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6 parent-proven secrets to stop the whining
Should kids get what they want by whining? Absolutely not. Here’s why they might be whining and how to address it.
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My grandmother’s special recipe
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a local mom shares a dish that reminds her of her Mestizx heritage.
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Urgent care for children
Going back to school means bumps, bruises and sniffles. Mary Bridge Pediatric Urgent Care offers fast and safe care for a variety of non-life-threatening conditions.
What to watch on Netflix in October
Cuddle up with the family for exciting new kids’ TV shows and movies, plus a few new picks just for the grown-ups.
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Last chance to enter this jaw-dropping giveaway
Ready to transport your family to a dazzling world of wonder? Score a pack of tickets (worth $460) to see Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” in the Seattle area.
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Can kindness and academic rigor coexist?
The relentless drive for academic excellence often overrides lessons in compassion. To raise A+ human beings, it’s time to rethink school culture.
3 things to do with kids this week
See salmon swim upstream and compete with each other to win mates. We found
9 spots to watch
the fascinating drama unfold.
Embark on a nautical adventure at this impressive
new ferry boat playground
Fill your buckets at
local U-pick apple orchards
. Many farms have additional fun fall activities, too!
Lacey Children’s Day — Superheroes
Presented by Chick-fil-A of Lacey, this free event features a giant obstacle course, slides, kids’ crafts and activities, and more. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Local news you could use
⛺ Washington Trails Association opens
a new gear library
in the South Sound. Educators and youth orgs can borrow jackets, tents, sleeping bags and more.
🍰 A Seattle-area teen is
baking the world a better place
with her new cookbook, which will raise money for No Kid Hungry, a national organization that fights child hunger.
🏫 Yikes! Nearly 800 Washington school buildings have
“poor” ventilation ratings
How I get my kids to make their own school lunch
What a scary gymnastics accident taught this family
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