Teens

Teens

What’s Cool After School: Help Your Child Find the Right Extracurricular Activity

Participating in an after school activity can help children learn a new skill or fuel an interest. Extra-curricular activities play a big part in developing a child’s identity and serve

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Guiding Kids Toward Independence at Every Age

Coaxing a baby to use a spoon for the first time, teaching a kindergartener to tie a shoe, or practicing parallel parking with a teen — these routine parenting

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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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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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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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setting screen time limits for kids

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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Hit the Reset Button on Your Child’s Electronics Usage

If you are a parent of a tween who has their own smart device, you are familiar with your kid’s tilted posture when they are looking at the blue lit screen. They likely are watching videos, movies, a popular series or playing games. While these activities are not alarming to some families, others might feel it’s too much, every day. Learn the dangers of electronics addiction and how to set limits. ...
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tips for parents of college students

How to Support Your Teen in the College Planning Process

While it's true teens are fairly independent, it’s important for parents to know that there are many things their teens will need from them as they approach their college process — though it may not be the kind of help you’d assume. ...
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LakewoodAlive to Host ‘Depression, Anxiety and Teens’ Community Forum

LakewoodAlive will host a free community forum Tuesday evening featuring a panel of experts who will delve into warning signs, best practices for assisting a young person who is suffering from depression and/or anxiety, and the multitude of local resources available. ...
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