Yes, it's almost time. Are you prepared?
How local teens can make change happen
Respond to rudeness and bad behavior without losing your cool
The reminder we all need when parenting a tween
Hint: Don't tie chores to allowance
Plus, a list of ideas for age-appropriate chores
Local teens make change happen
Would you say yes?
And for parents, too
"If you want to stand out, work.”
Common Sense Media recommends these reads for kids of all ages
Laura Kastner, Ph.D., offers this advice
"It’s not like you can say no when there are a hundred of your peers watching in the lunchroom."
Draft up a family tech contract before summer break begins
And should you let your kid join in?
"If God made me, why is it wrong to have a body?”
"Stitch this on a sampler and put it where you can see it."
Scilla Andreen of "Angst" shares what makes the movie so special
Do your teens possess this valuable life skill?
And how the Gates Foundation is helping
It'll pay off.
"Maybe it's supposed to feel like her body is still being wrenched from mine."
Does your teen know these essential life skills?
Read them together or share them with your kid
Consider this arts option that's all about less stress
Encourage caring and generous kids with these ideas
Learn about Tai McMillan's work
High school students roll up their sleeves during the summer
Treehouse’s Driver’s Assistance program
Details on the March 24 event
Immersive exhibit connects the life of Anne Frank to stories of young people today
A mother comes to terms with her daughter's decision
The Seattle author takes the stage on April 15
The 'helper's high' teens get from leading
In the #MeToo era, these '80s movies feel outdated — but ripe for conversation with kids
Mayor Jenny Durkan invites families to a town hall on March 8
Sleep solutions for modern families
What we can learn in Washington State
Your post-kid financial checklist
You can talk about your kid's weight without shame
The first step toward resisting the pull of digital products
Make the most of your family's 'Hamilton' experience
Help this up-and-coming generation embrace adulthood
8 tips for planning a rich summer
Get the inside scoop on counselors-in-training
Fun, challenging options perfect for your tween or teen
Join us for a Facebook Live with the bestselling author
From Feb. 5–9, Seattle teachers invite families to participate in a national movement
Cosplay, comics, science fiction and fantasy — geek out with your kids at these awesome cons
And how to talk to them if they are
The Broadway show offers a digital lottery
They'll be happier for it and so will you
Don’t wait until they’re a teen to have this talk
Expert tips for keeping kids safe from online challenges
Seize the summer with these exciting activities
Help your kids safely explore sexuality
What we can do about it
A new survey shows a surprising gap between perception and reality
Kid-friendly salons and barbers that specialize in kinky, curly tresses
The best iPhone, iPad and Android science apps for all ages
This tween put weighted blankets to the test
Teens take action at Gates
Don’t wait for this conversation, say medical and parenting pros
Look beyond the academics to prepare your high-school senior for college
"I'm the most church-going atheist my friends have ever known."
Take your own to see this heartbreaking but hilarious play
Five tips for discussing mature current events with little kids
Practical tips for handling the hurt
6 tips to make those first days a success
Maximize the teen years with these pro tips
As parents we might not be ready to talk about sexual harassment and assault — but we need to be
Bullying is expected but not like this
Movements like #MeToo aren't enough when victims are still forced to endure abuse by the justice system
When you're sick of hearing 'but all my friends have phones!'
Where to take kids for a frightful time this Halloween
Act now for a chance to see the blockbuster show
Talk to your student about debt in a way they'll understand
Celeb mom Jenna Dewan Tatum draws fire for sharing a lingerie shot
Social media is here to stay but at what cost?
How much is too much?
Help your night-owl teens rise and shine
Teaching your child the power of action
Seriously, have you ever had as much fun as they're having?
“Did you hear that man?”
Bike or walk through a mountainside on the Iron Horse rail trail
Win a pair of tickets to this world premiere musical at The 5th Avenue Theatre
One word: hormones
How to help your teen cut out the waste and live more sustainably
Uber launches family program in Seattle
Family skate, junior roller derby and more feel-good fun at the rink
Get inspired with these powerful films
A junior in high school shares her advice
Gender isn't always simple (and that's worth celebrating)
How do we keep kids from the temptation of pot-laced treats?
Embracing failure as a kid can help foster success in adulthood
Brain development expert Dr. Linda Chamberlain shares insights
Experts say teens are more at risk than parents think
New collection systems help you keep potentially deadly opioids away from kids
Find time for fitness no matter your child's age
How to navigate the reality of a sexually active teen
Teen + driver's license = new worries, new rules and lessons in letting go
Digital citizenship expert Devorah Heitner shares how to raise digital natives
A daughter's confession inspires a mother to change
Navigating college admissions in the age of social media
Use these changes to the admissions process to your teen's advantage
Do your kids know how to manage money?
What does lower teen pregnancy rates? Contraceptives
Help your tween or teenage daughter help herself
Here's what you need to know about the gap year trend
An educational psychologist shares the secrets of the teenage brain
50 cool kids make their on-screen debut
They're essential, yet many schools lack them
How to help your middle schooler
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise among
Recent high school graduate Nick Rubin talks about his political financing app
Terrified by the thought of your kid going for a spin? Tech to the rescue
Jo Langford offers this advice
Author Nancy Jo Sales discusses her new book, 'American Girls'
The author shares the seven transitions teen girls go through as they enter into adulthood
Let go of your fears and misconceptions about sex — here's what you need to know about the widely available vaccine for HPV that is free to many youths
Is your teen genetically predisposed to a disease?
What schools are (and aren’t) teaching kids
Everything you need to know about college savings.
Bleachbear juggles music, school and life in a family band
Entering womanhood? Try an app for that
Try giving your teen one of these books
Seattle parenting lecture on internet safety for kids
Sew, forge, fix, carve, paint, animate and create
While girls thrive under the global 'girl power' trend, boys are not getting the support they need and are falling behind academically and emotionally
One teen shares her thoughts on why she won't be using Facebook, Twitter or Instagram anytime soon
Talk should to shoulder in the beauty of the wilderness
Sending your kids to sleep-away camp is a gift that you can give them
By Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D. with Kristen A. Russell