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Things to do in the Mid-Ohio Valley

May 22, 2012 A week at the beach or in the mountains might be written on the family calendar, but several other weeks are waiting to be filled with fun learning experiences available right at home in the Mid-Ohi... more »»

Visit history in the Titanic Museum

May 22, 2012 This year is the 100th anniversary of the tragedy of the Titanic. If your kids are interested in history, why not visit the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. more »»

Low cost summer fun

May 22, 2012 Here are a number of wonderful low-cost summer activities for kids and families that help families keep their hard-earned money in their pocket. more »»

Camp: The outdoor classroom

May 22, 2012 Camp is one of the best educational experiences a child can have. The benefits of participation in a residential summer camp are numerous. more »»

Teens need to be reading

May 3, 2012 Being able to read well is more important than ever for young adults to achieve economic success. more »»

Teaching respect for oneself, others

May 3, 2012 Raising a respectful child is one of the three Rs (responsibility, respect and resiliency) that are part of a parent’s job description. If we hear a three-year-old say, “No, I do i. more »»

How to avoid the homework crunch

May 3, 2012 After a long day at work, one of the last things a working parent wants to come home to is a pile of homework. Kids certainly aren’t the only ones who dread i. more »»

Help teens find perfect prom dress

May 3, 2012 Prom season is right around the corner, and as I see photos and video clips of the dresses worn this year, a sympathetic grimace creeps over my face. more »»

Monitoring your child’s online behavior

May 3, 2012 “Facebooking” and “YouTubing” are no longer just a “cute” thing kids do for fun to pass the time. more »»

How much praise is too much?

May 3, 2012 I was on my run the other day and stopped at the park to get some water. While there I sat on a bench and drank my water, I closed my eyes and listene. more »»

Older students and retention

May 3, 2012 For some students, the fear of being retained looms all year in their school lives as they sit in a classroom, struggling to learn and achiev. more »»

Schools and special needs

April 4, 2012 As a result of the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, students with special needs have been integrated into regular education classroom. more »»

Creating an inclusive environment

April 4, 2012 Inclusion is more than just an accessible building. Inclusion happens when everyone is welcome, participates and belong. more »»

Ohiya characters come to play

March 5, 2012 An Ohio company introduces some fun new characters for older kids! Based out of Cincinnati, Jason Tharp, the creator and artist behind Ohiya says, “Ohiya is a magical land I’ve created that’s... more »»

Kids production

March 5, 2012 Mid-Ohio Valley high school students and young adults are invited to audition in April for the local Theatre de Jeunesse theatre arts program’s production of the musical comedy “Once Upon A Mattress. more »»

Prepare for kindergarten

March 5, 2012 “It’s too soon! We still have plenty of time. more »»

Read to preschoolers every day

March 5, 2012 Reading to preschoolers can be a quiet time of fun and discovery. Find a special place and time for reading. The place may be the sofa in your living room or a special chair on the front porch. more »»

Involved parents can set TV guidelines

March 5, 2012 Here are some guidelines for parents who decide to let their children watch television: Allow your child to watch only the programs you think are appropriate for him/her. more »»

Help your preschooler deal with stress

March 5, 2012 By Paula Strawder Preschoolers need loving reassurance and support. They have little control over their lives and are too young to use adult problem-solving skills to work through situation. more »»

Helicopter parents raise kids who cannot fly alone

March 5, 2012 I was reading a recent article on the subject of “helicopter parenting” and how cell phones and the internet have changed parents' ability to hover over their children. more »»



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