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The right way to motivate your unmotivated kid
Telling kids they “need to work harder” does not work.
What to try instead ►
The best helper tools for preschoolers
These clever picks will encourage kids to master useful household tasks. Bonus: The kids will actually have fun using them!
Let’s get to work ►
Story Time With Mr. D
Join Burke Museum and The Unspoken Truths for a virtual program sharing Black contributions to STEM since time immemorial. Take a closer look at African collections and take part in a lively discussion.
Trader Joe’s best-selling products for families
Yes, you should definitely get those Salted Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets.
See the family faves ►
6 secrets to spring cleaning with kids
Keeping the clutter at bay is a never-ending struggle. We reached out to the Marie Kondos of Seattle for tips on how to manage the chaos.
Simple strategies ►
A free landmark event for parents and educators
Join ParentMap and The Who We Are Project Founder Jeffery Robinson for a powerful talk on the enduring legacy of racism and our collective imperative to overcome it.
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Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
We are a public, tuition-free, anti-racist collaborative community school serving students in grades 6–12 in South Seattle.
3 things to do with kids this week
Explore our region’s urban wildlands on
10 nature adventures
for winter and spring.
Family-friendly spots like museums and play spaces around Puget Sound are reopening!
See what’s open or will open soon.
Find some peace in
a hidden oasis
. Kids will love the rocks to climb, “hidden” pathways, a waterfall and more!
Calling all budding artists!
Draw along with acclaimed cartoonist and animator Cathy Malkasian in a free virtual ParentMap Play Time session on March 4.
Things that made us smile
🌊 Whale, whale, whale ...
it’s a baby orca
🦕 A 4-year-old girl made
a stunning 220-million-year-old discovery
❄ Snow wasn’t going to keep
this 90-year-old Seattle woman
from getting vaccinated.
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