Four ways to start applying positive self-talk today
He's helping shape Seattle Public Schools' programs and policies around social-emotional learning
These simple, everyday games will help your baby's brain development
The ‘Master of the Forks’ gambit and other top tips from a preschool teacher’s bag of tricks
Healthy sleep habits to help them wind down
Teaching kids to walk and bike to school is easier and safer than you think
Seattle therapist and sex educator Jo Langford gives his advice
Navigating young love with your tween or teen
Pressing information about car seat safety
Here's what you need to know
Symptoms, mental health support and more
We're just here for the uninterrupted naptime
"Special needs" parents don't need your pity
Relationship management is a big part of it
Have you talked to your boys about body image? You should.
How to promote peace between siblings
Solutions for parenting strong-willed kids
Building body positivity starts at home
Seattle Children’s on the safety information every parent needs to know about
“Personal or philosophical” exemption no longer qualifies, per state law
Talk should to shoulder in the beauty of the wilderness
Where to get fit while your kids get to play
What you need to know about norovirus
Fostering better dental health in your children
What you need to know about preventing teen marijuana use
‘N’ is for negotiating skills
How to protect your family from this year's flu
When it comes to old-school habits, hindsight is 2020
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 24
We can’t just tell kids we care about their well-being — we have to show it
A simple idea that eases the the stress of airport travel for people with hidden disabilities
How to incorporate culture and religion into the lives of our children
Plant the seed of empathy using these suggestions
The solution? Don’t just do something, stand there!
And why it's important
Age-appropriate shows your toddler will love
Simple projects to keep the kids busy this Thanksgiving
How to prepare both house and kids for fire safety, earthquake safety and everyday safety
How to bolster kids’ coping abilities
What to do when your kid fibs and lies
Teaching kids kindness, empathy and moral courage
How a familiar childhood procedure is helping kids sleep better
People who don’t have kids with food allergies don’t get it, and they need to
Are you talking to your child?
Expert-approved tips for making Halloween celebrations a little easier
Exposure to distressing news can affect kids' overall well-being
They'll be happier for it and so will you
And they're comfy and cute!
Pack an internationally-inspired brown bag
Who says so? Science.
How to avoid common party-planning pitfalls and throw a fun children's event
Youth using e-cigarettes has grown into a public health epidemic
An SEL expert shares the benefits of teaching our teens these skills
Your college-bound teen will thank you later
Protecting students with disabilities from physical and emotional bullying
7 tips for parenting easily distressed kids
Respond to rudeness and bad behavior without losing your cool
It's well past time to get serious about gun safety. Their lives depend on it.
Here's why your kid might be struggling and how to handle it
A mom reveals the sleep strategies that work for her autistic son
A variety of skin diseases appear to be worsened by climate change
Behavioral telehealth program offers modern-day house calls to families in rural and underserved communities
High-tech ways to keep your family safe
Simple, easy-to-follow rules for every phone-carrying kid
ChooseLife.org aims to end teen suicide by 2030
Tips on how to be appropriately involved in your child's school
Growing up is hard to do and music brings instant relief
Back-to-school is a really challenging time for kids
It's in more places than you think
Go beyond "You'll be fine"
One mom’s defense of the value of moving on
When and how to start caring for your child’s teeth
Plus, how late is too late for them to sleep in during the summer?
Does your teen know these essential life skills?
Are we just asking them to be better liars?
What health experts say about marijuana use during pregnancy
How to foster body positivity amidst diet culture and fat-shaming
Introduce a ‘rainbow’ of options, plus snag a kid-friendly energy bar recipe
Don't put a dent in the independence you're supposed to be fostering
Have a sporty kid? Here's how to cope with poor air quality
Instill appreciation and gratitude in your children with these tips
Experts offer 8 approaches to broaching the topic
What parents need to know
Sleep, run, play, repeat!
The short version? Play heals.
Easy ways to lighten up your daily routine
The latest studies on kids and the importance of play
Three ways to slow down the progression of myopia in kids
A Q&A with Dr. Swanson, AKA Mama Doc
Sweet dreams are possible with these tips for better zzz's
It's a bigger issue than you think
A new guide reveals the top picks for 2019
Accidents and injuries spike at this time of year. Here’s help.
Don't freeze when they ask about the birds and the bees
End epic food battles for good.
Awesome apps that'll keep your family's personal health info organized
How to create a “cozy corner” and more
Everything you need to know to keep your kids safe
Are car rides interfering with your child's usual nap schedule? Here's what to do
New project promotes safe, informed birth practices
These innovative apps can open doors to kids' learning
Is tech ruining our manners?
How to have the hard conversations
Top tips you don't want to miss
Learning amazing feats is possible for everybody
Is it a cold or allergies?
We've still got a tobacco problem
And parents' creative solutions to keeping kids unplugged
And parents everywhere are rejoicing
What not to say when your child comes to you
Are your kids safe from these common medicines?
It shouldn't take a viral prank to get us worried about what kids see and do online
On National Tooth Fairy Day
Fewer kids are playing youth sports
Here's how to apply for this new grant
Experts on trauma and child well-being offer perspectives on collective healing
How to cope with anxiety and be present
What parents need to know about anxiety-related abdominal pain
How to make the 5 o'clock witching hour less stressful
How new parents can keep prediabetes in check
Serve up these yummy appetizers for the big game
Over 100 schools in King County at risk
Watch this Bellevue native's perfect 10 routine now
What to look out for and when to seek medical advice
Surprising new research may make you think twice
Growing up with guidance can make all the difference
Why our kids are so anxious and how we can help
Teens who vape “just flavoring” might get more than they bargain for.
Struggling with sleep schedules? Here are some solutions
The results of the November 2018 midterm elections on I-1639
Why you need to know about pelvic floor physical therapy
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Children's offers her advice
Talking about depression as a family
Because sometimes you run out of batteries
Sudden infant death syndrome is the leading cause of death in infants, here’s how you can help change that
2018 midterm election races to watch in Washington state
Join a conversation with Parkland survivors in Seattle
A local student's take on I-1639
Laura Kastner, Ph.D., offers this advice for talking to your kid about consent
A behavior analyst develops a 15-minute fix
How to approach and discuss a complex topic with your kids
What to look for and what to do
Advice on parenting siblings of children with special needs
What one mom learned after a fateful hair appointment
Raising kids with bodily autonomy in the #MeToo era
What's next for the controversial Washington state initiative
Local author Bonnie J. Rough talks sex ed at Sept. 11 Town Hall event
Have you heard of it?
A mother's advice for advocates for gun law reform
A parent of two disabled young adults shares this advice
Ideas for what to do as we make it through this horrible weather
After overhearing a conversation in her child's class, this mom urges us to take action
Cornish Preparatory Dance program welcomes all dancers
A doctor and former student athlete on what to expect and how to plan
Don't overlook these tips
Having trouble potty training?
A Q&A with Aidan Key of Gender Diversity
"Children easily see, name and embrace differences, so use the momentum of their observances to talk about such topics."
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies the initiative
A mom shares her advice after her daughter and son start eating vegan and vegetarian
"A car can heat up 19 degrees in just 10 minutes."
Keep this list handy for a safe summer
Read this before those fall sports practices start
Two pros, one con and how to teach at home
Summer is the perfect time to clean house and keep them safe
A mom explains why she’s backing Washington state’s newest gun safety initiative
A mom in South Carolina shares her experience as a gun owner
If you're vaccinated, don't worry, say public health officials
I-1639 will likely be on the ballot in November, say officials
Two local athletes grace a national magazine cover and remind us all of this important lesson
How to survive the journey
Sleep solutions for restless kids and modern families
How to talk about it
Nurture confidence and self-reliance during the summer break
Why you should just ASK
5 questions with a local doctor
Would you say yes?
And for parents, too
Make the most out of this family adventure
Make it fun with these ideas from parents like you
Because not talking about suicide is worse
Stop and read this before you spray
The Alliance for Gun Responsibility is now collecting signatures for I-1639
7 things you can do right now in support of gun safety
Consider three things: people, places, preparation
Nutritious recipes for nursing mamas
And other ways to support LGBTQ youth
The tennis pro's powerful message for moms
It only takes three steps
An age-by-age guide
What to do and what to say
A new guide reveals the top picks for 2018
I-1639 needs signatures to get on November ballot
Here's what's wrong with the language of attack and destroy
Even months-old kiddos will benefit from these tips
In non-negotiable parenting situations, practice these solutions
"If God made me, why is it wrong to have a body?”
What the stats suggest
Do your teens possess this valuable life skill?
7 essential tips for encouraging better hygiene
Seattle Children's hosts a Mental Wellness Fair
It's more common than you think
Sleep solutions for modern families
Is resilience the answer to a stressed kid?
Hear it from a mother of two and former therapist
What you need to know about their work
He plays with airsoft rifles, but couldn't hurt a flea
Treehouse’s Driver’s Assistance program
It's on our minds.
When a kid can turn toast into a weapon, what's a parent to do?
The short answer: Hold the honey
What you need to know about selective mutism
The 'helper's high' teens get from leading
Things get even more confusing when you add kids to the mix
17 Minutes That Stopped Schools
All it took: a beautiful box, a love of animals and a snowstorm
We need to help boys develop a full repertoire of social and emotional skills
Because being in a relationship wasn't hard enough already
You can talk about your kid's weight without shame
We won't find a solution with partisan politics
Imagination is all you need to recreate PyeongChang
Parents often are left to figure out for themselves what to buy — and where
It might surprise you
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris opens up about childhood trauma — and how to heal
Laura Kastner, Ph.D., talks strategies for getting to calm
Common sense gun laws are gaining ground in Olympia
Don’t wait until they’re a teen to have this talk
What to do when it’s more “ouch” than “ahhh”
Sentencing of the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor is a model for justice in sexual assault cases
A psychologist weighs in on how to combat gender violence in daughters and sons
Help your kids safely explore sexuality
Both bills will head to the House
How race, gender and economic inequality contribute to child sex trafficking
What we can do about it
New research shows a surprising link between colic and infant gut biomes
New book helps parents nurture creativity and resilience
These creative approaches put an end to meal-time battles
Reconsider how and when you have this important conversation
This tween put weighted blankets to the test
Health care is going virtual, but is that a good thing for families?
Don’t wait for this conversation, say medical and parenting pros
Yes, you can keep those New Year's resolutions
Tips for keeping your cool
7 things to consider when your child comes out as transgender
Child development research explores how children learn to be grateful
How one technique stops tantrums in their tracks
Five tips for discussing mature current events with little kids
New research uncovers how parents can teach their kids the value of hard work
Simple secrets for turning the 'gimme' into giving
Practical tips for handling the hurt
A doctor's case for why you shouldn't skip the shot
Maximize the teen years with these pro tips
How to know if the time is right
We all want the same thing. So why aren't we talking about it?
As parents we might not be ready to talk about sexual harassment and assault — but we need to be
Families face premium hikes, shorter enrollment periods and an uncertain future
Movements like #MeToo aren't enough when victims are still forced to endure abuse by the justice system
Tips from a mom who's been there
'I am really heartbroken that my den leader ... decided to kick me out'
Scientists say a major earthquake is coming to Seattle. Are you ready?
Football may be America’s sport but Seahawks love doesn't come cheap
Helpful advice for talking about rape with your sons and daughters
How to foster emotional intelligence in your children
Families turn to the Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center
This baby sleep aid is anything but safe
Next time, try this
Frustrated parents take to social media after Las Vegas shooting
Life-saving tips from a mom who's been there
What this mom learned fighting for her daughter with autism
An over-emphasis on fun isn't good for kids or parents
It's not easy but these tips will help
Don't make the loot disappear. Instead, use Halloween candy to teach valuable life skills
Seattle mom launches "See a Needle?" website to help parents educate their kids about used needles
Talk to your kids about bullying before they become bullies
Social media is here to stay but at what cost?
Simple tips to boost your child's immune system
A Q&A with clinical psychologist Chris McCurry
Advice from a Seattle Children’s Hospital psychiatrist
How to survive an outbreak with your sanity intact
Warning signs, resources and how to help your child
Improve academic success without having to say "do your homework" a million times
Why you might hear your pediatrician mention this
Breastfeeding journeys often look different for Black parents
Nearly 800 3-year-olds with special needs graduated this week
Your cautious kid can be independent with these tips
The talk you must have with your children
The #TreeOfLife campaign celebrates World Breastfeeding Awareness Week
Help your night-owl teens rise and shine
Learn how to reset your kid's body clock for back-to-school
Seriously, have you ever had as much fun as they're having?
You need to step up, but it's not what you think
How playtime boosts learning for toddlers and preschoolers
“Did you hear that man?”
Does your family keep a gun In the house?
We swear this will help
Don't hit a sour note
Stay safe this summer with this health advice
3 ways to prepare your child to be safe in public and at home
Advice from a clinical psychologist
It's hard enough for adults to do — what about kids?
A mother reflects on what she's learned as a parent
What a new study out of Portland reveals about gender and sports
Tough conversation that you need to have
A mother shares how she supports her son as he ages
Should we worry when our kids play on rubber pellets made from used tires?
Having a child show preference for one parent over another can hurt — here's how to handle the situation
A former professional soccer player challenges parents and teams
How do we keep kids from the temptation of pot-laced treats?
Brain development expert Dr. Linda Chamberlain shares insights
Simply tuning in can help
Whatever their age, kids can get a boost with these tips
Experts say teens are more at risk than parents think
New collection systems help you keep potentially deadly opioids away from kids
Parent use tech tools to drive innovation
Find time for fitness no matter your child's age
There are ups and downs to bringing tech along this winter
The three words I banned so my child could learn to express herself
How to navigate the reality of a sexually active teen
PCC chef Jackie whips up this filling snack
Teen + driver's license = new worries, new rules and lessons in letting go
The University of Washington shares new research on the importance of play
Whole-food tips and recipes
Face it: Your kid will see porn
Get happier and healthier through "telemedicine"
A daughter's confession inspires a mother to change
Incentivizing positive behaviors in children is helpful but is it healthy?
Genuinely praise your children and see self-confidence bloom
How to foster work ethic
Parents, here's the latest in how to get positive results
PCC stops by Macrina Bakery for this hearty, wholesome recipe
Washington voters consider extreme risk protection orders
What CB 118794 means for your family
Navigating college admissions in the age of social media
6 things teens need to know about writing a personal statement for their dream college
Robotics and other tech tools are teaching kids with special needs in new ways
Earlier research also found an increase in suicide
New must-read books for your family
How horseback riding can improve focus and self-confidence for kids with special needs
A gaming group that feels like play, not work
Seattle's Margaret Chiavetta on why we need more fictional characters with special needs
Welcome the new season with this healthy, savory muffin recipe
Mothers of black boys share their fear and anxiety
Introduce these apps, games and websites to inspire and teach
An adult looks back on her childhood as a fat kid
6 strategies for being home alone with tots
A 16-year-old invites everyone to the table
A Gig Harbor mom on raising her boys while staring down cancer
Headphones, surgical tubing and wiggle seats are helping kids learn better
Smaller spaces, bigger changes for schools catering to the youngest students
Do your kids know how to manage money?
5 ways to start a productive conversation
What does lower teen pregnancy rates? Contraceptives
4 global, homemade baby food recipes
Help your tween or teenage daughter help herself
Here's what you need to know about the gap year trend
This is a crucial age for brain development
Ways to make your child's transition to college smoother
Even picky eaters will love this healthy option
What doctors are doing to find a cure for common food allergies
A Seattle mom discusses how to get involved locally
Angry, confused and upset, one Seattle mom seeks advice
An educational psychologist shares the secrets of the teenage brain
Here's everything you need to know, from paperwork to mental prep
50 cool kids make their on-screen debut
They're essential, yet many schools lack them
Get a glimpse of 10 kids' hopes and fears
Master nap time with this expert advice
How to help your middle schooler
PCC and ParentMap present a summer twist on a classic
Celebrate sports all year with these classics
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise among
It could happen to anyone — how to prepare
The Committee for Children inspires kids to stay mindful
Turn that frown upside down with this fun family game
How we finally got our son out of diapers
The tooth fairy’s going rate has nothing on this new therapy
Learn about the Organic Garden programs at Seattle Children's Hospital and make this fabulous salad dressing!
Heavy conversations get a lift with these reading suggestions
Our most popular articles about behavior and discipline
Terrified by the thought of your kid going for a spin? Tech to the rescue
Visit some cage-free hens and cook with us on the PCC Tastemobile
When you and your child are frustrated, respond with compassion
Yes, but studies show it may not be healthy
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
Should you worry about board book Bard and graphic novel Dickens? The experts weigh in.
Try this to turn 'I'm so dumb' into something positive
Give these four-ingredient pineapple buttermilk smoothies a whirl
Is your teen genetically predisposed to a disease?
What schools are (and aren’t) teaching kids
4 simple steps to make visits to the dentist smooth and happy for everyone
7 essentials for raising children who succeed
This sausage ragù takes about 30 minutes and kids love it!
Washington was recently ranked sixth in the nation for least affordable child care — from cost to career, here's how it affects young families
When it comes to kindergarten, many families wonder whether to play up or down
Where kids with special needs, from physical or medical challenges to autism, can have an unforgettable camp experience
Need a nurse? Funding cuts hurt local schools
Entering womanhood? Try an app for that
This quick treat features Ellenos Yogurt
The top three college-related conversations parents should have with their students in middle school or as they transition to high school
See who won!
Get the details on this photo contest
How the Pure Food Kids Foundation is turning kids into "food detectives"
9 family-friendly movies about food
Learn what sugar does to our bodies
Try giving your teen one of these books
Here are three feeding challenges and how to beat them
From enamel issues to thumb sucking, what you need to know
Boost your immune system this flu season
A mother reflects on her two sons, one with ADHD and one without
Why it’s not enough to tell your children "all bodies are beautiful"
This healthy option is worth sharing!
This recipe is as tasty as it is filling
Warm up with these filling recipe
5 methods of self-care to help parents of special needs children recharge, reset and rally for the next set of challenges
What the father of a son with autism learned about himself
Good food, made easy with Chef Jackie of PCC Natural Markets
New discoveries about the brain — from language to autism to stress — have widened the window into understanding and influencing a child's development
Stretching our minds with boggling new brain-science research and savoring summer with brain-freezing treats
When your child has a conflict with another child on the playground, how can you respectfully step in?
How you can instill healthy sleep habits in your teen, from limiting electronics before bed to creating a family evening 'cooldown' routine
Tulle for school? Yep — check out these fab and fun styles and accessories for fall 2015
Three indicators that a child is ready for kindergarten, plus teacher expectations and what parents should look for in a school
The hottest new lunch gear and backpacks, from eco-friendly lunch boxes to kid-friendly thermoses
Fuel up with this recipe from Chef Jackie
Doctors say it's not safe for pregnant women to manage the pain of pregnancy with prescription painkillers
Here's all you need to know, from Washington's rules and available driver's ed classes, to teens opting out and new road concerns
Here's the when, where and how to take the plunge and enroll your little one in swimming lessons
When her daughter turns 13, one mom reflects on becoming a mother of a teenager, and all the new struggles and experiences that being a 'teen mom' entails
Good food, made easy!
From math basics to learning how to follow directions, these 6 apps will help your preschooler learn important skills for entering kindergarten
What new research says about how young kids use social observation and imitation to learn STEM
A new study reveals what toddlers as young as two understand about the sounds they make
5 things parents should teach their children early about bodies and consent
The latest news on vaccination research and new concerns for parents, from vaccine safety to exemption rates in schools
Michael Bennett talks about balancing life as a Seahawk and life at home with this family
Kids in daycares are sedentary 73 percent of their day
One parent asks whether her child's clinginess is normal, or if the behavior is a sign of something more serious
This mom sits down for dinner only to find herself chasing the kids back to their seats minutes later. Our expert has 4 tips to make the most of mealtime
While girls thrive under the global 'girl power' trend, boys are not getting the support they need and are falling behind academically and emotionally
Local babysitting classes, first-aid training, pay rates and more
One father changes his perspective on Pinocchio parenting
This comforting recipe will be a hit with the whole family
These pies pack a punch!
Dive in to this delicious, heart-healthy recipe!
From animal care to trail-building to radio work, fun ways kids can give back
Healthy and delicious? It's possible
The 3 steps for achieving same-page parenting when it comes to your kids
How to encourage balanced growth in your preschooler
Your questions answered about co-op preschool's cost, commitment and education model
Kick that complaining and whining to the curb
One mom finds relief from the guilt of wanting a baby girl in a family full of boys
Consider these important factors to ensure the best preschool experience for your child
Academics = success? It’s just not that simple!
Learn how to make this tater-ific twist on the traditional taco
Good to eat all year!
Try this hearty breakfast for when you're on the go
Perfect for breakfast, lunch and snack time!
This recipe makes veggies appetizing to even the pickiest of eaters
New research shows babies are consuming unsafe levels of phthalates, and the culprit is not what some parents think
Easy, fun and delicious!
Sneak in some veggies with this tasty recipe
Whip up something fresh with this veggie-packed snack
Meet your new go-to after-school snack
A perfect anytime treat that's sweet to eat!
Cracking the nut on new treatments
All the taste with less of the guilt!
Risk factors, resources and more
Serve up something healthy and delicious with this recipe
Ways families can get involved to counteract our culture of violence
A family’s story of guns and domestic violence
A note from our publisher
Why and how parents can parent mindfully
30 Of the Best Educational Android Apps for Kids
40 of the Best Smart Phone Apps for Kids and Parents
No chore undone with these creative charts
Your primer for preschool picking
What makes music so magical to young children?
Tips for supporting parents whose children face challenges
So, we’re not churchy — but does that mean we don’t have faith?
Practical tips to encourage your kid to find a friend
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Why autism is mystifying and maddening to the medical community
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