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Seattle families: How to shut down your street so kids can play (yes, really!)

The city has a process for creating a Play Street. The program is more popular in summer, but it may be just what the neighborhood kids (and parents) need this winter.

Raising black men: a call to action

Educators in Seattle and elsewhere must gain the knowledge, skills and perspective to remove barriers and advocate for black students

We need to redesign schools to prepare kids for today's world

If we were to reimagine our school system to prepare students for today’s world of "alternative facts," fake news and pseudoscience, what would we design?

Your kid wants to drink coffee: Is that OK?

You duck into a coffee shop with your children. But instead of a steamed milk or hot chocolate, they're asking for mochas and Frappuccinos. At what age is it not unreasonable to say yes?

New Seattle service exchanges your kids' outgrown clothes for new things they need

For $19.99 a box, you get 8 to 12 handpicked pieces for your child — delivered to your door, at which time they'll also pick up outgrown but reusable items of yours.

Teaching kids to share feelings through art

Urban Native Raven Juarez teaches kids how to connect with themselves and others through art.

How a busy family finds time to be creative — and sometimes silly

How to keep your kids from spending all of their free time on video games

Tips from a physician and mental-health counselor on how to pry those game controllers and smartphones from your kids' hands — and why you should do that, if even it's tough.

How we celebrate: Generosity, creativity and a garland of memories

Wynne and Emma York-Jones both enjoy making things, giving to others and cherishing family traditions. That's what they're trying to instill in their boys.

How we celebrate: Bellevue mom emphasizes 'the gift of family and togetherness'

Music + kids = joy for musician Eli Rosenblatt; party with him Saturday!

School in Shoreline instills confidence in deaf, hard-of-hearing students

The Christmas tree is the most magical part of the holiday

Phinney Ridge mom turns baby keepsakes into frameable art

Perfect for the holidays: Kids' books about friendship and togetherness

How we celebrate: Holidays are extra sweet for foster-care advocates

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