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Strengthening Families Washington Unsung Hero: Shelly Willis

Some of the Unsung Hero honorees volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All, however, are outstanding caregivers doing heroic work on behalf of children.

Wheels Up: Safe Biking with Kids

Want your kids to learn how to ride bikes safely? Show them and take advantage of the many excellent programs teaching kids how to bike safely

Dad Next Door: Superheroes in the classrooms

If we don't acknowledge and applaud the superheroes in our own lives they may disappear.

Hitting the Ski Trails with Baby in Tow

How to Respond When a Fever Strikes

It's cold season again and fever is threatening to cause discomfort and anxiety for kids and grownups alike

A “forever family” remembers foster kids by volunteering with Seattle nonprofit Amara

Amara has helped them with legal and emotional support, and provided a place for the kids to visit their biological parents. In turn, Fred and Adam’s family contributes to Amara with their money, time and expertise.

Parenting and risk: Why one parent decided to let her son climb trees

A TED talk changes one parent's ideas about kids, danger, and an understanding of what it means to keep them safe.

One Seattle Children’s ER doctor has tips to help kids proceed with caution

Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of emergency services at Seattle Children's Hospital, addresses the biggest safety issues for kids.

Kids’ access to firearms is a key factor in gun violence

Easy accessibility to firearms is a major factor in many of the murders, suicides and accidental gun deaths of children.

Home on the (free) range: Local parents help kids explore risk through music

For some local musicians raising kids, free-range parenting starts at their doorstep.

Adventure Playground: A Park on Mercer Island Where Kids Swing Hammers and Build Confidence

At Adventure Playground on Mercer Island, open June 27 - Sept 27 in 2017, kids check out a toolbox, load up on lumber and start building.

What Happens When Your Child is the Oldest or Youngest in Their Kindergarten Class?

To start kindergarten in Washington, a child must turn 5 by midnight of August 31st of that year – or at least that’s how it used to be.

Podcasts that rule (for kids and parents alike)

Get your radio fix 24/7.

Create new back-to-school traditions for your family

Keep the transition back into school mode stress-free with these sweet and simple new traditions.

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?
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