Jerry L. Wyckoff

Op Ed: Empathizing it out in trying times

“We need somebody in our corner, a support person, a person we can trust to be there through it all.”

books that teach kids empathy

Check out this list of books that teach kids empathy

In search of books that teach kids empathy? We’ve got a great list right here.

KDKA: Parents as Allies continues building empathy and connection in local communities

The Parents as Allies research project is encouraging and funding new ideas for real engagement between parents and schools.

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If children are talking about death, how can parents best support them?

The pandemic and other worries may have children bringing up this difficult subject. Here’s expert advice on how you might respond.

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How you can help kids navigate viral social media stunts

Our partners at Common Sense Media have good advice for parents about dealing with viral social media stunts.

KDKA on the serious childcare challenges in the Pittsburgh region

Concerned about the childcare crisis in Pittsburgh? Here’s how you can help, plus a tool for finding childcare if you’re seeking it.

what is mindfulness?

What is mindfulness? This easy guide can help families throughout the new year.

How can families practice mindfulness? This quick guide explains.

5 ways to help newly adopted children during the holidays

Expert advice on how you can best support newly adopted children as they experience the holiday season.

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Local mother wants to help other parents deal with bullying at school

If children are experiencing bullying at school, one tool for solving the situation is creating a “no contact agreement.” Details here.

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10 great places where families can volunteer in Pittsburgh

Where can families volunteer together in Pittsburgh? Check out our guide!

Liberty K-5's Dia de los Muertos event_photo by Shannon Konek

Volunteering at school can make a big difference in your child’s education. Here’s how.

Great ideas for volunteering at schools in the Pittsburgh area — and why it can help your kids succeed!

Photo of 412 Food Rescue co-founder and CEO Leah Lizarondo by Laura Petrilla.

Guest Editor Leah Lizarondo on the ‘super-happy process’ of helping other Pittsburghers

Inspiring thoughts from 412 Food Rescue’s co-founder and CEO Leah Lizarondo, this month’s Kidsburgh Guest Editor!

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Practical tips for easing kids’ social media anxiety

Our friends at Common Sense Media share great advice for helping kids handle social media anxiety.

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How better sleep can bring better mental health for Pittsburgh’s kids and parents

Advice from Pitt’s Sleep Center that can help the whole family feel happier and healthier.

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6 ways your food choices can lower stress and support mental health

There are no magic foods for boosting your mood. But these ideas can help lower stress and support good mental health.

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Guest editor Julius Boatwright on community mental health and how we can help young people be well 

Expert advice on helping your children — and yourself — be mentally healthy and well.

Photo of students watching "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" courtesy of the Fred Rogers Center.

Kindness in the Neighborhood: Educators around the world are bringing Mister Rogers’ wisdom into their daily work

Educators’ Neighborhood, an initiative at the Fred Rogers Center, helps educators around the world bring Fred Rogers’ messages into their teaching.

Want to connect with your kids? Make the most of family dinners.

Family dinners can give kids a safe place to share their feelings. Local experts give us advice on making the most of this opportunity.

New Brookings research explores the realities — and encouraging possibilities — of family-school engagement 

“It’s a real moment to transform how we do family/school engagement,” says CUE’s director. Parents “are really expecting to be more deeply engaged in their kids’ education.”

2 quick and easy weeknight recipes from Pittsburgh chefs

Two talented Pittsburgh chefs (who are also parents!) offer fast, easy weeknight meals that take the stress out of family dinnertime.


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