skill.

Master procrastinator mom hopes to learn from daughter

I don’t want to brag, but I’m something of a master procrastinator. Don’t be jealous -- It’s a skill I’ve been honing for as long as I can remember.

Say goodbye to ghosts (and other childhood fears)

Kids’ fears are as unique as their personalities. Many are afraid of animals, insects, loud noises & more! Dismissing kids’ concerns isn’t the answer. The best approach is problem-solving.

Every family should have a disaster plan

September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and you are encouraged to join “Ready Lake County” and commit to taking action, discussing a family disaster plan and make an emergency kit.

What politics can teach our kids

From a parenting perspective, the democratic process––and political shenanigans––provides plenty of fodder for teaching kids lessons in independent thinking, discourse, values and civics.

Mommy Chronicles

Even though my kids have returned to school and the opportunities for family adventures are now limited to weekends and days off school, we plan to continue seeking out simple adventures.

Build self-confident children

Drama in all its forms is a great tool for building expressive, self-confident children. There are lots of ways to incorporate fun and creative drama games and activities in your own home.

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