Help keep your community healthy by staying up-to-date on vaccinations
Talking about suicide is the starting point for keeping kids safe
Safety information about window falls and hot cars
A conversation with Devorah Heitner, Ph.D.
4 smartphone alternatives to consider for your child
UV protective hats, tents, swimwear, rash guards and more
Devices that offer peace of mind when kids begin to roam free
Stay safe and enjoy summer!
Take these simple actions to protect children from ingesting batteries by accident
Expert tips for making sure helmets are providing maximum safety
Keep your kids safe this summer in and around the water
The importance of trusted adults in your child’s life
How to protect your family from this year’s flu
How to get started, be safe and have a slip-slidin’ blast
Gun violence is the leading cause of death for American children
Advice from a Seattle Children’s Hospital psychiatrist
Risky play increases physical activity, social skills, risk tolerance skills, resilience and self-confidence
We don't know when an emergency will happen, but we can practice being prepared
Why you should just ASK
Stay safe while staying cool
New national hotline offers mental health support
British study finds “gradual lockdown” of childhood
More than 220 Americans were killed with guns over the holiday. Seven of them were in my hometown.
Stay calm and answer questions honestly
Warmer weather means open windows — and more risk of children falling out of them
For safe water play, stay within arm's reach
Get your kids pedaling with our tips for parents
Exposure to distressing news can affect kids’ overall well-being
Expert considerations for safely and ethically hiring in-home help
Local health experts address parents’ key questions
What you — and your kid — can do to stop bullying
Top tips for a healthy back-to-school season
Back-to-school is a really challenging time for kids
Masks that will best protect your school-age kids from COVID-19
Teaching kids to walk or bike to school is easier and safer than you think
Check your cabinets for Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol products
What to do and where to go after bumps, falls, goose eggs and other head injuries
How to practice kindness, compassion and patience as we return to ‘normal’
A doctor discusses school, vaccine safety and visiting grandparents
Local sex educators offer tips and resources
Trials need to prove the vaccine is safe and effective in children
Keeping unlocked firearms at home dramatically increases the risk of suicidal or unintentional shooting
An infectious diseases expert answers your top questions
A Parkland mom wants parents to know about gun safety
Ideas for what to do as we make it through this horrible weather
Critical steps to keep your kids healthy this fall
Answers to your questions about playgrounds, asthma and more
Considerations for parents of sporty kids
The latest info on the safest SPF
A doctor's take on traveling safely with the family amid COVID-19
“A car can heat up 19 degrees in just 10 minutes.”
Accidental injuries peak during summer months. Here’s how to keep kids safer at home this summer
Reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown raises questions for working parents
A Committee for Children campaign teaches parents how to talk with their children about online abuse
Tips and talking points for parents
And how to convince them to wear one
Tips for keeping teens safe during this challenging time
‘The little things actually matter right now’
Why experts are worried about child abuse during and after the pandemic, and what’s being done to help
A psychologist's take on helping your family through anxious times
What experts say you should do to help your child cope with scary news
Organizations offering essential assistance to families
Creative ways to increase fun, generosity and connection during the coronavirus crisis
What you’re probably worried about and what you can do right now
Pressing information about car seat safety
Seattle Children’s on the safety information every parent needs to know about
“Personal or philosophical” exemption no longer qualifies, per state law
It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it ... or do they?
How to protect your child's privacy
How to prepare both house and kids for fire safety, earthquake safety and everyday safety
How to bolster kids’ coping abilities
Are you talking to your child?
Busy roads, free-ranging after dark and more safety concerns you've been wondering about
It's well past time to get serious about gun safety. Their lives depend on it.
High-tech ways to keep your family safe
It's in more places than you think
Mass shootings. Hate speech. Racist rhetoric. Where do parents even begin?
Should you let your kids take to the streets alone?
What parents need to know
A teacher on what you can do if you really appreciate educators
Accidents and injuries spike at this time of year. Here’s help.
A licensed dog trainer shares her insider's knowledge
Everything you need to know to keep your kids safe
Laura Kastner, Ph.D., offers this advice
A rocking activity chair, a hideaway cocoon, a waterproof weighted blanket and more!
How to have the hard conversations
And why she says you should try it, too
We've still got a tobacco problem
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
School extended a full week
There has to be a better way
Our intrepid testers give it a whirl
the devastating impact on kids
A Seattle mom on the true cost of the government shutdown
“Is this the best a man can get?”
Five ways to handle your (or your child’s) “eco-anxiety”
Surprising new research may make you think twice
Teens who vape “just flavoring” might get more than they bargain for.
The results of the November 2018 midterm elections on I-1639
It's okay to punch the bully?
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
3 tips for raising kids who understand what they're seeing
A local student's take on I-1639
Laura Kastner, Ph.D., offers this advice for talking to your kid about consent
What's next for the controversial Washington state initiative
Have you heard of it?
A mother's advice for advocates for gun law reform
After overhearing a conversation in her child's class, this mom urges us to take action
Latest news about the Monsanto cereal story and safe breakfast alternatives
A doctor and former student athlete on what to expect and how to plan
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies the initiative
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
I-1639 will likely be on the ballot in November, say officials
A note from ParentMap's CEO and publisher
And for parents, too
4 products to know about
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
"Kids are no longer socializing and connecting face to face."
"It’s not like you can say no when there are a hundred of your peers watching in the lunchroom."
An age-by-age guide
I-1639 needs signatures to get on November ballot
And should you let your kid join in?
He plays with airsoft rifles, but couldn't hurt a flea
Words and photos from those who marched
It's on our minds.
When a kid can turn toast into a weapon, what's a parent to do?
Details on the March 24 event
A mother comes to terms with her daughter's decision
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
In the #MeToo era, these '80s movies feel outdated — but ripe for conversation with kids
Mayor Jenny Durkan invites families to a town hall on March 8
A school psychologist and former Marine speaks out
What we can learn in Washington State
We won't find a solution with partisan politics
What to know before you go
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris opens up about childhood trauma — and how to heal
Common sense gun laws are gaining ground in Olympia
And how to talk to them if they are
A mother refuses to pass her fears on
Sentencing of the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor is a model for justice in sexual assault cases
Expert tips for keeping kids safe from online challenges
A psychologist weighs in on how to combat gender violence in daughters and sons
How race, gender and economic inequality contribute to child sex trafficking
The death of WSU quarterback Tyler Hilinski is a call to action
Legal shouldn't be confused with safe
Don’t wait for this conversation, say medical and parenting pros
Five tips for discussing mature current events with little kids
How to keep your kids safe
A doctor's case for why you shouldn't skip the shot
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
Movements like #MeToo aren't enough when victims are still forced to endure abuse by the justice system
5 black parents weigh in on the holiday and their kids
Scientists say a major earthquake is coming to Seattle. Are you ready?
Helpful advice for talking about rape with your sons and daughters
This baby sleep aid is anything but safe
Frustrated parents take to social media after Las Vegas shooting
The policy rolls back Obama-era protections for victims of sexual assault
Seattle mom launches "See a Needle?" website to help parents educate their kids about used needles
The Michelle Carter suicide texting case is a lesson for parents
"Black students are automatically seen as guilty"
“Did you hear that man?”
Does your family keep a gun In the house?
Because ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away
And why shielding them can do more harm than good
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
Tough conversation that you need to have
Lecture with Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana
New collection systems help you keep potentially deadly opioids away from kids
Washington voters consider extreme risk protection orders
What CB 118794 means for your family
Mothers of black boys share their fear and anxiety
It could happen to anyone — how to prepare
Seattle parenting lecture on free-range parenting
"You will wear your shorts with pride, and I will support you every step of the way"
Young girl getting her temperature taken
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