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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.
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.
Teacher Tom gives kids a healthy dose of outdoor play
To this Woodland Park Cooperative School teacher, play, particularly outdoor, unstructured play, is a fundamentally important part of education.
Foster Grandparents provide old-school care for kids around King County
The Foster Grandparents Program has grandparents in 20 schools and community centers in King County alone.
The importance of being bored: How boredom inspires creativity and healthy habits
Boredom is positive emptiness.
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