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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.

Dad Next Door: Across the great divide

On November 9, we awoke to a nation split down the middle. Half of America celebrated that their country had been given back to them, while the other half despaired that it had been taken away.

A Jolly Holiday that Honors a Family’s Irish Roots

No visit from Santa Claus and no stockings, but still plenty of holiday sweetness.

Mexican Holiday Traditions Connect a Tukwila Family to their Roots

An "ongoing holiday" that starts in mid-December

New Mom Dispatch: Finding the right children's book for the tough talks

Reading books is like having hard conversations in the car. It’s that safety of not looking face to face.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Race

Understanding race through many smaller conversations

How to Talk to your Kids about Sex

Start with body parts, expand from there

How to talk to your kids about bullying

Recognizing, addressing and defending against bullying

How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change

Cartoon polar bears and pikas help kids explore a changing planet

How to Talk to Your Kids about Tragedy

Don't assume that your kids don't know. Ask them what they've heard about events, and help them process it. It's OK to admit that you're feeling sad.

New Mom Dispatch: It takes a group text

Many factors improve the experience of parenthood: patience; grandparents; date nights; humor; a washing machine. And friendship.

Five Months in the NICU

A mother recounts the experience of having a sick baby in the NICU in a powerful new graphic novel.

New Mom Dispatch: Balancing Work and a Baby

The factors that influence your decision are usually personal, not political.

Watch & Learn: Two Seattle Moms Launch Online Parenting Course

Sproutable, a new online parenting course complete with how-to videos, teaches parenting skills while using science research to explain behavior.

How Parents Can Help Kids with Homework

At Whittier Elementary in Ballard, all homework for all grades has been eliminated, but if your child still brings a backpack of work home every day, there are things you can do to help.
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