Raising kids is one of the most challenging and fulfilling jobs in the world yet, as any parent knows, it doesn’t come with a playbook. While sports teams use Xs and Os for offensive and defensive strategies to win a game, the Nurturing Families Program at Akron Children’s sees Xs and Os as part of […]
When Gov. Mike DeWine announced on April 20 that Ohio K-12 schools would not re-open for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the news was not necessarily a surprise. Yet, it still came with a sense of loss, perhaps especially for teenagers. More so than younger children, teens are acutely aware […]
How do you keep a 1 year old from heading toward the DVD player? What should you do when your preschooler throws a fit? How can you get a teen to respect your authority? Statistics show that 2 out of 3 American parents use spanking as a method of discipline. “Many people do what they […]
As child abuse allegations continue to make front-page news, WAKR’S Ray Horner recently spoke with pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt, director of outpatient therapy centers at Akron Children’s Hospital, about discipline techniques and positive parenting. “Many people do what they were taught…and if that [spanking] is what you learned and experienced, it puts you in a […]
From the availability of age-appropriate activities to staff-to-child ratios, there are many considerations when selecting the “right” daycare for your child. In this segment of 60-Second Positive Parenting, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of parenting and family support services at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares his thoughts on what parents can do to help their child take her first steps into the world.