Teens

Teens

Social Safety For Your Pre-Teens and Teens

Pre-teens and teens are no strangers to social media and all its features. Having access to the internet and social media also presents the opportunity to encounter danger online. Eliza McCoy, Executive Director of Outreach, Training and Prevention at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, explains how parents can help their children safely navigate the internet and social media accounts.  ...
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Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships to Prevent Dating Violence 

Dating violence and abuse can be perpetrated by anyone, but these patterns do not develop immediately. It may be especially hard to recognize an abusive partner when the victim deeply cares for them. Gabriella Kreuz, in-park host for the Cleveland Guardians and Cleveland 19 News Reporter, and others talk about preventing dating violence. ...
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Say what?! Speaking the Language of Generation Z

Generation Z thrives on a constant stream of communication through their mobile devices. Subsequently, they have developed their own slang words made up of acronyms and phrases to describe their interactions with the world. Parents almost need to be bilingual to understand it. Check out this list of popular terms, sorted based on their level of concern for a parent. ...
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Podcast Episode #54: Children and Screens

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner and Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra discuss how electronics are shaping our kids' development and lives, as well as what to do about technology addiction and cyberbullying. If you have screens in your home, you won’t want to miss this episode. ...
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The Social Media Eventuality: When Should Parents Allow Their Kids to Join?

Social media is one of the primary ways centennials communicate with their peers, local businesses and the global community. It is almost inevitable that your children will ask to create accounts on major social media platforms as they enter adolescence. The question of when they should be allowed to join social media is tricky. No parent wants to see their child left behind, but social media presents a whole new set of challenges. Learn how you and your child can take a safe approach to entering the world of social media.  ...
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How to Avoid Mask-Related Acne

Wearing a mask is our new normal, but as we cover our mouths and noses to stop COVID-19, some of us are uncovering a new problem — “maskne,” or mask-related acne. Learn expert tips for how to prevent this condition. ...
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How to Help Teens Manage Mental Strain

COVID-19 may have begun as a physical health crisis, but like their parents, children, teens and college students (or young adults) are likely to experience stress and anxiety caused by

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How to Spot Signs of Depression in Your Teenager

If you’ve got a teen or preteen at home, you may be feeling confused or concerned about the ups and downs of their emotions and behavioral changes. Mix in a global pandemic and you may see increased stress and tension levels from your teens as they navigate changes to their routine, while having limited access to coping strategies such as seeing friends or doing extracurricular activities.  ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

FACEtime for Teens Who Stutter

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. FACEtime is a program designed for older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. ...
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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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