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How to Ask about Guns Before a Playdate — Even When We Don’t Want To

Learn to ask about gun storage just as if it were checking in regarding booster seats or allergies before a playdate at someone else's home.

When Is It OK to Let Your Child Quit?

It's a dilemma every parent who has put a child into an organized sport, a club or lessons has or will face – the child who wants to quit.

How to teach your child mindful money habits

Teaching your child money management skills begins early and involves you learning right along with them.

When the diagnosis is dyslexia

Lessons learned from a daughter with a learning disability.

Winter Clean Out: Organizing and Storing your Kid's Belongings

After the holiday season and an influx of new toys and games, things can easily get messy and unorganized. Here's how to get control.

Putting ‘no homework’ to the test

A year after Seattle’s Whittier Elementary adopts a no-homework policy, there are new learning opportunities for everyone

Tips to Keep Kids Safe this Holiday Season

The most wonderful time of the year can also be a potentially dangerous one for children.

7 holiday survival tips for parents of kids with behavior challenges

A counselor at the Overlake Specialty School in Bellevue offers strategies for parents of behaviorally challenged kids.

Spiritual parenting at any age and anywhere

While attending church has become less of a priority, many parents still want to ensure their children are developing spiritually.

How to find great books for your kids

You owe your kids better books than your childhood classics: juicy, well-written stories that truthfully represent our complex world.

New Mom Dispatch: This is 2

There must be a special word in the parenting dictionary for feeling nostalgic about something while it’s still happening.

What kids want you to know

What advice do boys and girls from 5 to 15 years like to give parents?

Do What You Do and Not What I Say

My son's teaching me how to raise him. Can I listen?

Arguing in a wetsuit

If I’ve learned nothing else from the past 7½ years of single parenting, it’s that life is made up of the small, ordinary things that are easy to miss.

Talking the talk

Seattle’s experts on adult-child conversations discuss their work

When should parents talk about race? It’s never too early

A lot of parents will say that their kids don’t notice race. They do.
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