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Tips for harmonious nesting

Tips for harmonious nesting

When I found myself in the midst of detangling my marriage, I was struck by how fiercely I wanted to grab and retain a life that was familiar in some way. The disruption of what was mine was now lost. I could only imagine how my four young children were going to feel when they were faced with such radical changes to the only life they’d ever known. In an empathetic effort to try and provide our children some stability, my ex-husband and I discussed the concept of nesting.

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  Talking with your children after a tragedy

Talking with your children after a tragedy

Recent events and news coverage may leave you wondering how to talk with your children after a tragedy. Here are some tips that parents I work with have found useful.

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 Media Resolutions for the New Year

Media Resolutions for the New Year

For many, a new year means a new start. A chance to get rid of some bad habits and replace them with some healthy habits. Most new year’s resolutions include going to the gym more often, finally shedding that extra 10 or 15 lbs., eating healthier or establishing better work or study habits; but you should also consider making some media resolutions for the new year that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your family.

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School Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy With A Day “On”

School Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy With A Day “On”

For the first time, instead of taking the day off, students at Community Day School in Squirrel Hill will be taking on the essential themes of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18 together with the broader Pittsburgh community in a day of learning, service, and reflection.

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Parents aiming too high can harm child’s academic performance

Parents aiming too high can harm child’s academic performance

When parents have high hopes for their children’s academic achievement, the children tend to do better in school, unless those hopes are unrealistic, in which case the children may not perform well in school, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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How to teach children about disabilities

How to teach children about disabilities

Children are curious about the world around them. They are experiencing life for the first time. Every encounter and thing they do is a true discovery and adventure. One of the greatest shocks to many children is that everyone isn’t like them. This is particularly true when they encounter someone with a disability.

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Do you have “Christmas Tree Syndrome”?

Do you have “Christmas Tree Syndrome”?

More than one third of all American households are putting up a Christmas tree in their homes this holiday season. If families find themselves sneezing with a runny nose and itchy eyes once their tree is up, they just might be allergic to the tree! Yes, even those fake trees can trigger a reaction!

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Stepfamily:  Life & Holidays

Stepfamily: Life & Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for a lot of people and especially so for newly blended families. While holidays and family celebrations offer the potential for bonding over shared rituals, a revising of valued customs and the reliving of family memories, the blending of family traditions is more of a challenge for stepfamilies than first-married couples and their children.

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Stop distracted driving by teens

Stop distracted driving by teens

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and The Allstate Foundation are partnering again for the seventh year to help curb distracted driving by teenagers, including talking on cell phones and texting while driving.

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Allegheny County parents value science, technology, engineering and math learning after school

Allegheny County parents value science, technology, engineering and math learning after school

At a time when there is an imperative to prepare students for a fast-changing economy that relies on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), many parents say afterschool programming is getting their children prepared in these crucial areas.

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