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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

The Importance of Reading Aloud to Your Child

Reading aloud to a child for 15 minutes every day — approximately the time of a bedtime story — is crucial for reading, learning and language skill development. As we head into the busy holiday season, it's even more important to set aside time each day to read with your young child — and to make sure older children spend time reading during their upcoming winter break from school. ...
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investing for your kids

Cash: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

It’s that time of year when your child is about to be inundated with the hottest toys, the newest gadgets and, likely, some cash. read more

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safe infant sleep practices

Ohio Couple Hopes to Inspire Safe Sleep Practices

Meagen Gries shares the tragic story about the death of her infant daughter, Molly Ann, every chance she gets. It’s her way of impressing on parents the importance of safe sleep practices. Just maybe, when a parent hears about how Molly died, a light will go on. read more

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An Introduction: Thank You for Having Me

Hello Northeast Ohio Parent readers!  My name is Brea Schmidt and I am a Cleveland-based writer, photographer, speaker and advocate for the fellow mom. I’m so excited to be joining the Northeast Ohio Parent bloggers and look forward to sharing some words with you that will hopefully offer you some positivity and perspective as you go through your parenting journey. read more

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The Fish Cleveland, Sara Carnes

#CLEMAMA: The Importance of Music in Kids’ Lives

I was recently a “guest star” at my daughter’s school and it was pretty special. I had the opportunity to sing and talk about music appreciation with her second grade class. read more

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tips for kids with allergies

Tips for Parents: Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Holiday parties and big meals with friends and family bring challenges to parents of children with severe or life-threatening food allergies. While it might seem like every buffet table is a potential trip to the emergency room, there are many ways to have fun and celebrate safely. ...
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Northeast Ohio Parent Heroes: 17 for 2017

These local parents show that if you have the passion and willpower, there is nothing that will stop you. In addition to raising their families, this year's Parent Hero nominees serve many other roles: volunteer, coach, friend, plus raising awareness and helping others in need. ...
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igotthis app for add adhd

App Helps Kids with ADHD Stay on Task

The iGotThis app is a task-focused, life-management “personal assistant” designed for ADHD families that builds self-esteem to ensure repeated success. It’s loaded with features — such as a customizable reward feature, reminder system, inspirational messages, and parent notification when tasks are complete or not complete — to keep kids on track, focused and motivated, all while providing real-time visibility and complete control for parents. read more

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