Ages & Stages
Most parents want their kids to grow up, move out, and be able to support themselves financially and emotionally. Why then, is it so hard for parents to raise confident kids who are competent and capable? Try incorporating the following 4 phrases into your conversations with your kids. Give them the chance to try, make mistakes, suffer, and recover. As any parent who has ever let a swear word fly in front of a pre-schooler understands, what your kids hear you say, you will eventually hear them say. Beyond the immediate messages these phrases convey, you are also helping your child develop self-talk that will stay with them as they face challenges, conflicts, and setbacks throughout their lives.
It can be overwhelming when a routine hearing screening and further subsequent diagnostic testing determine that your child has permanent hearing loss. One local mom shares her experiences with testing, hearing aids, and raising a child with hearing loss. ...
Choking is a leading cause of injury or death among children, especially for those who are under the age of 4.
If your child struggles with reading, spelling, handwriting, or math computations, he or she may benefit from a language learning evaluation conducted by a speech-language pathologist. Learn the signs and symptoms of a language-learning disability, as well as the types of help available if there is an issue that needs to be addressed. ...
Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. Using individual sessions and group activities, Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center's FACEtime therapy program is specifically designed to help older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. ...
From babes who fight bedtime to teens who skip sleep to surf the net, kids of all ages experience sleep troubles. And regardless of age, all kids need enough rest — sleep deprivation in children is linked to academic trouble, behavior problems and even weight gain. Learn age-specific advice for helping your growing child sleep well, starting tonight. ...
Did you know that reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning? Reading aloud stimulates language development even before a child can talk. Find out other benefits associated with reading to your child, plus learn how one organization is working to eliminate the "word gap" that affects children whose families live at or below poverty level. ...
There are still plenty of opportunities to have fun with your little one this month. Check our list and plan a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, crafts, and other fun activities designed for young children. ...
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