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8 things to know about raising a sensitive kid
“The more they learn to manage their emotions and understand their nature, the easier it will be for them to view their sensitivity as a strength.”
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I walked past a sex shop window with my kid
And he had questions.
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Unexpected but useful Costco products for families
Anyone else go into Costco for essentials and come back out with a chicken coop? No? Just us?
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Free talk for parents and teens: Saving Our Girls
Join ParentMap and THIRA Health for an important discussion on the mental health crisis that teen girls are facing and learn strategies to help families cope.
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10 expert beekeeping tips for families
Help the environment with this inexpensive and educational project for kids.
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Auburn’s Peter Cotton Trail
From March 26–28, bounce around select parks and trails in Auburn to find hidden bunnies. Complete a scorecard and enter for a chance to win one of the 60-plus great prizes — free!
3 things to do with kids this week
Take the kids for a wiggle-busting swim. These
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this perfect getaway
for local families on a budget.
Discover ecosystems teeming with all kinds of wildlife on
kid-friendly spring hikes
around Puget Sound.
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Things that made us smile
this principal who fixed a middle schooler’s haircut
instead of reprimanding him.
🍪 A troop of girls who live in an emergency homeless shelter have shattered their
Girl Scout cookies
👏 Two Seattle-area teens founded
The Colorization Collective
to support teen artists of color.
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