And how to convince them to wear one
Sample schedule and other ideas for kids with ASD
They'll be playing outside all summer
Our family guide to getting started with backyard chickens
Parents share tips and tricks for dealing during social distancing
Highlights from the first month at home
Because sometimes you run out of batteries
Seattle Children’s Hospital teachers offer advice during COVID-19 school closures
Seven ways to make it happen
A local educator’s view
Help your kids bond with these supportive stories
Lots of time at home leads to sewing, potty-training and more
Awesome virtual experiences to engage kids while they’re home
What experts say you should do to help your child cope with scary news
Being there for your loved ones without physically being there
Beat cabin fever with a family game night
Organizations offering essential assistance to families
Creative ways to increase fun, generosity and connection during the coronavirus crisis
Don't let a bad morning ruin your whole day
Stock up on the right ingredients and save multiple trips to the store
Why teens don't sleep enough, and how to help
Hint: Don't tie chores to allowance
Essential money management tips all parents should know
Feeling a crunch? You're not alone.
Don’t be sleepless this spring
Look out, Marie Kondo
Healthy sleep habits to help them wind down
We went straight to the source to find out
We're just here for the uninterrupted naptime
Try less talk, more action
Practical but perfect gifts that a mom will appreciate
Cut the clutter and manage the mess with these storage products
Sledding, igloos, snow cream, craft ideas, online classes and more!
Top tips for traveling with a preschooler
It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it ... or do they?
5 ideas to help keep the peace
How to protect your family from this year's flu
It's not going to be easy, but these tips can help
A mom on how she convinced family to give her kids less stuff
How to make family holiday cards on a budget
How to manage the daily grind and keep everyone on track
"I can't say I wasn't warned..."
3 conversations to have when your adult kid moves in
They'll be happier for it and so will you
4 expert tips for managing parental separation anxiety
Your college-bound teen will thank you later
7 tips for parenting easily distressed kids
Habit tracking can give your family an edge
These tips will save you
Here's why your kid might be struggling and how to handle it
How to deal with grandparents who don’t play fair
Practical advice from a parent who's been there.
Tips on how to be appropriately involved in your child's school
It's in more places than you think
Best backpacks, lunch boxes, water bottles and lunch bags
Mass shootings. Hate speech. Racist rhetoric. Where do parents even begin?
Perfect pictures — and other fun ideas — made easy
Our readers' top tips on supplies, lunches, organization, more
Creative ways to get kids outside and in nature
Tips and time-saving tricks to ease you back into the new school year, from school lunch to homework to organizing
You'll be singing "Come Fly With Me" in no time
Advice from parents who've been there
Are we just asking them to be better liars?
Raising enthusiastic self-starters
Choreograph your BTS routines to be in step with these expert tips
Don't put a dent in the independence you're supposed to be fostering
Bonus: No more scrambling to buy the perfect party gift
Experts offer 8 approaches to broaching the topic
It turns out our kids’ fear of hand dryers is not unfounded
It's worth the trip for these products alone
This year's winners and finalists
Grooming doesn't have to be a struggle with these tips
Easy ways to lighten up your daily routine
School-break strategies for combating the summer slide
You can do this
Sneak in a date night some evening this summer
Sorry, Rachel Hollis
"If you want to stand out, work.”
A licensed dog trainer shares her insider's knowledge
Dishes and relationship stress
A relationship guru shares his expert advice
Awesome apps that'll keep your family's personal health info organized
Confronting hateful speech in families
Your checklist for a stress-free trip
How to best support your child’s unique style
Don't give up on homework — it's more important than you think
It's not just brain benefits; one dad on another important reason music rocks
Plus, what people plan to spend on summer break babysitting
Be the screen-time superhero your kid needs
Easy ideas for bonding with your kids
It's not just elite institutions that are the problem
On National Tooth Fairy Day
Where there’s a will, there’s a will
Is your family financially healthy?
Here's how to apply for this new grant
Why this strategy pays off
In defense of a hot-mess household
Being child-free is not an invitation for insensitive comments
“Is this the best a man can get?”
Simple ways to break down gender norms at home
Healthy one-pan supper recipes for busy evenings
A mother's plea to relax this season
These families chose faith-based education — here's why
Struggling with sleep schedules? Here are some solutions
The best gift of all? Sanity
Three single moms on how they parent their kids
Why looking at your phone when the kids are around actually matters
“Time to Parent” by Julie Morgenstern helps parents manage their time better
Because what better season for it, right?
It's okay to punch the bully?
The answer is...
Here's how to become a camping planner pro
You need these tips
Easy + healthy = happy family dinners
Family dinners made easy
How to be a good parent coach and help the whole team thrive
3 tips for raising kids who understand what they're seeing
Advice from a mom raising a child with special needs
The beloved musical the whole family will love
Forward this to your teen.
Read this before searching for a new daycare
Make-ahead meals plus tips for storing and freezing
It pays off for everyone
Author KJ Dell’Antonia shares the recipe for easier parenting
How to motivate your kid and ask the right questions
The unexpected regulations of foster parenting
How parents can help when the first few weeks in school don't go as planned
"Establishing relationships with people of color is important, but so is how you do it."
Send them back to school in style!
This advice from a parent who's been there actually works
A response to the plea of Rachel Hollis of The Chic Site
And what can we do to change that?
ParentMap answers a reader question from #SeaHomeless 2018
Don't break the bank
It's not just about the kids
Having trouble potty training?
10 things to keep in your house on wheels
These tips will save your mornings
Ideas and gear that’ll help you get things ship-shape around the house
Summer is the perfect time to clean house and keep them safe
These shortcuts make for an almost homemade dinner
Mark July 16 in your calendar if you're looking for a bargain
How this mom is getting her sons to pitch in this summer
How to survive the journey
Want to spend less on your grocery shopping?
Plus, a list of ideas for age-appropriate chores
Bypass summer chaos and stay on track with these tips
How to talk about it
My kids have six grandparents — how we welcome them all
A Latino mom shares her advice
Keep them on track and keep yourself sane this summer
Why you should just ASK
Would you say yes?
The Washington State initiative looking to change the conversation
Advice: Date your spouse
On the list: Be kind to yourself
An age-by-age guide
The popular Seattle neighborhood welcomes a new market
Draft up a family tech contract before summer break begins
3 tips to help make the hunt easier
The mother of all comics strikes again in her latest Netflix special
Too much screen time? Here are 10 ways to encourage learning at home
"Stitch this on a sampler and put it where you can see it."
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Is resilience the answer to a stressed kid?
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Read them together or share them with your kid
"Basically, I drive a garbage can on wheels."
A Q&A with the authors of 'Say No to Placenta Pics'
How did we start having children sleep in separate rooms, anyway?
"There’s just too much else to do."
Solo play is healthy, entertaining and essential
Utah close to signing bill into law
Things get even more confusing when you add kids to the mix
Backyard homesteading and parenting have plenty in common
Married financial planners offer their advice
Because being in a relationship wasn't hard enough already
Don’t get screwed figuring out finances
Keep your sanity — and financial stability
Your post-kid financial checklist
One mom reflects on the mental toll of her ideal life
'Don’t people who are financially struggling still deserve to make food choices for themselves?'
How do you cultivate compassion in children in a culture that centers vitriol and division?
How one mom shifted away from being #blessed to finding balance
It's not as hard as it may seem
Practical tips for keeping your cool
Laura Kastner, Ph.D., talks strategies for getting to calm
Why it's worth it to pause (if only for a moment)
Help this up-and-coming generation embrace adulthood
Sleepaway camp might be even better when you do it together
It doesn't have to be all about Cupid on Feb. 14
And how to talk to them if they are
Consider Singaporean 'kangaroo parenting' instead
“All those people celebrating were just parents. Parents desperate for a moment alone.”
Organizers offer their safety know-how
Her social media post is going viral — and for good reason
Kid-friendly salons and barbers that specialize in kinky, curly tresses
'Achtung Baby' offers an alternative to helicopter parenting
New book helps parents nurture creativity and resilience
First, leave jealousy at the altar
A professional organizer shares her tricks
Where to start when you're feeling overwhelmed with clutter
Professional chefs, restaurateurs and parents share their secrets
As we reflect on the year past, and dream of the year ahead, here are three parenting intentions worth setting
From marriage to porn, here are our best pieces from 2017
Look beyond the academics to prepare your high-school senior for college
Tame the holiday circus with these simple strategies
Let’s face it, $10 a survey isn’t going to pay for that $800 phone on your partner’s wish list
How to create a diverse wardrobe for your kids
24 essential tips from parents like you
Why are we bragging, anyway?
A nanny-turned-mom has some choice words for parents who don't appreciate their child's caregiver
One family's offbeat Christmas story
One mom's story of kids who won't stop believing
New research uncovers how parents can teach their kids the value of hard work
Modern moms are criticized for choices that don't feel like choices at all
Take it from a family of 10
How to know if the time is right
This is about lifting all women up
Financially savvy teens start at home
Help your kids be financially literate
Long-term family travel and what it means for modern families
It doesn't have to be the most expensive time of the year
Ten minutes in the morning, dinner in the evening, leftovers all week
Football may be America’s sport but Seahawks love doesn't come cheap
New UW report finds that Seattle is rapidly becoming unaffordable for families
Next time, try this
If only they came with a check
Tips on how to talk to your kids about difficult events
An over-emphasis on fun isn't good for kids or parents
A Q&A with clinical psychologist Chris McCurry
Parents are working more and making less time for fun to keep up with education costs
Retailer announces storewide price cuts
A parenting pro recommends you stay SOBER
Warning signs, resources and how to help your child
The city was named the fourth best place to raise a family
Simple relaxation techniques that only take a minute
Get on their level, and other ways to capture shots your friends will envy
Good shopping requires good planning
Your cautious kid can be independent with these tips
Teaching your child the power of action
"Black students are automatically seen as guilty"
8 items that are sure to keep September sane
Print this out!
You need to step up, but it's not what you think
"It’s crazy, it’s beautiful. It’s your new life."
"Is it possible to startle a robot? I think we did."
What do you do when your child hates your dream vacation
We swear this will help
"You will wear your shorts with pride, and I will support you every step of the way."
4 parenting-on-stage dilemmas and how to cope
Young children and elderly residents bond
Essential ideas for crunch-time discipline
3 ways to prepare your child to be safe in public and at home
These 7 reads will keep you captivated all season
Washington state’s foster care system is squeezed
How to motivate kids to help around the house without having to ask
A common refrain can help put things into perspective
How to help your teen cut out the waste and live more sustainably
Uber launches family program in Seattle
Seattle parents share their work-from-home stories
Want kids to learn to cook, build, sew and fix? Try these
'Living alone with my kids and financing our life alone, I created a sensible budget that met our needs'
The world of parenting podcasts — downloaded
Experts say teens are more at risk than parents think
Meet MomsRising CEO Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Motivated for the new year, a Seattle family discusses donating and volunteering
Follow the experts’ advice to buy your dream house
Four Seattle-area 'hoods that are luring families
Cut through kid clutter to a more perfect home
Use this season of reflection to plan ahead for the new year
3 military families share the stories and struggles of military life
Reflecting on common values and points of connection
How to navigate the reality of a sexually active teen
As controversy over the model plays out, students and teachers at the state's pilot charters work to learn
Screentime just got better with these app ideas
The pros, cons and legality of recording your nanny or babysitter
An author and cook on why family ritual matters, whatever form it takes
Digital citizenship expert Devorah Heitner shares how to raise digital natives
Women's Business Incubator hostsworking events that include child care
Santa's got nothing on this list of the top gifts to get your 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
An author's highly practical guide to harnessing your daily habits for good
Tackle breakfast (or dinner!) with these two whole-food recipes for classic family favorites that kids will inhale
New must-read books for your family
What happens when you recognize the symptoms in yourself?
6 strategies for being home alone with tots
More and more parents are going back to college while raising children.
Do your kids know how to manage money?
With school in full swing, find comfort in these homework tips
Support your student with these DIY ideas
Be prepared for back-to-school
A Seattle mom discusses how to get involved locally
Aside from making you laugh until you cry, 'Bad Moms' gives a voice to the moms who are always stressed out
Angry, confused and upset, one Seattle mom seeks advice
Social media that makes science come alive
They're essential, yet many schools lack them
Master nap time with this expert advice
Tips for buying clothes that are great for kids — and the environment
Turn that frown upside down with this fun family game
Meet the latest Golden Teddy winners
It can be done! Try these 4 tips to make your day easier
Happy Babies brings families together for education, support and community
Learn self-sufficiency and green living from these three families
Don’t worry about hormones and periods: Just be a dad
Help your children maintain a connection with their grandparents
Our most popular articles about behavior and discipline
1 + 1 = fun! Make math a game and see what you learn
When you and your child are frustrated, respond with compassion
Catching up with the director of the University of Washington Center for Child and Family Well-Being
The author shares the seven transitions teen girls go through as they enter into adulthood
Get the answers you need about child support payments
You Don't Have to Go It Alone!
Try this to turn 'I'm so dumb' into something positive
25 wallet-friendly ways to save on new parenthood
Share your good news with the world with these announcements
Angela Stowell weighs in on kids and nice restaurants
Try these 5 tips to reduce stress and find more happiness
7 essentials for raising children who succeed
Are you a new member of the Sandwich Generation? Common questions, answered
Moonjar helps kids learn about saving, spending, sharing and more
Washington was recently ranked sixth in the nation for least affordable child care — from cost to career, here's how it affects young families
Does your child struggle with math? 'Mathemaphobia's' lasting impact.
Everything you need to know about college savings.
From money to logistics, we tackle top camp conundrums
Entering womanhood? Try an app for that
The top three college-related conversations parents should have with their students in middle school or as they transition to high school
Having trouble getting your kids to say healthy?
Boost your immune system this flu season
Seattle parenting lecture on free-range parenting
6 easy steps to making New Year's parenting resolutions that stick
Help your child (and you!) conquer the day
5 methods of self-care to help parents of special needs children recharge, reset and rally for the next set of challenges
Help with focus, task-juggling and remembering homework
Books and movies that teach compassion and kindness
How to reinvent and restructure your family meetings by focusing on positivity, problem solving and schedule planning — plus, some tips for success
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
The hottest new lunch gear and backpacks, from eco-friendly lunch boxes to kid-friendly thermoses
Travel and children's health experts share takeaways for minimizing the effects of time-zone travel
What happens when protective parents hoping to build their kids’ independence loosen the leash a little? This summer, three families from different neighborhoods with kids of different ages found ou
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
A look at whether the Pixar film gets the neuroscience right, and how parents can use it to build bridges
Our winners for 2015!
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
5 things parents should teach their children early about bodies and consent
Michael Bennett talks about balancing life as a Seahawk and life at home with this family
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
Local babysitting classes, first-aid training, pay rates and more
Reading and dinner routines, family meetings and more to supercharge learning and family bonding this summer
What to do, and what not to do, from a mom who has been there
One father changes his perspective on Pinocchio parenting
A call center called Child Care Resources provides the critical link between parents and information regarding childcare facilities and programs
One mindset helps kids succeed, the other holds them back
Reader-voted favorites for food, classes, camps, activities and more in the Puget Sound
Kick that complaining and whining to the curb
Why being left alone for a week with 6-year-old twins isn't terrifying
The science behind what fuels — and hinders — passion, creativity, success and happiness
Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with super-galactic fun
Put that flood of kids' art to work!
Lego bins, stuffie buckets and more craft toy storage ideas
Bringing Home Baby: The 20 Essentials You Actually Need
Learning to live with the stresses and heartaches of parenting
Leave the stuff behind with this gift guide to fun activities, kid-friendly classes and giving back
Why and how parents can parent mindfully
How you can help the next generation create a new world where every individual is valued
No chore undone with these creative charts
Your primer for preschool picking
So, we’re not churchy — but does that mean we don’t have faith?
From pregnancy to postpartum, these resources are essential for new parents
Practical tips to encourage your kid to find a friend