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2013 Golden Teddy Winners: Parent Resources

Vote in the 2013 ParentMap Golden Teddy Awards

Best of Seattle for Kids and Families: Family Food and Dining

 Parent Resources

Our first-greatest resource as parents is our own inner strength; our second-greatest resource is someone else’s inner strength. Good parents have great backup. Here are the heroes ParentMap readers draw on for expertise, support and community connection.

Best Parent Education Class or Program in Greater Seattle: Hop to SignarooParent Education Class or Program

ParentMap readers boast about their ability to communicate with their preverbal infants using American Sign Language taught by Hop to Signaroo founder Nancy Hanauer. Praised for her expert knowledge and decades of experience, Hanauer earns shout-outs as an “original,” “thoughtful” and “very funny” teacher. Readers swear these classes for preverbal communication reduce frustration in babies and caregivers alike.

Sleep deprivation doesn’t have to be a permanent parenting condition, readers assure us. “Helpful and realistic sleeping tips” for getting your child to sleep can be mastered at “informative and supportive” workshops by children’s sleep consultant Rebecca Michi. Parents rave about their newfound insight into sleep and infant development, as well as about Michi’s information-rich website and Facebook page.

Other parent education classes and programs that our readers really appreciate are Evergreen­Health Parent-Baby Groups, Grow Parenting classes and workshops, North Seattle Community College Co-operative Preschools’ classes and the Parent Workshop series at KidsQuest Children’s Museum.

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