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Have kids lost their manners?
Find out what has changed over the last few years, plus five important social skills all kids need to master.
What etiquette experts say ►
9 consignment stores for Puget Sound families
Kids grow out of things as fast as lightning! Find good deals on kids’ clothing, baby gear, toys and more at these local spots.
Get thrifty ►
Come for the school, stay for the community
We foster creativity, accountability and critical thinking that inspire compassion and service to others. Visit and learn why students love Eastside Catholic School!
10 not-so-scary Halloween flicks for kids
Settle in for a festive and fun night of spooky (but not too scary) movies.
An age-by-age guide ►
3 tips for parents widowed by COVID-19
More than 120,000 kids had caregivers die during the pandemic. If you are a widowed parent, hopefully this mom’s advice can help ease the journey.
Where to find support ►
Now enrolling for fall 2021
At Washington’s charter schools, all students are seen, known and valued. Learn more about your free public options for fall 2021.
3 things to do with kids this week
Join a spooky scavenger hunt, watch your favorite animals enjoy pumpkin snacks, plus more
Halloween events around Puget Sound
Disney on Ice
” is skating into the Puget Sound–area this Wednesday! Watch Moana, Elsa, Anna and other favorite characters perform.
Go puddle-jumping or watch the stormy weather at
rain-friendly parks and playgrounds
Introducing BASIS Independent Bellevue
Learn about our globally inspired curriculum with advanced liberal arts and STEM offerings at an upcoming information session.
Local news you could use
⛄ Winter is coming!
Washington state Sno-Park permits
go on sale next week with increased fees.
😱 That viral Rosebud Motel replica in Queen Anne is now
a mini Bates Motel
, and it will give you chills.
🐋 Humpback whales in the Salish Sea had a whaley great season.
More calves were born than ever recorded
These Halloween crafts are wickedly fun and creative
Netflix is releasing its Christmas lineup early!
Halloween Children’s Concert
Join us for our annual sensory-friendly Halloween Children’s Concert, featuring small ensembles from Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, Oct. 30.
Puberty, the Pandemic, & Big Emotions
If you are a parent who struggles with understanding your teen, then this free webinar on Nov. 9 by THIRA Health medical director Dr. Tuesday Burns is for you.
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