ParentMap, September 2016 Issue

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ParentMap, September 2016 issue | See our past issues

This month’s feature takes us into the courtroom. Around the country, children are suing for the environment and asserting their rights to live in a healthy and sustainable world. Even better news: They’re winning! It’s inspiring that our children’s and grandchildren’s brilliant future on this beautiful but warming planet is being challenged by none other than kids.

So this fall, as you have your family back-to-school planning session — which we hope also includes some suggestions from this awesome fall arts list — consider how to reduce your family’s carbon footprint. As local dad and climate change activist Michael Foster puts it: “We feel the most powerful and joyful when we take action on climate. We know we’re doing this for someone besides ourselves. It’s about the next generation.

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Ages + Stages:

0-4: How International Adoption Is Adapting

3-8: Are Dual Immersion Language Programs Worth It? 

6-12: Bon Appétit! 6 School Lunch Ideas From Around the World 

6-19: Plan a Gap Year That Helps (Not Hurts!) Your Student


Dear Reader: A Future Forecast and a Promising Generation


Raising Kids in a Warming World — How climate experts juggle the globe’s climate emergency and their hopes for their kids

Out & About: 

Fall Family Arts Around Seattle: Add These Shows to Your Family's Fun List

Globe-trotting Music, Theater and Dance for Puget Sound Families

Full STREAM Ahead:

Citizen Science: Kids Take Learning Into Their Own Hands


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