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Parenting

Free-Range vs. Helicopter Parenting: Do Kids Need More Freedom?

Many parents have heard of helicopter parenting juxtaposed to free-range parenting. Helicopter parents are described as overly-involved by hovering over children, and come to the rescue at the first

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High School Extracurriculars: What Matters in the College Application Process?

Jazz Band! Volleyball! Student Council! Grill Club! Today’s teens are shuffling from one after school activity to the next, hoping that their involvement in an array of clubs, organizations and

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Is That Toy a Playpen or a Playground?

In Lifelong Kindergarten, Mitchel Resnick, learning researcher and holder of the best-ever academic title of “LEGO endowed chair” at MIT, describes the conditions that breed creativity. To become creative

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Understanding Your Child’s Lisp

A lisp — which is a sound substitution or distortion in which the “s” and “z” sounds are produced inefficiently — is one of the most common articulation errors targeted in speech-language therapy. Learn about the two different types of lisps and how they are treated. ...
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Securing Our Schools: Ohio Districts Prepare for New School Year with Safety in Mind

The stress of sending kids back to school these days goes far beyond worrying about the challenges of homework, schedules and peer relationships. Looming behind all of that parental anxiety

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car seat recommendations

AAP Updates Recommendations on Car Seats: Keep Children Rear-Facing as Long as Possible

In an updated policy statement, the AAP recommends children remain in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Previously, it specified children should remain rear-facing at least to age 2. ...
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Prepare Your Child to be the New Kid in School

Your child walks into the crowded cafeteria and scans the room looking for an open table. Suddenly all eyes are on him. The huge room goes quiet. His peers have

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Battling the Back to School Blues

The end of summer and beginning of another academic year can leave us parents feeling frazzled and stressed. The resurrection of after-school clubs, sports practices, homework and evening routines allows

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