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In this unprecedented pandemic fall of 2020, the once-predictable back-to-school excitement of new teachers, new friends, new backpacks and shiny new shoes paired with those all-important first-day outfits has been replaced with the dread of continued remote learning and too many unknowns.

But at ParentMap, we’ve decided to dress ourselves up for the first day of school anyway — we’ve chosen our September back-to-school issue to reveal a brand-spanking-new design. Inside, you'll find content to address some of your BTS preoccupations, from prioritizing annual wellness checkups to the importance of cultivating social-emotional and essential life skills with age-appropriate chores.

And don't forget to check out our premier issue of the Insiders’ Guide, your evergreen all-seasons guidebook to PNW family fun — inside and out! Whew, we got this (right?).

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We know that raising kids is the most challenging, interesting, weird and rewarding journey we’ll ever take. That’s why, in addition to ParentMap, we publish our essential annual resource guides: ParentMap Insiders’ GuideParentMap Learning, Seattle Baby, Eastside Baby and ParentMap Summer.


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ParentMap Books

ParentMap Books

ParentMap offers a growing collection of books on parenting, child development and family fun. Our latest titles, 52 Seattle Adventures With Kids by Elisa Murray, Getting to Calm by Laura Kastner Ph.D. and Spare Me 'The Talk'!: A Guy's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up by Jo Langford have garnered rave reviews. 

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