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Healthy Tip Tuesday: 8 CDC Health Hacks for back-to-school success

(Dennison, Ohio) – To have a great school year, kids need to stay healthy. Healthy students are better learners.

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Executive Director of Ashland mental health center issues heart-felt statement to those struggling with addiction

(Ashland, Ohio) – Appleseed Community Mental Health Center is reminding residents that local help with recovery is available.

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Coronavirus outbreak forces young adults to move back in with family

The coronavirus outbreak has pushed millions of Americans, especially young adults, to move in with family members.

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Safety Day event planned for this weekend.

(Newcomerstown, Ohio) – The free event will take place in Newcomerstown on Saturday.

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Looking for childcare? Coad4kids is here to help!

Coad4kis is a FREE resource designed to ensure Ohio children have access to safe, nurturing childcare environments.

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3 satisfying kinetic sand activities for pre-K and elementary school students

Yes, it can be messy, but we promise it’s better than slime! And, there are learning and skill-building components!

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ADC – Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to have asthma

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – According to new research, adolescents who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have asthma at some point in their life, and

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Canton Ballet moves forward with “Peter and the Wolf” performance

(Canton, Ohio) – The show must go on!

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – How sleep can make or break your child’s success

(Dennison, Ohio ) – Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health and behavior problems.

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DoverPhila to Present Finance Program for Teens at Dover Library

(Dover, Ohio) – DoverPhila Federal Credit Union is partnering with the Dover Public Library to present the credit union’s Finances 101 program.

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5 steps to choosing quality childcare for your kids

Our children are our world and determining who you will leave them with every day can seem like a daunting task.

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Keep your toddler busy and learning with sticker line up.

Toddlers are busy and with recent studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics, screens may keep them occupied, but they may do more harm than

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ADC – Teen drinking does NOT teach moderation

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Despite some misconceptions, allow your teens to drink does not teach them moderation, it teaches them that you’re okay with them

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – It’s time to think about immunizations

(U.S.) – Health officials are encouraging parents to ensure their children are up-to-date with immunizations.

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Dover Library to Offer Virtual Teen Tuesdays this Fall

(Dover, Ohio) –  Dover Public Library invites local teens in grades six through twelve to participate in Teen Tuesdays virtually this fall.

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What developmental milestones should your baby be hitting?

During your baby’s first year of life, she will grow and develop at an amazing rate!

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5 ways to make tummy time fun

Always remember: back to sleep, tummy to play!

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Parents and educators must work together in anti-vaping efforts

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is reminding families and schools to continue to work together to share anti-vaping messages with youth.

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ADC – Teens use the norm of mask-wearing to get their hands on alcohol

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – It seems teenagers have found a way to take mask-covered faces to a whole new level.

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Walmart locations in Stark and Tuscarawas Counties among 6 in Ohio to add breastfeeding pods

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Walmart locations in New Philadelphia and Alliance will be among six locations statewide to add Mamava lactation suites to stores.

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Including You – Helping special needs students stay on track this school year

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Summer slide…COVID slide…like last year, the upcoming school year will not be without its challenges.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – 4 tips to help kids to cope with COVID-19 anxiety

(U.S.) – When children discern that adults around them don’t fully understand something – or, in the case of COVID-19, that we can’t completely guarantee

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Your toddler’s whining is science

Whining toddler is something every parent has encountered at least once, and if it’s only been once…share your secrets!

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Talk. They Hear You.

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition to participate in underage drinking prevention national campaign for parents.

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School looks different and that’s going to have an impact on your kids.

Many kids are going to be nervous with their ‘normal’ is gone and anxiety and uncertainty will be some of the most common emotions. So,

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Licensed Ohio child care centers now eligible to take in school-age children during school day

(Ohio) – Parents are returning to work, but what do they do with their school-aged children learning remotely?

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Preparing for Every Scenario – Updated Site-Based Mentoring Delivery Models

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio remains committed to ensuring site-based mentoring programs are offered to support children in

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Does your baby fall asleep in the car? Well, it’s science

We’ve all been there, peaking back through the rearview mirror to see our tiny love snoozing away. Turns out, there is some science to how

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Vaping – Questions your teens may ask and how to answer

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle, teacher, or friend of a teen you can be a strong influence in shaping

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How Does That Make You Feel? Momfession.

Four years ago, I began going to therapy every week after my son died. I needed it… desperately.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – Supporting your child’s mental health as they return to school during COVID-19

(Ohio) – The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life, so how can we as parents help them navigate the upcoming school year?

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Children in foster care face deeper jeopardy during the coronavirus pandemic

(U.S.) – The roughly 435,000 U.S. children in foster care have been hit especially hard.

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Mentor Monday – Talking to your kids about COVID-19

(Dover, Ohio) – There’s no denying the current social climate is likely to have a negative effect on our children, so what can we do?

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Chronicles of the ‘RonaCoaster’

Hey there mommas it’s been sometime since I last checked in and quite frankly I feel like things have been nothing short of a momfession/AFV

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Teens, young adults who vape more at risk for COVID-19

(U.S.) – A new study suggests vaping is linked t an elevated risk of COVID-19 among teenagers and young adults.

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Ohio health officials prohibit the use of face shields

(Ohio) – As schools prepare for the new academic year, the Ohio Department of Health is prohibiting the use of face shields as a substitute

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What you can do to keep your kid away from the dangerous vaping trend

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The short answer is that vaping isn’t considered safe for teens and young adults, especially since their brains are still developing.

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Teens and Vaping – Why parents should be concerned

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Teens often hear that vaping is not as bad for their health as smoking cigarettes and many think there is no

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COVID-19 Checklist for Parents of Teens and Young Adults

(Ohio) – For Ohio to be able to reduce the impact COVID-19 has on our state, officials say it is crucial that teenagers and young

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Defining racial terms for your teen

(U.S.) – Whether our youth are on social media, listening to music, or are streaming their favorite TV show, they are likely hearing highly influential musical

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An increased number of teens are getting behind the wheel intoxicated

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is encouraging parents and guardians to be aware of a recent uptick in alcohol-related crashes involving

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18 Questions to learn more about your toddler

Having open conversations and asking questions is a great way to learn about the person your little one is becoming.

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Parents say they feel closer to their children because of lockdown

(U.S.) – A recent study indicates parents have developed stronger bonds with their children after being forced to stay home together due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – Has your toddler been screened for Autism per AAP guidelines?

(U.S.) – A recent study suggests that not all toddlers are receiving recommended Autism screenings during checkups.

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OHIO – Governor signs bill into law requiring childcare providers to notify parents of risk to child’s safety

(Ohio) – Childcare providers licensed by the state of Ohio are now required to notify parents if they are found to have allowed serious risk

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Sixth-grader redesigns video game to help with COVID-19 stress

(U.S.) Like many across the country, Israel Smith was feeling the stress of COVID-19 and so he turned a school assignment into a way to

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – Teens as blood donors, what you need to know

(Dennison, Ohio) – A recent study suggests teen blood donors take longer to replenish iron after donating blood.

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A philosopher explains why dance can help pandemic-proof your kids

“Ring around the Rosie, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down!”

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That baby is coming pandemic…or no pandemic – Mom shares her feelings leading up to the big day

(Dover, Ohio) – A local mother is preparing herself for a different birthing experience as she prepares to welcome her second child into the world

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You Truly Are My Sunshines.

Like the song goes my only sunshine, making me happy even when the skies are too gray and everything else is not right. Hearing your

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