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New ideas that will transform your children’s relationship with each other

New ideas that will transform your children’s relationship with each other

Many parents of more than one child say that sibling fighting is the most frustrating part of parenting. No matter what they do, their kids fight—over toys or turns, or just because the child had a hard day and their brother or sister is the easiest person to take it out on. Spending one-on-one time with each child is still one of the most effective ways to reduce sibling rivalry.

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Healthy teeth and special needs children: What parents need to know

Healthy teeth and special needs children: What parents need to know

So, what do parents and caregivers need to know in order to ensure healthy little teeth and overall well being for children with special needs?

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New app augments evidence-based therapy for traumatized children

New app augments evidence-based therapy for traumatized children

A new mobile game app created by Allegheny Health Network mental health professionals and students at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University helps traumatized children by letting them use their tablets or smart phones to practice the life skills they’ve learned in the therapist’s office.

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Serious effects of negative parenting—and the science behind them

Serious effects of negative parenting—and the science behind them

We all know that neglectful, dysfunctional, and/or abusive parenting patterns can have long-term negative effects on children. New research explains just how deep and significant the effects of bad parenting actually are.

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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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Why camp is important for kids

Why camp is important for kids

It is no secret that many children spend too much time in front of the computer or television screen today and have little outdoors activity or interest in the natural world around them.

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Tips on how parents can save for their children’s college education

Tips on how parents can save for their children’s college education

Earning a college degree has traditionally been part of the American Dream, and for many years that dream was affordable. But that’s not the case anymore. In 2014, the average college student graduated with over $30,000.00 in debt, and overall in the US, college debt is now over $1 trillion. This leaves parents wondering how their children are going to pay for college, or how they as parents can help them.

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Do you see a shrink?  The judgment that comes from admitting you need help

Do you see a shrink? The judgment that comes from admitting you need help

It is often the assumption that if you go to therapy that you have serious problems you cannot manage on your own and there is something fundamentally wrong with you. In reality, if someone is attending therapy, they tend to be on the healthier side of self-love and self-awareness. Because seeing a therapist is stigmatized many people who want to seek help, either often don’t, or they keep their therapy private so they do not invoke judgment.

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