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The mental health question every parent is asking
A clinical psychologist gives her answer to the back-to-school question heard near and far.
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How I helped my LGBTQIA+ child come out
A mom offers five tips for supporting your child on National Coming Out Day and beyond.
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Help your child make healthy choices
Learn simple ways to be a good role model for your child.
Halloween and pumpkin products to get at TJ’s
Oh. my. gourd. Trader Joe’s has a brand-new catalogue of fantastic fall and Halloween-themed eats the kids will love.
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Giveaway: Win a family getaway to Hood Canal
From woodland to waterfront, this nearby escape at Alderbrook Resort & Spa has something for everyone.
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How to help kids adjust to the new normal at school
Socializing and formerly fun activities may not feel the same right now. Here’s how you can support your kids as they navigate this school year.
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Learning with purpose at Hyla School
Adolescence is full of inspiring potential. Through personalized, experiential learning, students become their best selves with purpose and momentum.
3 things to do with kids this week
Burn off some energy at
parks and playgrounds
that are fun even on rainy days.
Go on fall-color hikes, pick your perfect pumpkin and find
73 more family activities for your fall bucket list
a powerful film
on why some children commit violent crimes and how we can create a more humane justice system.
PSCS open house on Saturday, Nov. 6
Join us for an informal gathering for families interested in learning more about community-centered education.
Local news you could use
🎨 We are so on board with these
public art installations
at Seattle’s new light rail stations.
🍂 Seven Puget Sound cities have launched a new “Adopt-A-Drain” program. Here’s
how you can lend a hand
🏠 Washington is the first state to provide
free legal services
to low-income tenants facing eviction.
Homework SOS! 7 study tips for busy families
The best sensory toys to help reduce your kid’s anxiety
An afternoon with Hasan Minhaj
Join Hopelink CEO Dr. Catherine Cushinberry and special guest Hasan Minhaj on Monday, Oct. 18, and make a difference in the lives of local families and individuals.
Eco-friendly shopping for back-to-school season
Childish Things can help reduce your child’s eco-impact by providing an easy way to outfit your child in “new-to-you” school clothing.
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