For parents of kids with disabilities, it can sometimes be difficult to know if their child even has a disability and then to know where to go for help. Pancho Timmons founded Pennsylvania Youth Initiative after his own dyslexia was not diagnosed until college. He wants to help all kids with disabilities, and he has a "Disability and Mental Health Summit" coming up March 3 for high school-aged kids. Here's his conversation with KDKA's Kristine Sorensen.
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Kidsburgh Kidcast: Disability and Mental Health SummitFor parents of kids with disabilities, it can sometimes be difficult to know if their child even has a disability and then to know where to go for help. Pancho Timmons founded Pennsylvania Youth Initiative after his own dyslexia was not diagnosed until college. He wants to help all kids with disabilities, and he has a "Disability and Mental Health Summit" coming up March 3 for high school-aged kids. Here's his conversation with KDKA's Kristine Sorensen.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: How Does "Trying Together" Help Parents?Pittsburgh has so many organizations working to improve the lives of children, and one of the most significant is Trying Together, formerly known as PAYCE, which stood for The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. Kristine Sorensen talks with Trying Together Executive Director, Cara Ciminillo, about what they do and how parents can use their services.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Ideas for PlayingWith the holidays in full swing, toys are top of mind of children everywhere, but parents and caregivers don't have to spend a lot of money, or even any money, for kids to have fun playing. Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director of Trying Together, shows Kristine Sorensen all kinds of ways to encourage creative, unstructured play with your kids.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Teaching KindnessThe movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is reminding everyone about the many values Fred Rogers taught us, especially the importance of kindness. But teaching children how to be kind may not be simple. Parenting expert Dr. G makes it easier with 3 ways parents and caregivers can teach kids how to be kind.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Choosing A PediatricianA pediatrician can play a big role in a child's life, so for a parent, it's important to choose the right doctor for your child. We get expert advice on what research to do and questions to ask when you're picking a pediatrician. Here's KDKA's Kristine Sorensen's edited conversation with pediatrician Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Bullying AdviceBullying is a serious problem for a lot of kids, and many schools are addressing it. But the conversation should also happen at home with parents and kids. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with a local principal about bullying and what parents can do about it. Here's the edited conversation between Kristine and Molly O'Malley-Argueta, principal of Allegheny Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Talking About School ShootingsIt's a sensitive and uncomfortable topic... How do you discuss school shootings with your kids? KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with parenting expert Dr. Debi Gilboa in this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast.
Reporter Update: Lindsay Ward - Steel Valley Bed BugsSteel Valley high school is closed today because officials discovered bed bugs in multiple locations. KDKA's Lindsay Ward explains.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Homework HelpShould parents be helping their kids with homework? KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks it over with Principal Molly O'Malley-Argueta in this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast.
Reporter Update: Chris Hoffman - Young Adults VapingKDKA's Chris Hoffman has a preview of this afternoon's report, discussing vaping among high school students.
Meghan Schiller Reporter Update: Controversial Elementary School HomeworkKDKA's Meghan Schiller reports on a homework assignment that was sent home with local first graders, that has parents very upset.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Importance of PlayWe think of play as an opportunity to have fun, but when it comes to our kids, it's important for development, too! Hear from an expert on the best ways to engage your kids in playtime.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Parent-Teacher ConferencesKidsburgh host Kristine Sorensen sits down with school principal Molly O'Malley-Argueta to discuss some best practices for attending parent-teacher conferences.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Preventing MeaslesWith kids going back to school, Dr. Todd Wolynn of Kids+ Pediatrics wants to set the record straight on properly immunizing students to protect them from the recent measles outbreak.
School-Time Meals Made EasyCarleen King, of Carmi Soul Food, stops by with some great ideas for making school-time meals easy!
Tips For The Back-To-School TransitionBarron Whited, of the Agora Cyber Charter School, stops by with some tips on how to handle the back-to-school transition.
Back-To-School: Best Of The Batch Foundation Giving Out BackpacksThe Best of the Batch Foundation is giving out hundreds of backpacks to local kids as part of back-to-school time!
Retailers Treating Back-To-School Shopping Like Holiday SeasonBack-to-school shopping is now the second biggest retail event of the year, right after Christmas; KPIX's Julie Watts reports.