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5 Things I’ll Always Remember About my Mom

The word “mother” makes me think of two things. It makes me think of my mother, and all the things she has done for my three sisters and me.

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Podcast Episode #27: Kids and Anxiety, Part 2

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner continues the conversation about anxiety with child psychotherapist Marjorie Landever. Learn the “types” of kids who are prone to anxiety, and listen as she gives specific tools for parents. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Baby Sign Language for Improved Communication

Sign language can help ease frustration for children between the ages of eight months and 2 years. At this age, children begin to know what they want, need and feel, but don't always have the oral-motor and verbal skills to express themselves. Basic sign language can help decrease frustration for both caregiver and child, promote early language skills and enhance the bond between the infant and those who sign. ...
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A Home for Teens: Working with Older Youth in Foster Care

According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, as of last July, 31 percent of children in custody were ages 12-17, and 913 children aged out of the system. While many families pursue building a family through adoption and imagining parenting younger children, there is a great need for teen foster and adoption. ...
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For Child Development, Get Back to Toy Basics

A recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) titled “Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era” offers guidance that can help you navigate shopping for

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Fighting for Jett

Twenty-two-month-old Jett seems like a typical toddler. He is curious about the world around him, but also tightly clings to his parents. His big brown eyes light up the

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Break from Boring: Pack More Punch into your Kids’ Breakfast & Lunch

The end of the school year likely means lunch packing and breakfast prep for your kids has gotten a bit monotonous. Cleveland reporter, food blogger and video podcaster Jen Picciano shares some simple recipes and fun ideas to revamp your kids' meals for the remaining days of school and into summer break. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Earbuds, Music and Your Teen

Today, with the popularity of earbuds and other personal listening devices, it’s hard to know if your child or teenager is listening to music at a safe level. Hearing loss caused by loud sound, also known as noise-induced hearing loss, is permanent — but fortunately, it also is 100% preventable. ...
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Grade Retention: What to do if Your Child is Held Back

The school year is coming to an end. However, regardless of best efforts, some students are faced with the prospect of being retained instead of moving to the next grade with their peers. This can be a tough decision for both parents and students. Learn how to discuss the news with your child, as well as advice for easing the process based on a child's age and grade level. ...
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4 Actions you Need to do When Someone Harms Your Child

When someone harms your child, it can be difficult to know what to do. Abuse can happen anywhere, and come from any source: an adult, another child, an otherwise trusted

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