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We provide education, information and a communication network to inform parents about social and developmental issues. With these tools we strive to help parents communicate openly, effectively and consistently with their children.

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Be Involved, Be Informed,
Be Connected.

We provide education, information and a communication network to
inform parents about social and developmental issues. With these
tools we strive to help parents communicate openly, effectively and
consistently with their children.

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A PRACTICING PARENT
is now posting!

Check Out PIA's New Blog

Letter from the Editor – May 2018
13 Reasons Why, Season 2: Yes, it’s back. And no, don’t watch alone. It’s a scary world for kids.

We parents invest time and effort ensuring our child’s health and daily safety. We teach them not to talk to strangers; to report bullying, wear bike helmets and be careful crossing streets.

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Anxiety: If Middle School is Tough, What Happens In High School?

Here is an anecdote I heard from a mom of one of my daughter’s friends. Jane and Lilly were partnered up for a project in their seventh grade science class. They were learning about a specific disease, and the details of it were a bit confusing. Jane repeatedly raised her hand and asked the teacher to clarify the assignment. Lilly said the teacher explained the task several times in various ways. The girls—friendly, but not friends—were supposed to brainstorm ideas and take notes on one computer. Jane offered to be the note taker and as...
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