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Simple Tips to Help Kids Stay Cool in this HOT Weather
Gabriel Rapier champions futsal for all
At 6-foot-5 with the animated energy of a superhero in a Pixar movie, “Coach Gabe” commands attention.
"Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World" Author to Speak
Children need to be exposed to microbes — a Canadian scientist explains how and why
What's the Best Sports Drink for Kids?
Food experts and pediatricians weigh in on the marketing hype of sports drinks for our kids
Your child is allergic to dogs or cats: Can you have one anyway?
Local experts say that there are many workarounds available to the determined allergic pet owner.
Calming Kids’ Fears
When your child’s worrying becomes worrisome: Parenting experts on how to soothe an anxious kid.
Eat Nuts to Curb Nut Allergies?
A study published this spring in the New England Journal of Medicine found that once the immune system figures out that peanuts are OK, it won’t forget.
The Zika Virus In Perspective
Understanding the risks, calming the fears: Local experts address parents' concerns.
Dad Next Door: The Vaccine Controversy
Rumors are misleading smart, well-meaning parents into putting in harms way the very children they are trying to protect.
Jeff Lee, MD
Check Water Quality in Your Child's Seattle School
Seattle Public Schools releases water standards in response to recent public safety concerns from parents. Check the results for your child's school here.
What’s dangerous for our families — and why we don’t really know
Humans, even us ultra-mindful parents, are mediocre at judging risk.
Debunking stranger danger, but maintaining boundaries
How to empower kids to set boundaries for themselves – while also recognizing the value of building community.
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
Aimee Curl Riordan
“Tween Machine” uses pedal power to raise money for cystic fibrosis research
A bright-green, three-person, 10-feet long bicycle being pedaled by a dad and his two “tween-age” daughters is a rare and delightful sight. It’s even better when you find out that the bike is also a fundraising powerhouse for cystic fibrosis.
Period help for tweens from The Dot Girl First Period Kit
The Dot Girl First Period Kit is an informative and stylish tool to help tween girls (and their parents) through the confusion of their first period.
Parenting and risk: Why I decided to let my 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.
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