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: Importance of Vision ScreeningWith the new year upon us, it's a good time to take a health check for your family. Have you had your children's vision checked lately? Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics, explains why it's important, when you should have it done and how it's improved with the help of technology. Here's his edited conversation with KDKA's Kristine Sorensen.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Libraries ChangingIf you haven't been to the library lately, a lot has changed. Libraries are offering all kinds of new programming, both inside and outside the library, for kids and families. Elaine Volpe of the Allegheny County Library Association tells us how we can take advantage of all of the free and fun things to do.
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: 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: Halloween Safety With AAAIn this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen chats with a safety expert about some Trick-or-Treat best practices.Jim Garrity
Reporter Update: Amy Wadas - WPIAL Decision On Soccer ControversyNeither Connellsville or Taylor Allderdice will be punished by the WPIAL after accusations of slurs being used during soccer games. KDKA's Amy Wadas explains.
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: Amy Wadas - Bethel Park School BeatingA student was allegedly beat up by multiple other students while on student property. KDKA's Amy Wadas reports.
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.
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.
Officials Warn Apps, Social Media Can Help Predators Groom, Entice TeensThere are hundreds of apps that kids can easily download for free to post, snap, share and tweet, but advocates and law enforcement say often, kids share too much; KDKA's Kym Gable reports.
Law Enforcement, Advocates Warn Of Apps Putting Young Users In DangerThere are hundreds of apps that kids can easily download for free to post, snap, share and tweet, but advocates and law enforcement say often, kids share too much; KDKA's Kym Gable reports.
North Hills HS Students 'Sew' Into Community ServiceSome local teens are using their fingers, not for texting, but to do good for others; KDKA's Kristine Sorensen reports.
Officials Stress Importance Of Discussing Opioid Dangers With Pre-TeensThe DEA and the Allegheny County District Attorney's office have been doing middle school presentations for years, but with drugs more potent and easier to get than ever before, what you do at home is crucial; KDKA's Julie Grant reports.
Tire Rack Street Survival Program Works To Teens Valuable Driving SkillsA new report from AAA says that 16 and 17-year-olds remain the least safe drivers on the road; KDKA's Sarah Arbogast reports.
Chores App Helps Parents Reach Kids Through Their PhonesIt can be the source of many family fights – getting your kids to do their chores; KDKA's David Highfield reports.