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Children's Community Pediatrics Brings Nationally Renowned Pediatrician to Pittsburgh to Teach Parents How To Speak Toddler-ese

Nationally recognized child development expert and pediatrician Harvey Karp, MD, will share his acclaimed advice with parents and caregivers of infants, toddlers and young children during an event sponsored by Children's Community Pediatrics (CCP).

Dr. Karp's educational presentation will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2006, at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on the North Side. CCP, a group of pediatric practices affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, is sponsoring the event, with net proceeds benefiting Children's Child Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC provides comprehensive forensic evaluations for children and adolescents who may be victims of physical or sexual abuse or neglect. As a certified Child Advocacy Center, Children's center is one of three in Pennsylvania recognized as full members of the National Children's Alliance.

Dr. Karp is the author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block. His talk will focus on Toddler-ese, an approach to communicating with children he developed that helps minimize the incidence and magnitude of tantrums.

In 2004, Dr. Karp began teaching his baby-calming techniques all across the country. His ultimate goal is to offer all new parents the opportunity to learn his extraordinary techniques, before they go home with their babies.

Dr. Karp's books have helped hundreds of thousands of parents across the world control their children's crying and tantrums. Combining his educational background with studies that he completed independently, Dr. Karp formed a method of child care focusing on the child's needs that helps parents better communicate, understand and care for toddlers and infants.

Dr. Karp has appeared on popular television shows including, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, ABC World News Tonight and The View, as well as on CNN, MSNBC and Lifetime. In addition, his work has been featured in numerous magazines such as Time, Newsweek and People. His teachings have reached parents nationwide.

Dr. Karp attended the University of Buffalo where he studied biological sciences. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, specializing in pediatric care. After receiving his degree, he moved to California to complete his residency and then opened a private practice there. Dr. Karp is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Editor's Note: Tickets to Dr. Karp's talk are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Walk-ins will be accepted. For more information, please contact 412-586-6314.

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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