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Back from Break: Sleep Boosts Learning

Health
According to sleep experts and numerous new studies, lost sleep hurts learning and hinders school-day success. Here are age-specific information on how sleep impacts learning—and how to help kids get a better nights’ rest. ...
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Helping Your Child Break the Pacifier Habit

Parenting
Whether they’re crystal clear or neon-bright, pacifiers are the modern baby’s accessory of choice. Thanks to studies showing that they reduce the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), most pediatricians have given pacifiers the green light. Unfortunately, pacifiers often become a habit that overstays its welcome. Here are some ways help break the pacifier routine. ...
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Enjoying the Season with Your Littlest One

2021 Editions Ages & Stages Magazine November 2021 Parenting
Having a baby close to the holidays transforms the season from merely festive to utterly unforgettable. Sure, it can be exhausting and overwhelming. But it comes with built-in advantages. For parents with a new baby, here’s how to make the most of this special season. ...
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Simple Bedroom Fixes to Improve Your Child’s Sleep

Ages & Stages Featured Parenting
Happily, sleep science can help you create a bedroom that’s a sanctuary for sleep. These simple bedroom fixes could put your child’s sleep troubles to rest. Take a few minutes to improve your child’s sleeping space. ...
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7 Bedtime Storybooks to Help your Child Sleep

2021 Editions April 2021 Featured Parenting
Got a sleep-resistant child? Maybe it’s time for your little night owl to hit the books. Use nightly bedtime story to help build and reinforce healthy sleep habits, overcome common sleep saboteurs and boost parent-child bonding. ...
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Digital Divide: Completing Schoolwork Struggles for Unconnected Households

2021 Editions Education January 2021 Magazine
As schools, workplaces and many essential services moved online in Northeast Ohio, this past year highlighted the growing problem of digital exclusion: a crippling lack of access to the hardware, software, high-speed internet and technical skills necessary for success.  ...
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Moral Courage: Raising Kids Who Stand Up for What’s Right

2020 Editions Ages & Stages December 2020 Magazine
At a time when most Americans feel the country’s values are deteriorating — 77 percent say the country’s moral values are declining, according to a 2018 Gallup poll — how can we raise kids who show courage when it counts? Will they have the moral courage to stand up for themselves or others? ...
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Summer Camp Considerations Based on Your Child’s Age

2020 Editions Camp January 2020 Magazine Parenting
Despite its many benefits, prepping for summer camp can be intimidating for children — and families. From deciding when children are ready for camp, to choosing the best camp for your child, to coping with pre-camp jitters, here’s what you need to know to help kids of all ages get the most out of their summer camp adventure.  ...
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Safety Tips for Pets and Kids

2019 Editions Health Magazine October 2019 Parenting
Recent studies show that kids living in homes with dogs get sick less often than those in pet-free homes and that babies who lived with cats or dogs had fewer allergies later in life. Living with a pet also can help curious little ones begin to develop empathy and kindness toward others. Here’s what to know to help kids and pets live together peacefully, from birth through the teen years. ...
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Guiding Kids Toward Independence at Every Age

2019 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine March 2019 Parenting Teens

Coaxing a baby to use a spoon for the first time, teaching a kindergartener to tie a shoe, or practicing parallel parking with a teen — these routine parenting

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