Meet our first Kidsburgh Kind Kid: Ariel Heywood

Check the first story in our series about random acts of kindness done by local kids!

Ideas from local experts on talking with kids about 9/11

Good advice from local experts and from our national partner Common Sense Media.

Sweet Pea’s ice cream truck is on a heartwarming mission

Sweet Pea’s ice cream truck is helping Pittsburghers in need while bringing sweet treats to everyone.

PPS families: Navigation Ambassadors can help your kids get to school

Navigation Ambassadors are helping PPS kids get to school this year. Here are all the details.

3 small steps that can fill this school year with moments of joyful learning

All of us can help put joy at the center of learning for our kids. Here’s how.

How to explain difficult and disturbing news to your kids

Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news — and listen, too — can help. 

Tubes or antibiotics? New Pitt study evaluates the risks for kids with recurrent ear infections

The study shows no long-term benefit to tubes over antibiotics for most recurrent childhood ear infections.

Pitt research project explores mental health of teens

The research project used collaborative filmmaking, giving teenagers equipment to create, film and edit on their own.

8 kid-friendly cooking class options in Pittsburgh

Learning to prepare meals is just the tip of the iceberg lettuce. Every recipe tackled is a complete STEM lesson.

How to help kids stay smoke-free and sidestep cigarette, vaping and pot marketing

If you’re feeling outspent, out-messaged, and out-cooled, take heart. There are plenty of ways to fight back.

UPMC Children’s Hospital continues its Top 10 rating in U.S. News & World Report

“National recognition like this exemplifies the breadth of excellent and compassionate care UPMC Children’s provides for patients of all ages.”

$4.4 million from Heinz Endowments to support child care programs, from prenatal to age 3

“The pandemic ripped open the curtain on the precarious state of our nation’s early childhood care and education system.”

Keys to concentration: Why meeting basic needs means everything for kids in school

In addition to healthy food, kids need to feel safe, accepted for who they are and represented in their school communities.

The Children’s Home Pediatric Specialty Hospital wins national award for its Ready. Set. Home! initiative

Families will learn troubleshooting techniques that may reduce emergency visits to the hospital.

7 practical tips for easing kids’ social media anxiety

Fear of missing out can make social media-using teens feel stressed. Here’s how you can help. 

Dr. G: 6 questions to ask about summer camp safety

Many kids are head over heels for summer camp and our camps are bending over backward to make it safe for kids this summer.

5 ways video games can help kids with special needs

From communication to motor skills, learning through play is a wonderful motivator for kids with challenges. 

‘Audacious’ Pittsburgh Study works to ensure all children thrive

Hope is among the myriad questions the Pittsburgh Study asks.

The 50-year legend behind Pittsburgh’s own Mr. Yuk

Fifty years ago, a local doctor created the Poison Control Center and the Mr. Yuk symbol.  When Dr. Richard Moriarty was a resident at UPMC Children’s Hospital, he realized the […]

Pittsburgh families find silver linings to a full year of social distancing

“I tend to like the intimacy that we tend to have right now.”