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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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Come for the school, stay for the community
We foster creativity, accountability and critical thinking that inspires compassion and service to others. Visit and learn why students love Eastside Catholic School!
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
10 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!
Assess your risk now
Knowing your body and your personal risk for breast and ovarian cancer can help you make informed decisions about your health.
Local news you could use
Three new light rail stations
are opening on Saturday, Oct. 2.
🍰 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
Halloween Children’s Concert
Join us for our annual sensory-friendly Halloween Children’s Concert, featuring small ensembles from Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra.
Free early childhood summit, Oct. 7–9
Learn best practices for including kids with disabilities in the classroom and community at this free virtual event for educators, therapists and parents.
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