Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Podcast Episode #22: Eating Disorders in Kids and Teens

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, Dr. Jessica Castonguay, a physician at Akron Children’s Hospital's Division of Adolescent Medicine, joins host Miriam Conner to discuss eating disorders in children and teens. Learn why more kids are affected than you may think, as well as warning signs and risk factors. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Can You Understand Your Child’s Speech?

Parents and close family members are usually experts at understanding their own child's speech attempts. Parents can "translate" even the most unintelligible efforts made by their children. Unfamiliar listeners, on the other hand, are often unable to decipher a young child's speech.  ...
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Teen Drivers: Advice and Strategies for Parents Whose Teens are Behind the Wheel

“I was scared and freaked out, but the only way she was going to get through it was to just do it,” says Patricia Faust, a Medina parent of a

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kids and panic attacks

Help Your Child Recognize and Overcome Panic Attacks

When my now 18-year-old daughter was in the first grade, her teacher called me to say, “Your daughter’s having a panic attack about riding the bus home.” I can still

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setting screen time limits for kids

Sleep Interrupted: How Screen Time Affects Bedtime

Whether it’s a toddler refusing to go bed or a teen who wants to play one more game, many parents are struggling to figure out why their child is at odds with going to sleep. Nightly routines or sleep disorders could be the cause of battles at bedtime. However, many experts cite an increase of screen time and its impact on how kids go to bed. ...
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things to do with kids in Cleveland

Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Love is in the air all month long in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Celebrate with the entire family by making plans to attend a special Valentine's Day-themed event. Check our list to find an activity near you. ...
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STEM toys for kids

Recommended STEM Toys for Kids

Statistics show that learning STEM skills early on better prepares kids for school and future careers. And not just STEM-related careers, but all careers, due to the fact that math

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Important Safety Rules to Teach Your Children

Every responsible parent is concerned about their children’s safety. At the same time, it is important for kids to socialize at a young age and be able to have a

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Are Speech Disorders Inherited?

Evidence exists linking genetic factors to a variety of speech and language difficulties. Researchers have already identified over 400 genes linked to hearing loss, and ongoing studies investigate genetic links to stuttering, voice disorders and language disorders. Learn more, including what parents should do if there are genetic tendencies in the family. ...
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winter activities for kids

Use Hot Chocolate to Increase Your Child’s Language Skills This Winter

It’s January, which means we are spending a LOT of time in the house with our kids. You might be wondering what you can do to keep your kids entertained

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