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  • Dads need time off for baby

    Dear Mr. Dad: I’m an expectant father and I want to take some time off after our baby is born. But even though my company offers some family-friendly benefits, my …


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    Today Choral Concert - Presented by Central Valley High School. 7 p.m. Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 228-5100.


  • Let your children run with their creativity

    Susan Bell has chalked up plenty of memories in the past 37 years as a fourth-grade teacher. And they’ll stay alive, thanks to the thoughtful cards and notes she has …


  • Mr. Dad: Toddler needs to be reeled in

    Dear Mr. Dad: My 21/2-year-old son has recently started running away from me whenever we leave the house. Sometimes I have to sprint to catch him. It’s really frightening, and …


  • Events

    Today Toddler Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.


  • Events

    Today Toddler Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. 10:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 893-8400.


  • Family calendar

    Today Play and Learn Storytime (Otis Orchards) - For ages 2-5. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and caregivers are …


  • Mr. Dad: Restless toddler must learn to self-soothe

    Dear Mr. Dad: My 16-month-old daughter still wakes up at least three or four times every night. My husband and I take turns getting up with her but we’re exhausted. …


  • Events

    Today Spokane U.S. Navy Week Celebration - Today-Saturday. Sailors from the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, will be on hand dressed in traditional “Old Ironsides” uniforms to share …


  • Mr. Dad: Rebellious teen needs boundaries

    Dear Mr. Dad: Our adorable little girl has turned into a difficult, rebellious teenager. She’s only 14, but she already insists on wearing makeup, and screams things like, “I hate …


  • Events

    Today Author Bryan Davis - Known for his fantasy and fiction titles, he will read and sign copies of “Starlighter” from the new “Dragons of Starlight” series. 4-6 p.m. Christian …


  • Cures for the indoor blues

    Lots of advice for modern parents provokes debate: Is nursing better than formula? Is full-day kindergarten enriching or exhausting? How young is too young for TV? But ask whether today’s …


  • Mr. Dad: Grandpa must earn your trust

    Dear Mr. Dad: My parents are divorced and my dad has been living in another state. He is now moving back home because he says he wants to develop a …


  • Family calendar

    Today Baby Lapsit (North) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and stories. For children up to 18 months old. 10:30 a.m. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.


  • Mr. Dad: Fatherhood brings more risks at 45

    Dear Mr. Dad: I’m 45 and my wife is 35. We’ve been together for more than 10 years and have finally decided to have a family. I know that it …


  • Events

    Today Free Child Car Seat Check – First-come, first-served. Limited number of new car seats available to those who qualify, for minimum $5 donation. 1-4 p.m., The Panhandle Health District …


  • Mr. Dad: Key factors can help set family size

    Dear Mr. Dad: It seems like every time I turn on the TV, there are the Duggars, with their 19 children, and Octomom with 14. How many kids are too …


  • Family events

    Today After School Specials (North) - “Weather Watch.” Learn about weather. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. …


  • Mr. Dad: Soldier faces big changes back home

    Dear Mr. Dad: I’ve been deployed in Afghanistan for 13 months and am returning home next week. Being apart from my wife and children for so long has got me …


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  • Serious consequences when parents favor one child

    As a young boy, Jesse Brown got a canvas-covered red wagon unlike anything else seen in the entire northeast Detroit neighborhood where he grew up. Clearly, he was special. Years …


  • Plenty of warning signs when teens consider suicide

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it has lately been in the news. Cornell …


  • Mr. Dad: Stay-at-home plan means big changes

    Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I decided that we want one parent at home with our child full time – at least until he starts preschool. Since she earns …


  • Events

    Today SNR Spring Break Day Camp - For ages 4-21 who have developmental disabilities. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today through Friday. Transportation available from Post Falls. Care providers should attend with …


  • A week away at Grandma camp lets family bond

    Kids had taken over the kitchen to cook dinner for themselves. There were nine children total, four rooms in the house, just one bathroom – and no video games. For …


  • Mr. Dad: Don’t fear the light of your life

    Dear Mr. Dad: I was up changing my baby’s diaper last night and saw green sparks shooting out of it. I called my wife in to show her, but it …


  • Family events

    Today Baby Lapsit (North) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. 10:30 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) …


  • Events

    Today Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and …


  • Front porch: Parenting never comes to an end

    I recall a young woman some years ago who, having just outlined an ambitious list of things she wanted to do with her life, shrugged and said about her impending …


  • Mr. Dad: Adopted son presents challenges

    Dear Mr. Dad: When I married my husband, my biological son was 5. My husband adopted him two years later. My husband is financially and spiritually supportive, but he doesn’t …