BY SHAWNA GAMACHE (Estimated reading time: 6 minutes) Like a lot of white people raised in the 80s and 90s, I grew up learning racism was bad. Racists were evil and would make themselves known through the blatantly terrible things they said and did. My job as a good white person would be to speak up when this happened. Besides…
Category: Newborns & Babies
Building Parenting Confidence in the Time of Coronavirus
Six families share about how their virtual PEPS group was a lifeline for connection and support.
Pregnant? Here’s What You Should Know About the Coronavirus
Expectant parents are filled with anxiety and questions as an outcome of the coronavirus pandemic. Two doctors from the University of Washington School of Medicine share what they know and how expectant parents can keep themselves and their baby safe.
2 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe In and Around Water
When it comes to playing in and around the water, there are two things families can do to keep children and adults safe and save lives.
Tips on How to Keep Your Newborn Safe and Healthy During COVID-19
Find answers to some of the common concerns that parents with newborns are bringing up to their doctor about pregnancy, infants, and COVID-19.
Sleep & Learning: Why is Sleep so Important for Children
Children respond to a lack of sleep in wholly different ways than adults. Find out how sleep can impact a child’s memory, learning, and behavior – and what we can do about it.
Reading with Your Child
Research has shown that the more words a baby hears, the better his or her vocabulary, communication, and social skills will be. Dr. Betsy Browder shares some helpful hints on how to make reading part of a daily routine – and fun!
One Meal at a Time
By Sara Peterson (Estimated reading time: 6 minutes) My daughter’s first solid food—avocado—seems so long ago, probably because parenting years and dog years are essentially the same, time-wise. Back then, she was so interested in that slippery, squishy green wedge. She would bring a piece right up to her mouth with total trust and no hesitation. Nowadays, she looks at…
Getting the Most from Play Dates: Teaching Kids about Friendship
Some children are born social butterflies, eagerly navigating the waters of making new friends with relative ease. And some children need more support when it comes to meeting new people and developing friendships. It’s common for children – even adults, really! – who are naturally quiet or reserved to feel uncomfortable with initiating a conversation. Young children are often just beginning to learn how to read social cues, share toys, and take turns in a conversation. No matter…
Simple Ways to Encourage a Second Language
Anjelica Malone, a local parent, shares with us the variety of ways her family is providing opportunities for her children to learn a second language…