Teens

Teens

Kids’ Digital Dreams: From YouTube Stars to Pro Gamers

People who have found fame through online platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are known as "instacelebs." Their online content includes videos of gaming, style, makeup and sketch comedy. They are masters at building their brand and are known for being very well connected to their fan base. If your child wants to become an instaceleb, here's what you need to know. ...
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Hudson High School Senior Named ‘Stop the Hate’ Grand Prize Winner in Live Reveal

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage announced winners of the 2020 "Stop the Hate" essay contest on Thursday with a surprise reveal. In a Facebook Live video, Hudson High School senior Leah Messemer received a $40,000 college scholarship for penning an essay on combating discrimination and advocating for people with disabilities. ...
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Soothing Seniors’ Sorrows: Making up for Loss of Graduation Rites of Passage

With traditional celebrations impossible, families are pivoting to other ways to recognize and celebrate 2020 graduates. We provide several ideas to help parents make seniors feel special — even if it isn’t in the traditional ways. ...
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Improving Children’s Mental Health During Times of Change, Uncertainty

Anxiety, depression and suicide are a growing concern for youth. At this time of heightened stress, special consideration must be given to help children, especially those who already are at increased risk. We share signs and symptoms, tips to help children cope, and ways to keep the conversation going with your kids. ...
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Five Ways to Protect Your Children From Online Predators and Human Trafficking

April is Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to educate yourself on child luring and human trafficking. The most important thing you can do

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Teens Seek Summer Jobs Amid Coronavirus Disruptions

In a typical summer, an abundance of job opportunities are available for teens to fill during the school break. However, this summer, jobs could be scarce as some areas where teens typically find work may be struggling to stay afloat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Podcast Episode #45: Parenting Teens & Preparing for College

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner is joined by Mary Dell Harrington, co-founder of Grown and Flown, a website for parents of teens and college students. Listen as they discuss signs of overparenting, stress and anxiety in teens, and things your teen needs to know to prepare for college. ...
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Area Schools Offer STEM and Health Career Connections

As opportunities in STEM careers have grown, school districts across the U.S. are embracing STEM learning by integrating concepts into the curriculum and providing hands-on experiences. Find out what a few area schools are doing to give students a real-world experience in the medical field. ...
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Job Training Helps Empower Teens with Special Needs

Northcoast Corn Creations, a gourmet popcorn shop located in Willoughby, provides employment training opportunities for students with autism and developmental disabilities. The shop offers a safe, constructive worksite for students who need to learn employability skills outside of the classroom.  ...
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Podcast Episode #39: Kids, Teens and Sleep

Do you think your kids and teens are getting enough sleep? Chances are they are not. On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner is joined by Dr. Jyoti Krishna, director of sleep medicine at Akron Children's Hospital, who shares how much sleep kids need at each age. Listen as he shares research on how a lack of sleep can affect your child, as well as practical takeaways on how to help them get more sleep. ...
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