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Raising black men: a call to action

Educators in Seattle and elsewhere must gain the knowledge, skills and perspective to remove barriers and advocate for black students

We need to redesign schools to prepare kids for today's world

If we were to reimagine our school system to prepare students for today’s world of "alternative facts," fake news and pseudoscience, what would we design?

Seattle families: How to shut down your street so kids can play (yes, really!)

The city has a process for creating a Play Street. The program is more popular in summer, but it may be just what the neighborhood kids (and parents) need this winter.

Your kid wants to drink coffee: Is that OK?

You duck into a coffee shop with your children. But instead of a steamed milk or hot chocolate, they're asking for mochas and Frappuccinos. At what age is it not unreasonable to say yes?

New Seattle service exchanges your kids' outgrown clothes for new things they need

For $19.99 a box, you get 8 to 12 handpicked pieces for your child — delivered to your door, at which time they'll also pick up outgrown but reusable items of yours.

4 great kids' books about facing challenges with resilience and strength

Book Corner: These titles can teach kids how to bounce back with strength and positivity.

Teaching kids to share feelings through art

Urban Native Raven Juarez teaches kids how to connect with themselves and others through art.

How a busy family finds time to be creative — and sometimes silly

Tips for a winter beach walk at Lincoln Park in West Seattle

Study the rocks, the seaweed and whatever else the storms may have washed up.

Top 10 Seattle-area winter break events

Make mochi, sing along with Julie Andrews or watch an epic lightsaber battle.

50+ fun, active things to do with kids during winter break

From the simple (go to a park!) to more elaborate (plan a ski weekend), take advantage of the time together.

7 great ideas for a family game night — not just at the holidays

Some classics (and some you may not have heard of) for New Year's Eve or any time you've got people together.

How to keep your kids from spending all of their free time on video games

Tips from a physician and mental-health counselor on how to pry those game controllers and smartphones from your kids' hands — and why you should do that, if even it's tough.

Bring on the snow! Best ski areas you can drive to from Seattle

Video about playground bullying makes a mom feel grateful for Seattle’s inclusive playspaces

All kids want to play. Shouldn’t we be making sure all kids have that opportunity? Here are some places around Seattle where that's happening.

5 fast, family-friendly dinner entrees from your local grocery store

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