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Tips to Help Dads (and Moms) Engage with Preschoolers

July 22, 2020

Rob Adams, Psy.D. We are wired to want to be good at what we do, including our job as a parent, but what do we do if it doesn’t always come naturally? Some Dads love to talk…

Topics: Preschool

Dealing With Picky Eaters

July 10, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. At many stages of development, “picky eating” is very normal and can be expected. Kids may need to be exposed to a new food 20 times before they decide if they like it.…

Topics: Preschool

Offering Guided Tours and Resuming Wildlife Intakes Beginning July 7

June 30, 2020

Visitors, Donors, Volunteers, and Friends: Thank you for your involvement and interest, especially these past few months. Your support at this important time makes it possible for Lake Erie Nature & Science Center to continue serving the…

Topics: News,Programs

Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?

June 24, 2020

By Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. It’s easy to recognize that a child hiding behind a parent’s leg, trying to disappear from a friendly stranger’s questions, may be feeling shy and a little anxious at that moment. It’s also…

4 Phrases Parents Can Say to Raise Capable and Confident Kids

June 15, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. Most parents want their kids to grow up, move out and be able to support themselves financially and emotionally. Why then, is it so hard for parents to raise confident kids who are competent…

Topics: Preschool

Summer 2020 Programming

May 26, 2020

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center continues to offer virtual learning opportunities on our website and social media pages, featuring educational videos, parenting tips, printable activities for at-home learning and more. Our wildlife team continues to care…

Topics: News

Children’s Growth – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

May 22, 2020

Do you ever feel as if parenting your children is like riding a roller coaster?  At one point you are enjoying your child and the next you are wondering what ever happened to your sweet little girl…

Topics: Preschool

Mindful Parenting

May 12, 2020

by Rob Adams, Psy.D. Being a psychologist who works with kids, people assume that I am an expert at parenting. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. I have my own weaknesses, and parenting is really hard sometimes. One of…

Topics: Preschool

June 2020 Programming

May 7, 2020

June 2020 programs cancelled and refunded While Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is temporarily closed to the public, we continue to monitor the best guidelines from the CDC, State of Ohio and public health officials to…

Topics: News,Programs

Your Child’s “Big Feelings”

May 4, 2020

Excerpt by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. When our kids have “big feelings,” intense emotional reactions to a situation, we as parents can end up having big feelings, too. Our kids can pull feelings and emotional reactions from us. Most…

Topics: Preschool
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is offering pre-registered guided tours, pre-registered family planetarium programs and pre-scheduled wildlife intake appointments.Learn more