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Community Spotlight:  Water Safety.....Benefits of Year-Round Swim Lessons

Community Spotlight: Water Safety.....Benefits of Year-Round Swim Lessons

Lead Hazards in Some Holiday Toys and Toy Jewelry

Lead Hazards in Some Holiday Toys and Toy Jewelry

Parents: How You Manage Conflict Has an Impact on Your Kids

Parents: How You Manage Conflict Has an Impact on Your Kids

Make STEM Learning Fun and Fascinating With SmartGurlz

Make STEM Learning Fun and Fascinating With SmartGurlz

Embracing Reason in a World of (Expensive) Consumerism

Embracing Reason in a World of (Expensive) Consumerism

North Allegheny Student Wins a Top Prize at Broadcom Masters

North Allegheny Student Wins a Top Prize at Broadcom Masters

Carnegie Science Center launches new podcast

Carnegie Science Center launches new podcast

Buzzword Interactive public artwork will celebrate the importance of vocabulary development for young children.

Buzzword Interactive public artwork will celebrate the importance of vocabulary development for young children.

Shadow, a dog, talks about bullying

Shadow, a dog, talks about bullying

The tooth is connected to the...Everything! 


The tooth is connected to the...Everything! 


Headaches, arthritis, sleep apnea, and even heart disease can be prevented, treated, or alleviated by addressing issues with the mouth. But you won’t learn this crucial info in most dental offices. Whole-body dentist Dr. Mark Breiner reveals the connection between the health of your mouth and overall wellness.
Choosing Shoes for Babies & Toddlers

Choosing Shoes for Babies & Toddlers

Developmental Milestones Matter!

Developmental Milestones Matter!

 Cranberry-Orange Caramel Corn

Cranberry-Orange Caramel Corn

Home School Children’s Christmas Tours at Old Economy Village

Home School Children’s Christmas Tours at Old Economy Village

Carnegie Science Center Offers Holiday Events for the Whole Family

Carnegie Science Center Offers Holiday Events for the Whole Family

Getting Kids in the Kitchen – The Gateway to an Easier Weeknight Meal for You

Getting Kids in the Kitchen – The Gateway to an Easier Weeknight Meal for You

Using books to discuss current events

Using books to discuss current events

ACHD Offers Tips for Protection Against Carbon Monoxide

ACHD Offers Tips for Protection Against Carbon Monoxide

Pets For Vets at Animal Friends

Pets For Vets at Animal Friends

College students:  18 Ways to Make Bank Over Breaks

College students: 18 Ways to Make Bank Over Breaks

Celebrate the Season of Giving

Celebrate the Season of Giving

The Secret Language of Special Education

The Secret Language of Special Education

New Middle Grade Series Tackles Bullying and Self-Acceptance

New Middle Grade Series Tackles Bullying and Self-Acceptance

5 Questions Families Should Ask About School Discipline

5 Questions Families Should Ask About School Discipline

Wise Guys Help Break the Cycle of Teenage Pregnancy

Wise Guys Help Break the Cycle of Teenage Pregnancy

How to Choose an Orthodontist

How to Choose an Orthodontist

Making Mental Health Matter: Mentality in the Young Mind

Making Mental Health Matter: Mentality in the Young Mind

Free Admission to Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Free Admission to Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

KidsGardening grants offered

KidsGardening grants offered

Nominate Outstanding Achievers in Science and Technology by November 30

Nominate Outstanding Achievers in Science and Technology by November 30

Be Smart, Be Safe this Holiday Season. Buy your tickets from the Official Source – TrustArts.org

Be Smart, Be Safe this Holiday Season. Buy your tickets from the Official Source – TrustArts.org

 “Go to Bed NOW!” Winning the Bedtime Battle with Young Kids and Teens

“Go to Bed NOW!” Winning the Bedtime Battle with Young Kids and Teens

Carnegie Science Center’s Mobile Fab Lab focuses on inclusion

Carnegie Science Center’s Mobile Fab Lab focuses on inclusion

5 Tips For Helping A Parent Who’s Grieving The Loss Of A Child

5 Tips For Helping A Parent Who’s Grieving The Loss Of A Child

4 Ways to Teach Your Child Resilience

4 Ways to Teach Your Child Resilience

Teens And Credit Cards: Teaching Teens To Master That Card

Teens And Credit Cards: Teaching Teens To Master That Card

New Provider Joins Pediatric Alliance

New Provider Joins Pediatric Alliance

Shady Side Students Build and Launch New “SSA Student” Mobile App

Shady Side Students Build and Launch New “SSA Student” Mobile App

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Think Outside the Lunchbox

The High Cost of Sports Can Teach Kids Finances

The High Cost of Sports Can Teach Kids Finances

How Heavy Is Your Child’s Backpack?

How Heavy Is Your Child’s Backpack?

A Closer Look at Vision Health

A Closer Look at Vision Health

Tackling Boy’s Body Image

Tackling Boy’s Body Image

Childhood Domestic Violence

Childhood Domestic Violence

Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community

Prevent Domestic Violence in Your Community

Freshman Year of High School: Is Your 9th Grader Off to a Rocky Start?

Freshman Year of High School: Is Your 9th Grader Off to a Rocky Start?

Add Family Fun to Chores

Add Family Fun to Chores

Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

Pumpkin-Perfect Autumn Recipes

Pumpkin-Perfect Autumn Recipes

Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques

Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques

How to make Halloween less scary - Don't forget anti-monster spray

How to make Halloween less scary - Don't forget anti-monster spray

Managing Candy Consumption During the Halloween Binge

Managing Candy Consumption During the Halloween Binge

Financial Facts for Funding Adoptions

Financial Facts for Funding Adoptions

This Is the Ultimate Nostalgic Halloween Bucket List to Complete With Your Kids

This Is the Ultimate Nostalgic Halloween Bucket List to Complete With Your Kids

Although Halloween is technically just one 24-hour day, prep and excitement for the holiday begins after school starts faster than you can say "Boo!"
How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online

5 Ways To Boost Kids’ Self-Esteem

5 Ways To Boost Kids’ Self-Esteem

Snack Smarter with Dairy

Snack Smarter with Dairy

Bringing Home Your Newborn to Your Dog for the First Time

Bringing Home Your Newborn to Your Dog for the First Time

Pediatric Alliance Advises about Tick Bites

Pediatric Alliance Advises about Tick Bites

Northwood Realty Teams with Moms to Share Top Tips for Moving with Kids

Northwood Realty Teams with Moms to Share Top Tips for Moving with Kids

Keeping

Keeping

6 Tips for Decoding College Financial Aid Award Letters

6 Tips for Decoding College Financial Aid Award Letters

Study of Local Schoolchildren Reveals “Alarming” Rates of Uncontrolled Asthma, Exposure to Industrial Point Sources of Air Pollution

Study of Local Schoolchildren Reveals “Alarming” Rates of Uncontrolled Asthma, Exposure to Industrial Point Sources of Air Pollution

Disease is uncontrolled for nearly 60% of study participants already diagnosed with asthma; 39% of participants exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution particulates set by the EPA
Letter to a teacher of a grieving child

Letter to a teacher of a grieving child

The Busy Mom's Guide to Nurture:

The Busy Mom's Guide to Nurture:

For Teens: Talking with Parents About Mental Health Issues

For Teens: Talking with Parents About Mental Health Issues

Signs That Your Ex  May Be Neglecting Your Children

Signs That Your Ex May Be Neglecting Your Children

5 Fun Ways to Promote Tween Confidence

5 Fun Ways to Promote Tween Confidence

How Does Your Hospital Stack Up for Maternity Care?

How Does Your Hospital Stack Up for Maternity Care?

Parents’ disagreements about bedtime can affect coparenting relationship

Parents’ disagreements about bedtime can affect coparenting relationship

Jonathan Reader, a doctoral candidate in the College of Health and Human Development and lead author on the paper, said the study was an important step in learning more about how parents can work together to promote child well-being.
Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy School Days

Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy School Days

When the school year rolls around, switching from pool to school means finding simpler ways to kick off the day with healthy and nutritious options.
The ABCs of Stuttering

The ABCs of Stuttering

“My Kid Won’t Get Out of Bed” Stop the Morning Madness Now

“My Kid Won’t Get Out of Bed” Stop the Morning Madness Now

How a Comprehensive Eye Exam Found A Brain Tumor And Saved An Eight-Year-Old Girl's Life

How a Comprehensive Eye Exam Found A Brain Tumor And Saved An Eight-Year-Old Girl's Life

An eye exam turned out to be a lifesaver for one Atlanta girl last year, but the experience suggests the importance of yearly comprehensive eye examinations for all children.
5 Ways to Stay Safe While Jogging

5 Ways to Stay Safe While Jogging

n April 2016, two young female joggers were brutally murdered within a week of each other. 
Sport Specialization: Is Playing One Sport A Good Idea for Teen Athletes?

Sport Specialization: Is Playing One Sport A Good Idea for Teen Athletes?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports.
Healthy School Lunch Ideas and Tips

Healthy School Lunch Ideas and Tips

The key to a perfect school lunch is balance and it also has to appeal to your child.
When It's Time: How to Make Your Child Move to A New Room

When It's Time: How to Make Your Child Move to A New Room

Some parents grimly despise parents who want to move out their child from the bed and transfer to another room. Taking a step to help your child gain “Sleep Confidence” should not become a misconception.
How to Bond with Your Millennial Teenager?

How to Bond with Your Millennial Teenager?

Get Organized! Find A Style That Works For Your Kid

Get Organized! Find A Style That Works For Your Kid

In order to be successful at organizing, you have to find a style that works for your child.
10 Ways to Help Your Child Work Out the Wiggles

10 Ways to Help Your Child Work Out the Wiggles

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD then you’re not alone.
Tips for Baby’s 1st Foods

Tips for Baby’s 1st Foods

There are endless exciting firsts in your baby’s life, from the first smile and laugh
Sports Physicals: Why Are They Done?

Sports Physicals: Why Are They Done?

Although kids sometimes dread the back-to-school season, adults and students alike get excited for sports to start.
Kids Explore Potty Training in New PBS Kids DVD:

Kids Explore Potty Training in New PBS Kids DVD:

DVD Features Four Stories from Three PBS KIDS Series – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, and Dinosaur Train
Research Cautions Courts from Emphasizing Parental Conflict in Child Custody Arrangements

Research Cautions Courts from Emphasizing Parental Conflict in Child Custody Arrangements

National Parents Organization encourages state legislators and judges to take notice of this latest research.
Getting Bullied at School? What Parents Can Do to Address It

Getting Bullied at School? What Parents Can Do to Address It

. Alternatively, you may have heard such comments as: “This isn’t bullying.” “They were just joking.” “Your child is overreacting.” “Your child needs to learn to deal with it.” “If your child would stop (describe behavior), this wouldn’t happen.”

Back-to-School Health Checks

The leisurely days of summer are over and it’s time to re-establish healthy habits and back-to-school routines.
5 Clever Hacks to Simplify any Family's Morning Routine

5 Clever Hacks to Simplify any Family's Morning Routine

Stop dreading the stressful start to the day and start taking control of your mornings. A few simple tips and tricks will turn the morning craze into smooth sailing. Plus, when you have a stress-free start, the rest of the day just seems to go better.
Reclaim Your House After Kids Go Back To School

Reclaim Your House After Kids Go Back To School

After a summer of camps and goofing around inside, your house may need a little tough love to get back into shape for the fall.
Concussion Safety for Kids

Concussion Safety for Kids

Whether you are a coach, school professional, healthcare provider, teacher, or parent, it’s important to have the right tools to prevent concussions and traumatic brain injury on and off the field.
 6 Things We Need To Stop Saying 
To Bereaved Parents

 6 Things We Need To Stop Saying 
To Bereaved Parents

With every new tragedy, vigil, story on the news or anniversary recognizing these events, plenty of mothers like Markwell – who lost her adult child to cancer – feel the sting of the wound that accompanies their loss.
An Anxiety Epidemic in Schools

An Anxiety Epidemic in Schools

Kids are being diagnosed with so many disorders these days and with the amount of resources available it doesn't take long as a parent to think that your child may have one of them.
Achieving Financial Success

Achieving Financial Success

While some may be quick to blame Millennials’ “lazy and entitled” attitudes a look at the bigger economic picture reveals that our ever evolving society may have doomed this generation to failure when it comes to outdated measures of success.
College Drop Off Day Was Bittersweet. Here’s What You Do Now

College Drop Off Day Was Bittersweet. Here’s What You Do Now

Returning college students are excited to get back to their friends, independence, and maybe even some learning. But you? You are leaving behind something precious.
Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

Getting Teens to Talk: 6 Tips to Loosen Lips

Getting Teens to Talk: 6 Tips to Loosen Lips

Can My 14-Year-Old Babysit Siblings? Making Babysitting Work For Everyone

Can My 14-Year-Old Babysit Siblings? Making Babysitting Work For Everyone

There is hardly a more gleeful day than when you realize your older kid is officially able to watch your younger ones.
Operation Organization

Operation Organization

Whether you’re taking advantage of back-to-school season to get yourself on track or you’re helping a student gear up for a new year, these ideas can make getting organized easier than ever.
Beat the Back-to-School Power Struggle in 30 Days (The Secret? Start Now!)

Beat the Back-to-School Power Struggle in 30 Days (The Secret? Start Now!)

James Lehman, MSW, courtesy of Empowering Parents.com