Find out who won our 10th annual Family Faves reader poll, learn what local families are doing to advance diversity and more.

It’s not too late to grab a copy of our Fall edition to stay up-to-date on the issues facing Central Ohio families, including timely conversations about advancing diversity and equality in our communities. Those topics have always been important for parents to talk about with their children, but they’ve taken on added weight in recent months.

For our cover story, we explore how local families are working to advance diversity and how to talk about the issue with your children. A companion first-person essay from Columbus mother and author Terreece M. Clarke offers a powerful, must-read look at the enduring and heartbreaking racism Black families still face.

You’ll also find a story on talking to kids about voting, our annual Guide to Private Schools, a list of Top Doctors practicing in pediatrics and pediatric specialties, lots of ideas for fall family fun and more.

We also reveal the winners of our 10th annual Family Faves reader poll, which highlights the best family-friendly businesses, dining, activities and events in Central Ohio. With 40 winners, 81 runners-up and 131 honorable mentions, you’re sure to find a new spot for your crew to try.

In addition to our print publication, we also offer a digital version of Columbus Parent. The e-edition is an exact digital replica of the print magazine. Like the hard copy version, it also is free. Click on E-Edition at the top of our website, columbusparent.com, or use this link to read the digital copy of the Fall issue, as well as past editions.

And don’t worry: You can still find print copies of the magazine at many of our distribution locations. Use our ZIP code search to find a pickup spot near you; since some locations are closed or are not accepting print publications right now, we suggest calling before you stop by.

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