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Arms Around Both Generations: Caring for Teens and Aging Parents

Juggling the demands and learning curve of blossoming adolescents is tough, but just what if this process prepared parents for handling their own aging parents? Understanding where similarities lie between

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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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Coming Soon: 2019 Parent Choice Awards

Beginning in March, we’re asking readers to help us find the best of the best in Northeast Ohio when it comes to family fun. The Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. During the nomination period beginning March 1, you’ll have the chance to name your favorite businesses, attractions, family services, and more. ...
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Surviving a Long Car Trip with Young Kids

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go … Whoever wrote that idyllic song probably wasn’t traveling with two kids under the age of 3 during

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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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Summer Camp Countdown: A Month-by-Month Planning Guide for Parents  

Summer overnight camp is a big step for kids — and their parents. Advanced preparation is key to reducing anxiety and creating a positive, exciting lead-up to the experience for everyone in the family. Here’s a month-by-month primer to prepping for your child's summer camp adventure.   ...
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Teen Drivers: Advice and Strategies for Parents Whose Teens are Behind the Wheel

“I was scared and freaked out, but the only way she was going to get through it was to just do it,” says Patricia Faust, a Medina parent of a

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9 Easy Strategies to Help your Child Become a Better Reader

While we all know reading is an important skill, some of our kids still struggle.

Here are some strategies that will help all readers, not just the struggling ones. read

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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

How Hearing Loss Affects Speech-Language Development

The first few years of life are a critical time for speech and language development. Children must be able to hear speech clearly in order to learn language. The earlier hearing loss is identified and treated, the more likely the child will develop speech and language skills on par with children who aren’t experiencing hearing issues. ...
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What do Our Conversation Hearts Say About Us?

Food and Wine sounded the alarm with “Why Conversation Hearts Might Not Be as Ubiquitous This Valentine’s Day,” while Eater warned readers “You’ll Have to Settle for Old, Stale Necco

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