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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?

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.
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