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Seattle Drum School helps kids find the joy in rhythm

Local musicians find value in letting children explore

Daniel Pak's mission to share music

Increasing music programs in Seattle public schools and juvenile detention facilities will help amplify young people’s voices

Let’s talk consent

Kids too young to learn about sex can still benefit from early lessons about consent

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.
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