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Local families' bedtime rituals

Everyone goes to sleep, but no one does it quite the same way

Is melatonin a magic bullet?

Increasingly, parents are giving this sleep aid to their kids — but is it a good idea?

Autism Comes to "Sesame Street"

A Ballard mom with a child on the autism spectrum applauds "inclusion" on the popular TV show and laments how challenging it is in real life.

New Mom Dispatch: Confessions of a Sleep Trainer

Training baby to sleep means training the parents too.

Why Do More Boys Have Autism?

There are four boys diagnosed for every girl. Why?

How Do We Talk to Our Kids about Political Issues that are Stressing Us Out?

How do we keep our kids from getting anxious when we're struggling with our own fears?

Dad Next Door: Worlds Apart

Maybe the boy who got a bullet in his head isn't your kid, but that isn't the point. The question is whether or not he is OUR kid.

New Mom Dispatch: Face Time

Revised (and more realistic) guidelines about setting limits on screen time for young kids help reduce the guilt.

Too Young for Overnight Camp?

How do you know when your child is ready to head off for sleep-away camp?

Sea-Tac Airport Triples Number of Nursing Pods

The Port of Seattle has added two more nursing pods for traveling families

Seattle Drum School helps kids find the joy in rhythm

Local musicians find value in letting children explore

Daniel Pak's mission to share music

Increasing music programs in Seattle public schools and juvenile detention facilities will help amplify young people’s voices

Let’s talk consent

Kids too young to learn about sex can still benefit from early lessons about consent

Dad Next Door: May The Force Be With You

Be calm. Be present. And most of all, trust The Force.

Food Fight At Whole Foods: Stick It In My What?!

Before exiting the car, I go over the ground rules: calm voices, safe hands, stick together.
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