Tips for using Montessori ideas at home to foster your child's strengths
Foster self-confidence, social development and focus
Why your kid is acting out and how to handle it
What could be behind the overreactions, tantrums, meltdowns and more
How to practice kindness, compassion and patience as we return to ‘normal’
Essential tips for encouraging better hygiene
Easy ways to lighten up your daily routine
Skip the “motivational talk” and try these effective strategies instead
Effective strategies to reach a calmer approach to family conflict
Essential tips and strategies for parents
How to promote peace between siblings
Age-by-age life skills your kids should know
Easing coronavirus anxiety as a family
Relationship management is a big part of it
Turn trash into treasure and encourage kids' creative play
Avoid the meltdown before it even begins
Weathering seasonal sadness and more serious mental health concerns during the dark winter months
One mindset helps kids succeed, the other holds them back
Tips for raising happy kids who look on the bright side
How to recognize it and how to deal with it — whether your kid is the victim, at fault or a bystander
What you — and your kid — can do to stop bullying
Are we just asking them to be better liars?
A simple craft to help lower your child's anxiety
Who says so? Science.
In non-negotiable parenting situations, practice these solutions
7 tips for parenting easily distressed kids
Take inspiration from local parents’ breakthroughs
Growing up is hard to do and music brings instant relief
Effective parenting melds authoritative discipline with fairness — here's how to do it
Raising emotionally intelligent kids starts with you
Helping your tween and teen girls navigate disrupted daily routines
An educator's take on motivating students while distance learning
How to help them flex that emotional-intelligence muscle
Families need support, not added pressure
Cheap and sneaky ideas for parents
And how to choose a program that works for your student’s needs
How to tell if your teen needs help
Four ways to start applying positive self-talk today
He's helping shape Seattle Public Schools' programs and policies around social-emotional learning
Family tips for navigating the digital world
The ‘Master of the Forks’ gambit and other top tips from a preschool teacher’s bag of tricks
One mom lists the parenting phrases that came back to haunt her
Seattle therapist and sex educator Jo Langford gives his advice
Symptoms, mental health support and more
Try less talk, more action
Solutions for parenting strong-willed kids
Building body positivity starts at home
It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it ... or do they?
What you need to know about preventing teen marijuana use
‘N’ is for negotiating skills
Plant the seed of empathy using these suggestions
The solution? Don’t just do something, stand there!
And why it's important
Getting kids involved in advocacy
Meet Jenny Lisk, creator of “The Widowed Parent” podcast
What to do when your kid fibs and lies
Teaching kids kindness, empathy and moral courage
Exposure to distressing news can affect kids' overall well-being
They'll be happier for it and so will you
An SEL expert shares the benefits of teaching our teens these skills
Respond to rudeness and bad behavior without losing your cool
Behavioral telehealth program offers modern-day house calls to families in rural and underserved communities
Practical advice from a parent who's been there.
It's in more places than you think
Go beyond "You'll be fine"
One mom’s defense of the value of moving on
The unfunny consequences of ‘humorous’ statements that denigrate children
Raising enthusiastic self-starters
How to foster body positivity amidst diet culture and fat-shaming
Don't put a dent in the independence you're supposed to be fostering
Hopper’s final words to Eleven capture the wisdom of raising teens
Instill appreciation and gratitude in your children with these tips
Experts offer 8 approaches to broaching the topic
Sleep, run, play, repeat!
The short version? Play heals.
Grooming doesn't have to be a struggle with these tips
The latest studies on kids and the importance of play
It's a bigger issue than you think
A teacher on what you can do if you really appreciate educators
End epic food battles for good.
A relationship guru shares his expert advice
How to best support your child’s unique style
Is tech ruining our manners?
A rocking activity chair, a hideaway cocoon, a waterproof weighted blanket and more!
Get more than 'fine' with these questions
Be the screen-time superhero your kid needs
And why you should be grateful, too
So why are Seattle-area schools still doing it?
And parents everywhere are rejoicing
Fewer kids are playing youth sports
How to tame toddler tantrums and teach empathy
How to cope with anxiety and be present
How to make the 5 o'clock witching hour less stressful
The answer may surprise you
“Is this the best a man can get?”
Why looking at your phone when the kids are around actually matters
The unexpected upsides of having a third kid
You need these tips
3 tips for raising kids who understand what they're seeing
A parenting expert on dealing with tween and teen drama
How this mom had to rethink Halloween when her kids went solo
A behavior analyst develops a 15-minute fix
What to look for and what to do
How to motivate your kid and ask the right questions
This advice from a parent who's been there actually works
A parent of two disabled young adults shares this advice
Yes, it's almost time. Are you prepared?
The reminder we all need when parenting a tween
A researcher at the University of Washington on swing shifts and parenting
How to survive the journey
How to talk about it
Nurture confidence and self-reliance during the summer break
Make the most out of this family adventure
It only takes three steps
What to do and what to say
"I wasn't raised to be ashamed of my heritage or my skin."
Do your teens possess this valuable life skill?
Is resilience the answer to a stressed kid?
Hear it from a mother of two and former therapist
Solo play is healthy, entertaining and essential
Rick Hanson on his new book "Resilient"
When a kid can turn toast into a weapon, what's a parent to do?
What you need to know about selective mutism
One mom explains why this misconception is way off-base
A Q&A with Seattle parent and author Ijeoma Oluo
Because being in a relationship wasn't hard enough already
It might surprise you
How do you cultivate compassion in children in a culture that centers vitriol and division?
It's not as hard as it may seem
Join us for a Facebook Live with the bestselling author
And how to talk to them if they are
Consider Singaporean 'kangaroo parenting' instead
Don’t wait until they’re a teen to have this talk
A psychologist weighs in on how to combat gender violence in daughters and sons
What we can do about it
New book helps parents nurture creativity and resilience
We can't just talk the talk
Don’t wait for this conversation, say medical and parenting pros
Join us for a lecture event with bestselling author Dr. Dan Siegel
Child development research explores how children learn to be grateful
How one technique stops tantrums in their tracks
New research uncovers how parents can teach their kids the value of hard work
A well-known local toy seller talks about the future of play
Simple secrets for turning the 'gimme' into giving
Lecture and resource fair for atypical learners
Maximize the teen years with these pro tips
How to know if the time is right
One mom's advice: Make it a teachable moment
How to foster emotional intelligence in your children
Next time, try this
An over-emphasis on fun isn't good for kids or parents
How one mom responded to her son's misbehavior at school
Talk to your kids about bullying before they become bullies
Social media is here to stay but at what cost?
A Q&A with clinical psychologist Chris McCurry
A parenting pro recommends you stay SOBER
Improve academic success without having to say "do your homework" a million times
Your cautious kid can be independent with these tips
The talk you must have with your children
Teaching your child the power of action
You need to step up, but it's not what you think
Why this psychologist advocates for making parenting playful
We swear this will help
4 parenting-on-stage dilemmas and how to cope
Advice from a clinical psychologist
It's hard enough for adults to do — what about kids?
Don't let bedwetting keep your child from having fun at camp
How to connect with your children through bedtime rituals
"Freedom's progress depends on disobedient children"
Having a child show preference for one parent over another can hurt — here's how to handle the situation
Embracing failure as a kid can help foster success in adulthood
A word from our publisher in March 2017
Brain development expert Dr. Linda Chamberlain shares insights
Simply tuning in can help
Lecture with Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D.
New collection systems help you keep potentially deadly opioids away from kids
Incentivizing positive behaviors in children is helpful but is it healthy?
How to identify your kid's unique learning style
Genuinely praise your children and see self-confidence bloom
How to foster work ethic
Here's how to get positive results from negative consequences
What you need to know about random drug tests
Earlier research also found an increase in suicide
Introduce these apps, games and websites to inspire and teach
Headphones, surgical tubing and wiggle seats are helping kids learn better
This is a crucial age for brain development
A moving documentary that follows boys and young men in America
Turn that frown upside down with this fun family game
Our most popular articles about behavior and discipline
When you and your child are frustrated, respond with compassion
Yes, but studies show it may not be healthy
Try this to turn 'I'm so dumb' into something positive
Here are three feeding challenges and how to beat them
Seattle parenting lecture on free-range parenting
Issaquah parenting lecture on turning worrying into growing
A mother reflects on her two sons, one with ADHD and one without
The earlier we address bullying, the better — here are 8 books that will give your child strategies for coping and communicating
By Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D.
While girls thrive under the global 'girl power' trend, boys are not getting the support they need and are falling behind academically and emotionally
One father changes his perspective on Pinocchio parenting
Kick that complaining and whining to the curb
These days, there’s an app for that
So, we’re not churchy — but does that mean we don’t have faith?