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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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What is a 529 Plan and at What Age Should I Start One for My Child?

As the cost of college continues to rise at alarming rates, you might be concerned by show much it will actually cost by the time your child is college age.

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Podcast Episode #25: 21st Century Skills for Success, Part 2

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner continues discussing 21st century skills that kids need to know with guest Tamara Strom, who has a wealth of experience in the fields of business and education. Listen as she shares what schools are doing to foster important skills and what parents can do at home to instill these skills. ...
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X-Treme Summer Camps Kick the Camping Experience up a Notch

Some camps push the boundaries of kids’ abilities and brain power, challenging and honing their skills and confidence. "X-treme" camps take a specific hobby, activity or aspiration to the next level, becoming an immersive experience that can change kids’ lives. They’re often designed to get campers out of their comfort zones to think outside the box and explore their own physical and mental limits — but in a fun, safe and supervised way. ...
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