Eating a nutritious breakfast provides energy, improves your ability to concentrate, has a positive impact on your mood, and encourages lifelong healthy habits. If you find that your teen often skips breakfast or hits the school’s vending machine, have them start their day off right with these healthy options. ...Read more 0
The rise of smartphones and social media pushes today's teens to be full-time brand managers who strive for likes, comments, upvotes, emojis and hashtags regarding how they present themselves. Unfortunately, this strengthens the perception that image is everything, and getting likes is the key to happiness. Anxiety, depression and self doubt all rise when teens measure their worth by the number of likes they receive. ...Read more 0
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. ...Read more 0
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. ...Read more 0
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
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. ...Read more 0
Remember your first “real” job and the exhilaration of (finally) becoming an adult? Coupled with the anxiety and responsibility of, well, becoming an adult?
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. ...Read more 0
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
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. ...Read more 0