Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Podcast Episode #24: ‘Social Animals’ Part 2

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner talks with Emma Crockett Robinson and her mother, Tamara Crockett, about their experiences with social media, as documented in the film "Social Animals." Emma shares how her struggles with social media affected her, while Tamara discusses warning signs and shares her advice for parents regarding social media. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

When and How Should I Read to My Child?

Experts recommend you read to your child as often as you can and that you strive to have at least one scheduled reading time each day. Choosing regular times to read (especially before naps and bedtime) is a way to help your child learn to sit with a book and relax. Of course, you can read anytime your child seems in the mood. Find reading tips to make the experience enjoyable for both parent and child. ...
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Help Your Child Move Beyond Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a form of self-soothing that can help a child cope with stressful situations and feel secure and happy. However, parents should be concerned about thumb sucking if the behavior continues beyond a child’s fifth birthday. Find expert advice and ways to help your child break the habit. ...
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What’s Cool After School: Help Your Child Find the Right Extracurricular Activity

Participating in an after school activity can help children learn a new skill or fuel an interest. Extra-curricular activities play a big part in developing a child’s identity and serve

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Guiding Kids Toward Independence at Every Age

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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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

FACEtime for Teens Who Stutter

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. FACEtime is a program designed for older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. ...
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5 Ways to Incorporate Speech, Reading & Vocabulary Practice Into Everyday Routines

It’s very typical that eventually, your child will show resistance to sitting down and doing homework-type practice with flashcards or worksheets for speech practice, reading practice, or vocabulary expansion. In

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Why Social Skills are Common Concerns Among Many Children

One child may be gifted, another has attention issues and a third is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Three very different children, yet they all may struggle with

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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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