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Your weekly parenting buzz
A local family plans a customized school year
One mom shares why she’s choosing different school options for each of her kids this fall.
Rethink education ►
How often should you really bathe your kid?
A dad joins the hot debate by sharing his hilarious and useful decision-making tool.
You’re welcome ►
Ice skating in Snoqualmie
We offer group and private ice skating classes for kids, teens and adults. Our program is one of the top five in the nation! Come skate with us.
Stop yelling: The best way to discipline tweens
Unfortunately, conventional parenting and punishments don’t work. Here’s how to help foster responsibility and self-discipline in your pre-teen.
8 tips to know ►
The importance of the back-to-school checkup
Learn why now is the right time to visit your child’s pediatrician.
Get back on track ►
Pacific Medical Centers
Eastside Dance: Book a free trial class
We offer classes in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, musical theater, salsa and more for kids and adults. We are located in the Redmond/Kirkland area. Fall classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 7.
3 things to do with kids this week
Stretch those legs and get some space.
These five kid-friendly hikes
have wider paths for families to easily keep some distance.
Explore a fort, climb a tower or tour a tree house
at these inspiring spots around Puget Sound.
towering sunflower blooms
and snap gorgeous family pics.
Crossroads Bellevue is your destination for safe summer shopping, dining and entertainment. Check out all we have to offer.
Local news you could use
State ferry fares
will rise this fall and again next fall.
🌆 Seattle grew by
more than 100,000 people
in the past 10 years. Moved here recently? Here are
24 items every Seattleite needs
😷 Washington state
will block funding
to any school that doesn’t enforce mask use and social distancing.
The best back-to-school gear for younger kids
10 reading rituals to get kids excited about books
Free talk: Why educating kids on race matters
Join ParentMap Live for a powerful talk about why teaching kids about racial bias and the history of race and racism matters in our classrooms — from kindergarten and beyond.
Register now ►
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Whether you have a great shot of your Puget Sound–area family adventure or an intimate moment with your kid, we’d love to consider it for an upcoming ParentMap publication.
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