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Mobile App, Coaching Service Help Parents Talk to their Kids about Weight

Kurbo, a mobile health coaching program for kids, teens and adults, has launched a new offering, Parent Coaching, to help parents talk to their children about the difficult subject of weight and create a healthier home environment.“Many parents want their children to lose weight, but are uncomfortable having that honest conversation with them,” says Joanna Strober, co-founder and CEO of Kurbo. “They want to help their children adopt healthier habits, but don’t know how. Now, even if a child is too young or not emotionally ready to be coached directly, Kurbo provides the tools they need to create a healthy home environment that will lead to better habits for their entire family.”As part of the new offering, a personal coach meets each week with the parent — rather than the child —via video chat to help set goals and keep them on track. In addition to the weekly video coaching sessions, parents can receive helpful tips and guidance throughout the week via text or email. Kurbo’s data shows that in many cases, especially for younger children, the same weight loss goals are achieved by coaching the parents. It is not necessary to have the children receive the coaching themselves.In addition to the mobile app and coaching, the company provides parents with a variety of digital resources to aid in creating a healthier home, including menu planners, simple kid-friendly recipes, tips on how to read food labels and suggestions for encouraging more fruits and vegetables.The app, which integrates fitness and food tracking with fun games and tips is available free for download from the iTunes or Google Play app stores.
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Free Tickets Available for Cuban Modern Dance Troupe Malpaso at Playhouse Square

Free tickets are available starting today for two shows by Malpaso Dance Company. The performances will take place June 2 and 3 at Playhouse Square’s Ohio Theatre, and will include three remarkable works — one of which was co-commissioned by DANCECleveland and the Cleveland Foundation. ...
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Getting to Know You (and Me)

Hi! I’m Jen, also known in the social media world as Why CLE. I’m so excited to be the newest addition to the Northeast Ohio Parent blogging team! ...
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5 Kid-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Activities

If you're looking for some fun, at-home ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids, get "Pin-spired" with these great Pinterest finds. From snacks to creative activities for all age levels, including art projects and sensory fun for even the littlest leprechauns, there's sure to be something to make your family's St. Patty's Day a bit more festive. ...
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8 Tips for Your Family’s First Trip to Disney World

It’s still winter in Ohio. The holidays have come and gone and yet spring is so, so far away. I’m starting to dream about summer vacation and escaping to somewhere warm. Maybe you are too? read more

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    Camp of the Week: Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Summer Camps

    Girl Scouts of North East Ohio offers a variety of outdoor experiences created to spark curiosity and understanding about the natural world. Whether they go for a day or stay for a week, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained, adults. ...
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    Why are you Sticky? (And Should I be Worried?)

    As a parent, you’re likely all too familiar with telling your kids about the importance of cleanliness. read more

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    Introducing Cat from Mary Martha Mama

    Hi! I’m Cat and I’m the voice behind Mary Martha Mama. According to my husband, if they made a Barbie of me she’d have a glue gun in one hand and a laptop in the other. read more

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