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8 Snow Activities for Parents and Kids

Winter weather has struck again in the greater Cleveland/Akron area — and that means some snowy activities. We combed Pinterest for some unique indoor and outdoor boredom busters to help

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Podcast Episode #57: Talking About Drug and Alcohol Addiction with Kids

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner is joined by Adam Jablin, a recovering addict, now a life coach and author, who talks about things parents should know about addiction and tips on what they can do if they suspect there is a problem. ...
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Akron Children’s Museum, Summit Metroparks Help to Keep Kids Moving with Adventure Backpacks

Akron Children’s Museum, Summit Metroparks and the Friends of Metroparks are helping little learners ages 3 to 6 keep their brains stimulated and bodies active with Adventure Backpacks. A grant from Summit County funded the creation and distribution of 2,500 backpacks. ...
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5 Holiday Stressors for Kids with Autism and How to Help Them Have a Happy Season

The holiday season is here, which means festive decorations, blinking lights, Christmas trees, Santa, presents, holiday meals and more. While these are why most of us love this time of year, they are also the reason this season can cause confusion and stress for children with autism spectrum disorder. Check out these tips from Juli Augustin from ABA Behavioral Specialists, to help you achieve your seasonal goals this year and beyond.  ...
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Fairmount Center for the Arts Presents ‘Nutcracker at Home’

Earlier this month, Fairmount Center for the Arts presented “Nutcracker at Home,” a safe and magical way to celebrate and connect this holiday season. “Nutcracker at Home,” originally a live-streamed
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Need an Edible Cookie Dough Recipe?

Have you checked out the edible cookie dough trend yet? Some of the recipes and mixes out there are delicious. Some might contain questionable ingredients, a ton of hidden sugar or include hard-to-find specialty items. There is a fast, easy cookie dough recipe— and you might already have everything you need to make it right in your pantry. It’s also gluten-free and can easily be vegan.  ...
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Coding, Cooking and Coloring: Using the Web to Crush Quarantine 

We’ve played every board game, finished every puzzle, and watched just about every movie ever made. Let’s take a look at some websites that offer creative, engaging options that can help you start 2021 off right — and stave off boredom for your family. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

What is Dyslexia and How is it Treated?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, as well as treatment options. ...
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Dad Matters: A short list of everything I learned in 2020

Northeast Ohio Parent Dad Columnist Jason Lea shares with us his list of things learned in 2020, including funny moments, the challenges, but also joyful times with his family. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

“People Play” — Speech and Language Fun Time with Your Child

To get young children talking, we often motivate them by showing that “using your words” can get them what they want. A simple way to achieve this is through "People Play" — songs, games and activities in which the fun happens when the child interacts with another person. Enjoy some of these great ways to play and interact that will also motivate your child to request more fun. ...
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