Timeline: Seattle's Child through the years
The guilt trap
The Sonics won the NBA championship, but Seattle parents felt like losers. Seattle’s Child explored guilt in a multi-part series.
The politics of breastfeeding
The World Health Organization called for limits on the use of breastmilk substitutes. Dr. Dana Raphael called for a woman’s right to infant feeding choices.
Seattle dubbed itself the “Emerald City” and local stay-at-home mom Gretchen Shively rebranded herself a “Domestic Engineer.”
A talk with Dr. Spock
“Everything that’s practical in baby and childcare I learned from mothers,” Dr. Benjamin Spock told Seattle’s Child.
The Green River Killer was at large, but Steve Myrwang was home with his kids.
Children and prejudice
“It’s 1988 and prejudice hasn’t gone away,” wrote Deborah Berger. “Why is denial of such a pervasive problem so widespread?”
In support of same-sex parenting
Seattle’s Child featured gay parents long before same-sex marriage was legal in Washington state.
Keeping guns from kids
From 1990 to 1995, 63 King County kids died of self-inflicted or unintentional gunshot wounds.
Siblings with special needs
A historic heat wave hit Seattle, but Seattle’s Child kept it cool with a feature on siblings of kids with special needs.
Seattle voters rejected GMO labeling, and an explosion of technology frayed the nerves of local parents.
Improbably, Donald Trump became president, and progressive Seattle parents grappled with how best to guide their children through the next four years.
Drag Queen Story Time
Aleksa Manila graced the cover, carrying on a long Seattle’s Child tradition of diversity, inclusion and independent spirit