Parenting Blog

Kids and bathrooms. As soon as kids are old enough to pee alone, we find ourselves calling out that most common sense of early parenting: “Did you flush and wash??” What surprises most parents (me included) is that we don’t feel confident enough to stop asking that of our 7 year old. Or even our […]
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My biggest challenge right now that I am dealing with as a parent is the intense fighting and competition between my 6 and 9 year old boys.  They bicker, compete for our attention and are mean to each other constantly. Any advice would be appreciated. Anonymous, state not provided These are such common, but frustrating, problems! […]
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Kids and money.  Not simple! We want our kids to understand money, value money, and save money. But we don’t often let them use money – especially money over which they have some control. Dr. G gives 10 ways to teach kids to be savvy about spending and saving. AND you’ll find out why it […]
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We love the library! Going, looking , reading, borrowing, the library – and the books we get to bring home – is a favorite destination for all of my boys. They walk there excited, remember (mostly) to be quiet, and run home loaded down with new treasures. Then, a couple of weeks later, the alarm rings […]
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A victory lap in parenting? Dr. G was invited to discuss parenting as kids grow up on CBS’ Pittsburgh Today Live. Host Kristine Sorensen and Dr. G were joined by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and his wife Kathy to talk about the 8 Fitzgerald kids and the lessons their parents have learned. How should […]
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