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Adolescent suicide by firearms reaches 12-year high

Adolescent suicide by firearms reaches 12-year high

Suicide by firearm among American adolescents has reached a 12-year peak, its highest level since 2001, according to the latest fatal injury data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2013, suicide by firearm claimed 876 lives among adolescents ages 10 to 19, an increase for the third consecutive year.

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 Too much TV is not good for children. But how much is that?

Too much TV is not good for children. But how much is that?

Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each day, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.

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Dental care tips for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dental care tips for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, almost half describe their child’s dental health as fair or poor, according to a study in the journal Pediatric Dentistry. This is not surprising, as a visit to the dentist can present many challenges for a child with autism.

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To serve and protect: A dad’s reflections

To serve and protect: A dad’s reflections

Can I hold my daughter please? My wife Margie delivered our daughter Chloe on May 16th, 2003, and I knew there was something wrong in the doctor’s look and voice.

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Atypical kids need atypical parenting

Atypical kids need atypical parenting

If your child has any type of significant challenge—from severe asthma to autism, from learning disabilities to ADHD to a neurological disorder—you do not have the luxury of being a chill parent. As you have already figured out, kids who are atypical need atypical parenting.

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Pittsburgh Parent wins Gold for Editorial Excellence in Journalism

Pittsburgh Parent wins Gold for Editorial Excellence in Journalism

Pittsburgh Parent magazine has received a Gold medal and national recognition for Overall Editorial Excellence in the 2015 Parenting Media Association (PMA) annual Editorial and Design Competition. A total of over 600 entries were submitted for competition this year with Pittsburgh Parent winning three Gold and two Bronze medals.

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10 ways to guarantee you’ll pay your child’s bills forever…

10 ways to guarantee you’ll pay your child’s bills forever…

Does an “empty nest” equal an empty bank account? It doesn’t have to. But a nationwide trend shows over two-thirds of parents over the age of 50 financially supported a child older than 21 in the last five years. The practice is so common psychologists named this period of extended child dependency “emerging adulthood.”

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Discover the true potential of your children – turn them into “Kid-preneurs

Discover the true potential of your children – turn them into “Kid-preneurs

Discover the true potential of your children – turn them into “Kid-preneurs

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Tips for Playdates with kids of all abilities

Tips for Playdates with kids of all abilities

Playdates are beneficial for ALL children to practice critical social skills on which future relationships will be built. The benefits of playdates include: increasing confidence; improving social decision making; and practicing skills in an adult supervised yet natural setting. Playing together allows kids to be a part of the action vs. being quiet observers.

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Are you legally liable for your kids’ friends?

Are you legally liable for your kids’ friends?

Your children’s best friends are almost like your own children, aren’t they? Sometimes it seems like they practically live at your house - you feed them dinner, give them hugs and Band Aids, and help them with their homework. But what would happen if one of your kids’ buddies were to be injured in your home? Are you legally liable?

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