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Timeline: Seattle's Child through the years



August 1979
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.

March 1981 
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.

March 1982
Occupation: Housewife 
Seattle dubbed itself the “Emerald City” and local stay-at-home mom Gretchen Shively rebranded herself a “Domestic Engineer.”

July 1982
A talk with Dr. Spock 
“Everything that’s practical in baby and childcare I learned from mothers,” Dr. Benjamin Spock told Seattle’s Child.

August 1982 
Househusband blues 
The Green River Killer was at large, but Steve Myrwang was home with his kids.

November 1988
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?” 

February 1996
In support of same-sex parenting  
Seattle’s Child featured gay parents long before same-sex marriage was legal in Washington state. 

November 1996
Keeping guns from kids 
From 1990 to 1995, 63 King County kids died of self-inflicted or unintentional gunshot wounds.

March 2009 
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.

October 2013 
Digital addiction
Seattle voters rejected GMO labeling, and an explosion of technology frayed the nerves of local parents.

January/February 2017
Rising above 
Improbably, Donald Trump became president, and progressive Seattle parents grappled with how best to guide their children through the next four years.

November 2018 
Drag Queen Story Time 
Aleksa Manila graced the cover, carrying on a long Seattle’s Child tradition of diversity, inclusion and independent spirit


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