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Sleep Interrupted: How Screen Time Affects Bedtime

Whether it’s a toddler refusing to go bed or a teen who wants to play one more game, many parents are struggling to figure out why their child is at odds with going to sleep. Nightly routines or sleep disorders could be the cause of battles at bedtime. However, many experts cite an increase of screen time and its impact on how kids go to bed. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Should My Child Learn a Second Language?

Introducing your child to multiple languages at a young age is a personal decision that can be challenging for many families. A child can become bilingual by learning two languages simultaneously from birth if they are both spoken regularly in the home. Later exposure to a second language will not necessarily impact your child’s ability to learn the language, however, some children may not talk much when they start using a second language. ...
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Children’s Resale: One Mom’s Junk is Another Mom’s Treasure

The resale industry is gaining popularity and it can not only put cash in your pocket by selling items, but it could also save you a few bucks when shopping. From resale stores to pop-up consignment events and online selling, learn the best ways to shop and sell secondhand items. Also, find a listing of area children's resale events taking place this spring. ...
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Recommended STEM Toys for Kids

Statistics show that learning STEM skills early on better prepares kids for school and future careers. And not just STEM-related careers, but all careers, due to the fact that math

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‘Your Phone is not Your Property’ and Other Screen Time Rules I Give my Kids

Ten people sharing space under our one small-ish roof means that privacy is a premium luxury. It’s obviously something that is mandatory while using the restroom, taking a shower or

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Important Safety Rules to Teach Your Children

Every responsible parent is concerned about their children’s safety. At the same time, it is important for kids to socialize at a young age and be able to have a

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Lake County Captains Launch Rookie Readers Program

The Lake County Captains Reading Program is expanding to reach pre-K children through a literacy initiative at pediatric and family medicine practices in Lake and Geauga counties, thanks to support from PNC Bank and the Lake Health Foundation. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Are Speech Disorders Inherited?

Evidence exists linking genetic factors to a variety of speech and language difficulties. Researchers have already identified over 400 genes linked to hearing loss, and ongoing studies investigate genetic links to stuttering, voice disorders and language disorders. Learn more, including what parents should do if there are genetic tendencies in the family. ...
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5 Fun Budget-Friendly Winter Activities to Do With Your Kids

It can be challenging to find activities for your children in the winter. During the summer it is pretty easy because if there is nothing on the calendar, the kids

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Joanna Hardis, Cleveland, Ohio

Don’t be Seduced by January’s Messages

As I write this, I’m bracing for the onslaught of January ads, each one trying to speak over the other promoting self improvement: schemes, coupons, Groupons, gadgets and apps to

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