Common Sense Media: The ugly truth behind pretty pictures

Help your kids resist the Photoshop effect. 

8 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, including a penguin encounter

This week’s programming entices families with a cookie decorating class, a home theater experience and fanciful dance parties.

Kids with cancer love to hate Michael’s Meanies, an outlet for their fear and anxiety

Michael heard a little girl crying, and he wanted to give her something to help take her fear and frustration away.

Top 10 events for Pittsburgh kids in March

This month brings a wonderful collection of events, from family dance parties to a free cookie decorating class.

Love your principal? Nominate now for Pittsburgh Penguins MVP

The Most Valuable Principal program will honor 15 principals from schools in Allegheny County.

PA Mother of the Year Heather Starr Fiedler offers great advice on raising kids

“We learn as we go and hope we’re doing a good job.”

10 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, including the Zoo reopening

Connect with nature, explore Black History and get busy with hands-on maker activities.

Mars High School finds a way to produce ‘Mamma Mia,’ despite pandemic

“Mama Mia” was supposed to be Mars Area High School’s musical last spring, but a week before it opened, everything closed. Senior Ellie Howell says there were lots of tears. […]

Common Sense Media: 5 tips for picking your preschooler’s first TV shows

Take your pick of classics and hidden gems, as well as the latest shows on PBS Kids or Disney Junior.

PE teacher Craig Shapiro’s Project FUEL life lesson promotes simple acts of philanthropy

Never miss a moment to share words of encouragement to the people you care about.

Pittsburgh high school students mentor and tutor younger kids

Mentoring is important to the lives of so many children in our region, but the pandemic and social distancing have made that difficult. Still, mentors are finding ways to continue […]

This Kidsburgh Hero found his voice as a youth activist working for social justice

“His passion is there. He lives it, he feels it, he’s been through it.”

9 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from a Mars landing party to a maple sugar experience

The sky is definitely not the limit for things to do with kids in Pittsburgh.

Parents as Allies project working to build connections between schools and families

When schools shut down worldwide last spring, millions of parents had questions. In Pittsburgh, a telephone hotline for families lit up with calls – many from parents who had little […]

This Project FUEL life lesson comes from Meredith Colaizzi of Girls on the Run

Deepak Ramola, the founder of Project FUEL, believes that everyone has a life lesson to pass on. The mission of his organization, in which FUEL stands for Forward the Understanding of […]

Pregnant moms are the focus of nearly $1 million in grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation

Photo by Dahlak Tarekegn. Magee-Womens Research Institute recently received three grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation that will be applied to initiatives related to infant care, technology and fundraising. […]

This Project FUEL life lesson shows how playing second fiddle is important, too

You can accomplish a lot if you don’t feel the need to take credit for it.

Check out these family-friendly February events

Kidsburgh Ambassador Yu-Ling Behr has a list of the best family-friendly events going on in Pittsburgh this February.

Mt. Lebanon students assemble personal care kits for local families in need

Global Links’ goal is to collect 21,000 kits by the end of 2021.

10 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from Valentine fun to a fluffy baby penguin

Photo: Courtesy of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Love is in the air this week with Valentine’s Day-themed events that warm the heart and entertain kids. Dip into some fascinating […]