Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

5 Tips to Help Siblings Bond

Swiping toys, pushing, screaming and crowding each other’s space comes with the territory of having two or more kids. It’s the natural ebb and flow of family life — and a significant part of growing up. However, research shows that helping siblings bond is crucial to raising happy, well-adjusted children. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Your Child’s Speech Development: Birth to 5 Years

Though every child develops at a different rate, there are certain speech milestones that can be expected. Use this helpful timeline, which provides information for every age from birth to 5 years old, to determine whether your child’s speech is developing at the desired rate. ...
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Raising Kids Should Be Fun

“Raising Kids Should Be Fun” was the headline on a flyer I recently received for a free positive parenting seminar series hosted by Crossroads at Lakeland Community College. It’s a series of three 90-minute seminars aimed to support parents in our community as they raise the next generation. I agreed to attend because while I absolutely love being a parent, there are definitely times when it is not fun so I can stand to learn a few things for sure. Parenting is exhausting, it’s trying and every single day I wonder why I didn’t study psychology so that I can retaliate on my little master manipulator… I mean… toddler. At just two and a half years old, I’m still new to this parenting thing and there’s so much to learn. I figured if I got one thing out of the class, it was worth getting out of the house by myself and then going to Starbucks to write about it. read more

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    Sensory-Friendly Events in Northeast Ohio: November 2017

    Many organizations and venues in the greater Cleveland/Akron area plan special events for families of children with special needs or sensory issues. Check this list for options throughout the whole month. ...
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    Taking Kids to the Dentist: Establish Healthy Habits Early On

    Every parent loves to see their child smile, but many overlook the importance of routine dental cleanings for their children. As with adults, any sugars they eat can react with harmful bacteria in their mouth, causing cavities or gum disease if left untreated. read more

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    Podcast #1: Welcome to aParently Speaking!

    Northeast Ohio Parent is on the airwaves with its podcast series “aParently Speaking” hosted by Miriam Conner. In this first episode, the Northeast Ohio Parent team explains why we do what we do. From the magazine, website, newsletter and social media to the events and the new podcast, hear from the people behind the scenes that pull it all together. Miriam speaks with Publisher Brad Mitchell, Editor Angela Gartner, and Managing/Digital Editor Denise Koeth. ...
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    Things to do in Ohio: Cleveland Orchestra

    Cleveland Orchestra Plans ‘Around the Region’ Events for its 100th Season

    The Cleveland Orchestra's Around the Region Celebration is a special series of performances throughout Northeast Ohio to celebrate its 100th season and to thank citizens for supporting the orchestra for the past century. ...
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    Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

    October is Protect Your Hearing Month: How to Detect Early Hearing Loss in Children

    Being able to hear is essential for developing speech and language. However, in Ohio 1.5 in 1,000 babies are born with hearing loss. The incidence rises to 3-6 in 1,000 by the time a child reaches school age. Two red flags that a child may have a hearing loss are if the parents have concerns regarding their child’s hearing or if the child has a speech, language or developmental delay. Learn more warning signs here. ...
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