Teens

Teens

Social Media and Self Image for Today’s Teens

Perspective plays a pivotal role in the conversation surrounding self-image and social media. Older generations see a clear separation between their lives online and offline. Back in the old days

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Testing the Waters of Rowing in Northeast Ohio

Rowing might not be the first sport that comes to mind in Northeast Ohio, but there are several reasons why it’s gaining popularity among local athletes. Learn more about the sport, including its health benefits, potential scholarship opportunities, and why the region is unique when it comes to rowing. ...
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Podcast Episode #32: ‘Dreamland’ Author Discusses Roots of the Opioid Crisis

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miram Conner talks with author Sam Quinones about his young adult adaptation of “Dreamland,” in which he delves deep into the roots of the opioid crisis and the small Ohio town he researched. ...
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Preparing Our Children for the ‘Real World’

As my oldest daughter heads off for college in the fall, I wonder (OK, I worry) if I’ve prepared her enough for this transition. Since she’s my first to leave

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Podcast Episode #30: Is Your Child Ready to Leave the Nest?

Your child made it: he or she finished 13 years of school and graduated! You have prepared them for the academics they will face in college and their dorm room is going to be decked out with all the comforts of home. But are they really ready? Podcast host Miriam Conner speaks with Daniel Horne and Laura Scarnecchia, who share tips for helping your child prepare mentally and emotionally for college or life away from home. ...
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How to Help Your College Graduate Succeed Financially

Remember your first “real” job and the exhilaration of (finally) becoming an adult? Coupled with the anxiety and responsibility of, well, becoming an adult? read more

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Your Child Just Graduated — Now What?

With big changes come many emotions, often unexpectedly. Learn five helpful ways to manage your own emotions and uncertainty, so that you can better respond to your graduate — who likely is experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. ...
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Young Children are Getting Less Exercise Than we Thought

We hear it all the time: kids today aren’t getting enough exercise.

Now, a recent study said the age in which physical activity drops off for most kids is younger

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A Home for Teens: Working with Older Youth in Foster Care

According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, as of last July, 31 percent of children in custody were ages 12-17, and 913 children aged out of the system. While many families pursue building a family through adoption and imagining parenting younger children, there is a great need for teen foster and adoption. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Earbuds, Music and Your Teen

Today, with the popularity of earbuds and other personal listening devices, it’s hard to know if your child or teenager is listening to music at a safe level. Hearing loss caused by loud sound, also known as noise-induced hearing loss, is permanent — but fortunately, it also is 100% preventable. ...
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