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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

How to Ask about Guns Before a Playdate — Even When We Don’t Want To

Learn to ask about gun storage just as if it were checking in regarding booster seats or allergies before a playdate at someone else's home.

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.

Exploring The Vaccine Controversy | Seattle's Child

Rumors are misleading smart, well-meaning parents into putting in harms way the very children they are trying to protect.

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 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

“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 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.
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