Stephanie and Rich Abatangelo are busy working parents of four children, ages 3 to 10. She’s a teacher and he’s in law enforcement, so they should be able to handle anything, right? Tell that to COVID-19. The family spent two weeks in the clutches of the virus as it hit mom and dad hard. And while none of the kids had any symptoms, […]
When Gov. Mike DeWine announced on April 20 that Ohio K-12 schools would not re-open for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the news was not necessarily a surprise. Yet, it still came with a sense of loss, perhaps especially for teenagers. More so than younger children, teens are acutely aware […]
The first days and nights with your baby can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time parent. “One of the most important things you can do is try to relax, especially if you’ve decided to breastfeed,” said Dr. Jessica Tattershall, a pediatrician with the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics office in Austintown. “The more you stress, […]
Letting children settle their own disputes with siblings or peers can teach valuable life lessons, but some situations may warrant a parental referee.
Parenting is not always peaceful, especially with a challenge or two that face your kiddos. But it’s possible to parent with more peace, more grace, more gratitude and more hopefulness.
They say that parenting is a balancing act. Parenting J & J is more like, happily, walking a tight rope. Jude’s needs are fairly obvious. Jane, is a bit more coy with her needs. We gotta pay attention, a lot of attention. She has to put up with a lot for her age. It’s very […]