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What Not to Say to a Parent with a Child on the Autism Spectrum

Three comments that friends, family and fellow parents ought to avoid

People, not Problems: Talking to Your Kids about Homelessness

Talking to your kids about homelessness calls for honesty, while balancing compassion and caution

13 Local Children’s Book Authors Share What They're Reading and Offer Tips for Young Writers

Seattle-area authors reveal the books that inspired them to write children's books, tips for aspiring writers and what they're reading to their kids.

Dad Next Door: The price of money

We know what benefits kids the most: Closeness to their parents. Dinners with their families. Connection to their communities. A sense of agency and control in their lives. These are all things we can help give to our kids, but they have a price.

Sleep Consultants Offer Solutions to Children's Sleep Problems

Local sleep experts provide their most effective sleep tips.

Local families' bedtime rituals

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

Is melatonin safe as a sleep aid for children?

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
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