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Dad Next Door: The Vaccine Controversy

Rumors are misleading smart, well-meaning parents into putting in harms way the very children they are trying to protect.

Happy Earth Day! Hug a tree with your kid!

If kids learn to love nature, environmental challenges trigger empathy, not despair

Sleep Training for Parents

Sleep training is not just for babies: Parents who have had their own sleep cycles interrupted by years of middle-of the-night feedings, nightmares and illnesses have to relearn how to sleep soundly.

Tips for Flying with Kids | Seattle's Child

A family tour guide and parent gives advice on how to achieve a smooth departure and peaceful flight when travelling with young children.

What’s dangerous for our families — and why we don’t really know

Humans, even us ultra-mindful parents, are mediocre at judging risk.

"George" author Alex Gino leads book discussion at University Bookstore March 26

People think 10-year old George is a boy, but she knows she’s not. Her life is a series of endless intricate roles, as she acts the part of a son, a brother, a boy. She navigates bullies, boys’ bathrooms and everyone’s gender expectations on a daily basis. The problem is, that the acting is getting too hard.

Dad Next Door: Home, sweet home

When I was about 12, my Dad got it into his head that we should move. I’m not sure why. Maybe he was tired of caring for the big yard, or maybe he just felt restless. .... My brothers and my mother didn’t seem to mind, but the whole thing put me in a panic.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Ricky Yates

Ricky Yates goes beyond the scope of his duties providing a safe learning environment for hundreds of inner city youth. He deserves this recognition for the work he not only does with his own children but countless other children who rely on him beyond the parameters of school.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Mary Hayward

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Kami Smith

Kami has a great knowledge of local and state resources. This often comes in handy when she engages with other parents in the ECEAP program. Kami has shown the ability not only within herself, but also within the community to advocate for children's growth and development.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Kimberly Payne

Kimberly has organized weekly playdates with coop families for the past three years, bringing families together and strengthening the coop community in numerous ways. Her leadership has inspired me and many other parents to volunteer in a greater capacity, and her ability to work with all types of personalities in the school has encouraged both parents and children to make connections and rely on one another.

Spring is bursting out and Seattle's Child is hiring!

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Teal Victoria

Teal has a great social support system, and knows where to go to get help during times of need, but, as a single mother with a child who has needs 24/7, she often runs into difficulties getting the help she needs. This doesn’t stop her from being her daughter's advocate, nurse, teacher and most importantly, mother.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Sheena Oldham

Sheena Oldham is a parent, foster parent, Head Start teacher and overcomer. From meth addiction and prison at rock bottom, Sheena has risen like a Phoenix.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero QiuLian Lai

QiuLian is not just a mother who nurtures, she is also a warrior who defends, empowers and overcomes cultural barriers. She shows us strength and resilience like no one else.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Caitlin Hanney

Caitlin is one of those amazing parents who takes care of her special needs child and takes care of herself at the same time she supports others around her.

Strengthening Families 2016 Unsung Hero Tam Nguyen

For the past two years, Tam has engaged Vietnamese families in her community with information, resources, and social connections that help them support young children's development.
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