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The Sideline Parental Scene

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents

Preparing Students for Careers that Don't Yet Exist

Today's students are growing up in an increasingly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused world, regardless of career choice.

When Fun Fulfills a Purpose

Balancing this heightened level of engagement with the demands of hectic family schedules means parents are increasingly challenged to select the most meaningful activities for their children.

Getting Our Girls More Interested in STEM

Despite performing at similar levels to their male counterparts, girls’ confidence and interest in engineering and math experiences a decline during middle school

Do You Freak Out About Your Kids’ Sports? Expert Advice to Keep Calm on the Sidelines

Last month during the summer games, Lynn and Rick Raisman became internet sensations when they were caught on camera freaking out while daughter Aly competed in the Olympics.

Preschool Music Unplugged

There is great power for children in group singing. It might be the first time we hear our voices merge with others, singing the same words, melody, and rhythm.

To Learn... Read Books, Not Screens!

All reading is not created equal. Want your kids to learn? Have them turn off their devices and pick up a book!

Beyond sports: Off-The-Field Afterschool Activities To Challenge Your Child

From soccer to lacrosse, sports are what most parents initially think about when considering extracurricular activities for their children.

Allegheny County’s Haley Grenesko Wins Girls National Marbles Championship

Haley Grenesko, 13, of Morningside was crowned the girls champion at the 93rd National Marbles Tournament in June in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Encouraging Thankfulness in Your Family

Extracurricular Activities Teach Social Skills

Today’s kids seem to have less time to play outside with neighborhood friends than kids of a generation ago. With less natural playtime, extracurricular activities play an important role to develop interpersonal skills. Here are seven key reasons in the role extracurricular activities play.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School to Host Jan. 30 Pittsburgh Audition for Intensive Summer Program

As part of its nation-wide audition tour, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School is hosting a Pittsburgh audition on Saturday, Jan. 30, for young dancers interested in applying for its 2016 Intensive Summer Program (ISP). Registration begins at 1 p.m. The audition follows from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at PBT Studios, 2900 Liberty Ave., in the Strip District.

Sign me up: Afterschool programs

Simple ways to give back

The true spirit of the holiday season is giving back to those in need, and there are many ways to get involved in your local community to make a difference.

Homemade gifts for a heartwarming holiday season

Instead of fighting crowds at the store, head to the kitchen and whip up Pinterest-worthy treats and crafts.
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