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Parent mentors provide connection to experiences and resources

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For the parents of a child with a serious injury or illness, the fear and uncertainty they face may be overwhelming. But now a helping hand or experienced ear is just a few mouse clicks away.

Why kids cheat and 6 ways to prevent it

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Cheating is rampant in our society – from athletes who take performance-enhancing drugs to financiers who cheat investors out of millions. With this emphasis on winning at any cost, it should come as no surprise that cheating is also commonplace in our schools.

Lax bedtime routines can blunt young children’s cognitive thinking

Bedtime stories help foster parent-child bonds and prepare kids for sleep.

A recent study revealed that children with no regular bedtimes or who went to bed later than 9 p.m. had lower test scores for reading, math and spatial awareness.

Knowing when to step in

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Letting children settle their own disputes with siblings or peers can teach valuable life lessons, but some situations may warrant a parental referee.

Read, talk, craft, play … Your kids will continue to learn this summer & won’t even know it

Learning can happen with daily tasks. Photo by Carrie Writer / CC Flickr.

Rebecca Lieb and Lindsay Akers, who specialize in helping Akron Children’s patients achieve school success, firmly believe parents can strike the balance between letting kids have fun while avoiding the summer brain drain.

A word to fathers … about fleeting, elusive Father Time

Dr. Geoffrey Putt

Happy Father’s Day! And if you’re a dad lucky enough to still have little ones, even some not-so-little ones, at home, here’s something to think about on your special day.