family-issues

‘That is how we will lift up our nation’s middle class’: In Pgh, VP Harris touts child tax credit

BY: - June 21, 2021

In her first visit to Pittsburgh since becoming vice president, Harris met with children in a summer camp program at a neighborhood rec center.

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The pandemic changed a lot. But not the partisan debate over paid leave | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 3, 2021

Just 14 states and Washington D.C. now mandate paid leave. Democratic bills in the Pa. House and Senate seek to change that.

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These are the best and worst places in the U.S. to raise a family. How’d Pa. do? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 2, 2021

A new study shows the Keystone State's biggest cities have some work to do when it comes to welcoming families.

Philly’s Home & School Council highlights fathers’ voices

BY: - May 3, 2021

For the first time in its 124 years, the Philadelphia Home and School Council is being led by Black women.

LGBTQ groups mobilize against bill sponsored by Pa. Rep. Kelly targeting same-sex adoptions

BY: - March 24, 2021

The bill would significantly reduce federal funding for states that prevent anti-LGBTQ foster care and adoption agencies from participating in child-welfare programs.

Monthly checks to flow to Pa. children, families under tax credit tweak in new federal stimulus

BY: - March 14, 2021

The sweeping legislation includes billions of dollars to support child care facilities, expand food assistance benefits, and send cash straight to families' bank accounts.

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We need paid parental leave for all Pennsylvanians This is how to make it happen | Opinion

BY: - December 18, 2020

The research on both mother and infant health in the weeks following childbirth indicates that lengthier and more supportive post-birth leaves are essential.

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I’m the father of a third-grader: How the pandemic taught me new ways to be a parent | Jamar Thrasher

BY: - August 20, 2020

By Jamar Thrasher During this pandemic, nostalgia has been tugging at my heart, mostly when it comes to parenting. Parents are coping with taking an imperfect approach to parenting in the middle of a pandemic. An African proverb insists that it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when the village is […]

These Pa. families are using gender-affirming parenting to help their kids to explore their own identities

BY: - January 30, 2020

Supporting a child and building their self-esteem as it relates to their gender identity– is on the rise throughout the United States.

Pa’s Houlahan: Deal on paid family leave for federal employees is ‘huge news” for American families   

BY: - December 11, 2019

By Allison Winter WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees for the first time. The measure would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn or adopted child — extending the same benefits […]

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Father’s Day 2019: Fathers need to care for themselves as well as their kids – but often don’t | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2019

Studies suggest men often choose being a good father over being healthy.

In Cumberland County, Pa. Sen. Casey makes the case for closing ‘WIC gap’

BY: - June 6, 2019

As he looks to make fixes to a federal program that gives new mothers and their children a leg up on nutrition and healthy habits, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey turned to experts for advice. Sitting in the cafeteria at a suburban Harrisburg grocery store, Pennsylvania’s senior U.S. senator listened intently as workers on the front […]