June-July 2019 Family Friendly Community Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!June Community Events KidsPlay, produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, provides free interactive and educational programming for children and their families in Market Square. This began June 4 and continues throughout the summer, the free events run on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (with a free lunch and a snack) and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids will meet visitors from the Heinz History Center, Animal Friends, Texture Contemporary…

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“The Well-Balanced Family,” by Robert F. Myers, PhD – Parents Article

The Well-Balanced Family focuses on four areas: Connectedness, Open Communication, Fitness, and Organization. Using an evidence-based approach, author Robert Myers, PhD teaches parents how to encourage developmental play activities, develop avid readers, instill cooperation and mutual respect, improve physical fitness, build self-esteem and character, and reduce struggles over bedtime, chores, and homework. It also provides tips for helping kids safely make the most of their screen time. This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Susan Heim Read Full Parenting Article

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Treehouse Store Makes Impact for Kids, Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

04.24.2019 By Catherine Krummey, Treehouse Marketing & Social Media Manager Our free store provides ages 0-26 who have experienced foster care with clothing, accessories, school supplies, books and other essentials. This spring, we’ve heard lots of positive feedback about the store. A girl we serve stopped by the store for some school supplies. She was about to start at a new school and was able to get a planner, a journal, a calculator and other basics. She was most excited…

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March 2019 Family Friendly Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! Enjoy these March Family Friendly Events in Pittsburgh and Surrounding Communities! Pittsburgh Parent March Event Calendar KidsBurgh March Events Calendar Kids Out & About March Calendar Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh March Calendar   Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Tamara Read Full Parenting Article

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Mother-Baby Placements: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know – Foster Parents Article

It’s commonly considered that children are our most precious natural resource, as they will inherit this world well after we’re gone. Ensuring that our children are properly prepared to become the adults of tomorrow is an important job and one that needs doing. It’s why becoming a foster carer is such a crucial endeavour. Being a foster carer is an experience that can be incredibly rewarding on an emotional level. There’s simply nothing more gratifying than knowing you’ve played a…

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family – Foster Parents Article

The new year is nearly here, and many people are making new year’s resolutions and promises about what they will and won’t do next year. Though many resolutions fail, either because they are too ambitious or people are simply too lazy, making small changes and setting easy to manage expectations can lead to healthy habits that will stick. Having other people holding you accountable works wonders in sticking with resolutions, so creating them as a group can really help. Here…

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Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Kids – Foster Parents Article

Halloween is always a popular holiday with children and teens alike. Though Halloween with kids might make the adults among us groan at the idea of sugar-filled little ones running around, the holiday is also a perfect opportunity to help your foster children get creative and have fun. Many foster children move around a lot, which means they unfortunately often miss out on the fun celebrations and traditions that surround the holidays that other children get to experience. To help…

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Gather Round the Family Dinner Table: Why It Matters – Parents Article

Gather ‘Round the Family Dinner Table When was the last time you had dinner with your family? I’m not talking about a dinner you grab while on the go in your car.  That doesn’t count. I mean the real, sit-down type of dinner where you can look into each other’s eyes and talk about your day. It is the meal we often gloss over because we work late, the kids have sporting events or we get tired from daily activities.…

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