The Parent Pulse

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

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If you've got a stressed-out or naturally intuitive little one, consider enrolling him or her in The Reiki Center's new class for children. The Grandview space offers classes designed especially for children to teach them the Japanese technique for pain and stress relief and self-awareness. "I want to help 6- to 12-year-olds to believe in themselves rather than succumb to peer pressure," said Linda Haley, the center's director.


If it's you who needs to do the relaxing, check out Yoga Well Being's new satellite yoga class option. The new virtual classes let students "attend" class without having to go to its Upper Arlington location by streaming the class online, a flexible resource for stay-at-home parents.


Three local gift stores have gotten makeovers in the past few months and part of their new looks includes increased children's gift options. Tigertree in the Short North will be increasing its high-end kids' gifts, thanks in no small part to the fact that the owners are expecting their first child this year. The Library Store in the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is also offering more reading-related gifts for kids since its spring renovation.


And Wholly Craft moved north on High Street to a larger Clintonville location (into the former Mix:Home spot) in July; in addition to additional kid-based merchandise, owner Olivera Bratich is introducing more kid-friendly craft supplies in the store's Supply Closet space. "My friends' kids were in there last week and I let them just go to town making whatever they wanted from the supplies down there," Bratich said. "One of them said, 'This is so much, it's like a dream!' which totally inspired me to plan more of that kind of stuff."