Attachment Parenting

The Mommy Blogosphere was abuzz when Time magazine asked "Are you Mom Enough?" That question was accompanied by a provocative cover photo of a mother breast feeding her three year old toddler. "Attachment Parenting" is a practice which commonly includes: breastfeeding into the toddler years, babywearing, responding quickly to baby's cries, and for some parents co-sleeping and bedsharing with their infants and toddlers.WQED goes inside homes of three families who practice and "Attachment Parenting," while exploring the philosophy and showing where it fits in to the lives and realities facing parents today.

Attachment Parenting aired on Oct 29, 2012.


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Series: Experience

One in 150 children is diagnosed with autism in the United States today. Who is working to address this epidemic which has grown at alarming rates since the 1990s? What does this mean for families living with autism as their children grow into adolescence and adulthood? Interviews include conversations with parents, siblings and young people with an Autism spectrum diagnosis. We'll also hear from researchers at the Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh, The Watson Institute and members of the Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD).

Original airdate: Jan 17, 2011


Original airdate: Jan 03, 2011


Original airdate: Dec 27, 2010


On December 19, 1907, a tremendous explosion shook the Youghiogheny River Valley at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, Westmoreland County, killing 239 men and boys. It remains the worst mining disaster in Pennsylvania history and led to important changes in the mining industry. Yet very few people know the story. With compelling interviews and rich archival images, the story focuses on a small, dedicated group of people - led by elderly Ann Toth of Bobtown, Pennsylvania - all determined to preserve the Darr's place in history.

Original airdate: Dec 20, 2010


Also known as the National Road, Route 40 has fascinating connections to historic figures, where inns once welcomed west-bound settlers passing through Western Pennsylvania. Farmington, one of the towns along the route, still welcomes visitors, with attractions ranging from The Christian Clay Winery, Laurel Caverns, the historic Stone House, to the vistas of the Summit Inn and the legendary white buffalo at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Reporter Dave Crawley follows 40 to Farmington in this historic travelogue.

Original airdate: Dec 13, 2010


Original airdate: Dec 06, 2010


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