Must read for parents: Mister Rogers’ lessons for raising ‘curious, creative, caring kids’

“Fred Rogers was a learning scientist of his day.”

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.”

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

Never miss a moment to share words of encouragement and support.

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.

Tim Smith’s Project FUEL life lesson grew from a conversation with Fred Rogers

Look for the “dusty angels.”

A father of 5 shares his Project FUEL life lesson on shaping an anti-racist perspective

Ignorance breeds ignorance. The enlightened breeds enlightenment.

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.

Hands-on learning in Pittsburgh: Hammering a nail, threading a needle, learning a new skill

Is a new era of “home ec” and “shop on the horizon?

Homewood kids earn babysitting certification – and parental peace of mind – via virtual Red Cross course

Data shows that eight in 10 parents would pay more for children who are trained and certified to babysit.

Got a life lesson that changed you? Tell us what it is — and inspire others for Project FUEL

“When you learn, you become a star. But when you teach, you become a constellation.”

8 things to do with kids in Pittsburgh this week, from BioBlitz to a re-imagined Three Rivers Arts Festival

Take a river cruise, sip an ice ball or learn more about the creatures in your backyard.

Variety charity gives voice to Pittsburgh kids through specially programmed iPads

“It’s crazy to think that this little iPad, this communication device, can make such a big change.”

Kidcast: How to empower your kids to be their best

One of the biggest things parents can do is finding their children’s passions.

The best 2020 kids summer camps in Pittsburgh

With the hundreds of summer camps available in Pittsburgh, the possibilities are endless. We rounded up some of the best.

After-school JAM Club promotes entrepreneurship and giving back

There are now 20 JAM Clubs across Pennsylvania and four in other states.

These Black history movies tackle racism and launch insightful conversations

Films can help underline key messages like the importance of diversity and acceptance.

New PA law requires kids to learn CPR before high school graduation

The American Heart Association hopes kids will go home and teach their parents and grandparents as well.

Pittsburgh Readiness Institute will prep high school kids for future careers

The institute will focus on making kids future-ready for productive lives after high school.

JA BizTown teaches kids to conquer the business world

Kids get to practice the skills they’re learning in a simulated business world at JA BizTown.

18 indoor play spaces for Pittsburgh kids

When it’s too cold or too wet to spend time outside, these spots will keep kids active and engaged.


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