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Worth Noting

Ohio’s Baby Box Program Battles Recent Rise in Infant Mortality Rates

Ohio’s Baby Box program, which includes a durable cardboard box that can be used as a baby’s bed for the first months of life, launched earlier this year with local partners including University Hospitals (UH) MacDonald Women’s and Rainbow Babies & Children’s hospitals to distribute boxes to parents. read more

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Kids and bullying

Help Kids say No to Bullying

Whether your child is in grade school or high school, bullying can be a serious issue that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Learn expert advice to help your kids know what to do when they witness bullying at school, or how to handle the situation if they are the victim. ...
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Opioid addiction in Ohio

Ohio’s Opioid Crisis: When Addiction Hits Close to Home

Today’s opioid epidemic affects men, women and teens who often appear as healthy, functional individuals outside of their addiction. What’s worse, in Ohio, people who are abusing drugs aren’t the only ones being affected. Their families are enduring a difficult emotional rollercoaster related to the drug abuse. Learn more about this crisis, including local resources and programs for help. ...
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Special needs events in Ohio

Adapted Storytimes for Kids with Special Needs

Children with varying learning styles and abilities learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged. This 30-minute storytime, followed by a time for socialization, is designed for children who may not be successful in a typical storytime experience. Content is geared toward ages 3 to 7, but all ages are welcome. Siblings also may attend, but must register separately. read more

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5 Disney movies that I don’t let my kids watch

Disney has a lot of my money. Our shelves are filled with everything from Zootopia to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and Disney’s share of my income will only grow once my kids are old enough to make the pilgrimage to Disney World. read more

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    Having a Discussion with Tweens and Teens is a Tool in Suicide Prevention

    The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” has been a topic of interest among teens, national media and adults. It depicts a series of tapes created before a teen’s suicide. The graphic nature of the content, including scenes of sexual violence and suicide, has experts and school districts cautioning parents about the program. read more

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    Editor’s Review: Fidget Spinners

    Bottle flipping is so 2016 for kids right now. The new craze? Fidget Spinners. They’ve been seen at school, plus local baseball fields, parks, and playgrounds. This airplane propeller-like toy (which ranges in price from $3-$10) was originally created to relieve stress for kids and adults, along with provide a calming or focus tool for those with attention disorders. read more

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    TLC for your Total Chore Lifesavers

    Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with housecleaning chores. But imagine staying on top of laundry, dishes and floors without the time-saving appliances we often take for granted. Simple maintenance on your washers and dryers, dishwashers, and vacuum cleaners ensures you get the most life out of these indispensable helpers. Read on for a few tips: read more

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