ParentMap, November 2014 Issue

Published on: November 01, 2014

As the holidays approach and we are reminded to give thanks for what we have, we take a look at the security nets that help the families in our communities. Statewide, Northwest Harvest estimates, a staggering one in five kids lives in a family suffering with food insecurity or hunger. These could be any of our children. And in many ways, they are our children.

Learn how to help, and where to find help. We also explore the importance of mentors in the after-school programs that serve thousands of youths in our communities. 

Also, don't miss our etiquette guide for helping your little nose-picker get ready for a Thanksgiving meal with the family, along with our interview with Shannon Watts, the mother to five who sparked a gun violence prevention revolution after creating Facebook page. 

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Ages & Stages:
0–3: Baby Bling Cool: Creative Jewelry for Moms (and Dads)

4–9: An Etiquette Guide for Kids

10–14: Choose Your Own Adventure: Graphic Novels Starring Kids

14–18: Say What? Why Your Teen's Hearing May be at Risk

Someone You Should Know:
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Genetics and Jello: Is it Parents Who Create Picky or Adventurous Eaters?

Feature: Food for All: A Network of Traditional and Innovative Programs Helps Seattle’s Growing Number of Families in Need

Out & About: 
DIY Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make

Editor's Note

Voice: Explaining Thanksgiving to my Grandma

Special Series: 
After-School Special: Beyond School and Home, Kids Need Mentors to Thrive

Family Adventure Guide: 
Check out the stories in our annual guide to winter family fun and travel


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