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Bartell Drugs' immunization campaign encourages back-to-school vaccinations for kids

Immunizations for MMR, varicella (the Chickenpox virus), TDAP, and flu vaccinations are crucial back-to-school vaccines.

Talking gender, allyship, and identity at Gender Odyssey Family 2015

How can parents best support their trans kid's needs while also parenting their child?

How dangerous is soda consumption for kids?

While the detrimental health effects of soda are somewhat understood, it can be tricky to know just how impactful soda consumption can be, especially for kids.

Montessori's century-old philosophy is about guiding kids, not just teaching them

The Montessori approach to child development and education that Maria Montessori, Italy's first female doctor, developed in the early 1900s, has spawned a proliferation of schools worldwide: More than 4,000 in the United States and about 60 in the greater Seattle area.

Creating intentional community in Seattle's Duwamish Cohousing

This 23-home intentional community located in West Seattle is home to some 70 people, including nearly 20 children.

Gender Odyssey Family conference offers support for gender noncomforming and trans kids

This year's conference is helping families who are working to navigate the day-to-day realities of raising a gender nonconforming or transgender child.

A German expat navigates Seattle with kids

Sabine Koller, a German expat and Seattle parent, says she’s experienced immense openness and friendliness in the Northwest.

Returning home after living in Italy, where “everybody loves children”

A return to Seattle after a few years abroad has given one local parent a new perspective on what it means to raise kids in the Northwest.

Getting real about parenting with the hosts of podcast One Bad Mother

Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn’s weekly podcast One Bad Mother tackles the serious challenges of motherhood with levity, honesty — and the occasional swear word.

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Preventing Your Child from Drowning

One of the biggest and most endangering myths when it comes to drowning is that it's loud. Watch any Hollywood blockbuster that portrays a drowning and the scene is filled with lots of splashing and screaming from a distressed swimmer. Dr. Linda Quan, an emergency attending physician and drowning expert at Seattle Children's Hospital explains, drowning is often silent, which makes it that much more dangerous.

Dad on Duty: Challenging Traditional Conceptions of Stay-at-Home Parenting

Marty Chavez, one of a growing number of full-time, stay-at-home dads in Seattle and around the nation, is challenging normative understandings of parenting roles.

Out There Adventures fosters community for queer teens through kayaking

Out There Adventures is working to foster a safe environment for queer-identified youth through an eight-day kayaking program in the San Juan Islands.

Community centers offer free drop-in activities during Seattle Public Schools' teacher walkout

Plus, detailed info from Seattle Public Schools.

Safe Crossings helps kids navigate the perils of grief

Safe Crossings Foundation supports children facing the grieving process.

Seattle Children's PlayGarden welcomes kids of all abilities

Seattle Children’s PlayGarden is an inclusive place where kids with different abilities can create connections with each other, engage with nature and simply have fun.
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