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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.

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.

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.

The importance of being bored: How boredom inspires creativity and healthy habits

Boredom is positive emptiness.

Free flu shots for Seattle Public Schools students, staff and their families at local schools

The pop-up clinics will be hosted at schools around Seattle.

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.

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.

Prepping for The Big One: What to expect, what to have on hand, and what to do when an earthquake hits

Maternity care: Knowing your options

When making a decision about maternity care, it's crucial to know your options. Here's a quick comparison of training, philosophies and practices of midwives and doctors.

What the bleep is “natural childbirth” anyhow?

Birth mentor and doula Charlene Hamilton focuses on what she calls the “Baby Steps” of childbirth: When a need arises in childbirth, apply the appropriate resources, starting with the least invasive possible, and then work up from there.

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.

Open wide and say "ahh": Seattle Children's Hospital shines a light on the role of tonsils in sleep apnea

Tonsillectomies are back in vogue — not so much to soothe throat infections, but rather to cure sleep apnea as well as sinus problems.

Ready, set, go: Fitness trackers motivate kids to get moving

Ready… steady… go! And go. That’s the goal of the Booster, a wearable fitness technology for kids made by Sqord.

Safe Crossings helps kids navigate the perils of grief

Safe Crossings Foundation supports children facing the grieving process.
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