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How to Talk to Your Kids about Violence and Terrorism

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.

Dad Next Door: Feeling Nestless

When my kids were young, I couldn’t imagine that this day would arrive. Their dependence on me was so complete, so all-consuming.

New Mom Dispatch: Vacationing with baby

Here’s some advice about vacationing with a baby: Lower your expectations and go!

A Mariners Fan is Born

Leah was destined to be a Mariners fan, just like generations before her. By day two, she was listening to her first game on the radio.

When Is It OK to Let Your Child Quit?

It's a dilemma every parent who has put a child into an organized sport, a club or lessons has or will face – the child who wants to quit.

Dogs Lend an Ear to Encourage Shy Readers

Bow Wows and Books uses canines to bolster literacy — and puppy love

Kids learn to be better friends by befriending horses

Horse trainer Peggy Gilmer's goal is to build kids' social skills by encouraging four qualities — presence, connection, open-heartedness and authenticity.

Boys Will Be Men: Part 2

It’s not enough for fathers to just be good role models. Our sons need a counterweight to balance the rest of society

'Two Sense: Practical Wisdom for New Adults' Guides New Grads

This life guide for recent grads helps them navigate the sticky financial and social situations of the first years of independent living.

Dad Next Door: Raising Boys to be Good Men

There’s nothing wrong with letting boys be boys. But why can’t we cultivate their sweetness and tenderness as well?

How to Ask about Guns Before a Playdate — Even When We Don’t Want To

Learn to ask about gun storage just as if it were checking in regarding booster seats or allergies before a playdate at someone else's home.
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