When Crystal Colbert became a first-time mom to her son, Cairo, she had a lot of parenting questions. “I had a best friend who had gone through Akron Children’s Nurturing Families Program, and she spoke very highly of it,” says Crystal. “The Nurturing Families Program, a program of the hospital’s External Affairs department, is a […]
Nurturing Families Program helps new mom ‘Be the best mom I can be’
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 […]
With school year done, teens, especially seniors, are suffering loss
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 […]
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