Stories tagged: parenting
Sun., April 1, 2018, 2 p.m.
I am that mom that throws things away. Like a lot of things. If I deem it unnecessary, I immediately throw it away. I, of course, look over the graded …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
Mama Bear Moxie column for Monday, March 26, 2018.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018
Love should be actively celebrated and shown throughout the entire year and not just on a random day in the middle of February.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:53 a.m.
A judge has reunited an Oregon family despite state concerns that the parents are intellectually incapable of caring for their children.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
The Rising Strong program is working to keep Spokane families together by providing a lift to parents struggling with drug addiction and other barriers.
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017
With school sign-up time approaching, this is the time of year many parents have to ask a tricky question: Is my child ready for kindergarten? And if the answer is …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
If pajama manufacturers are not using chemicals, how are they keeping children safe from fire? Two ways: by using inherently flame-resistant polyester or tight-fitting cotton.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, noon
With an avalanche of sexual harassment accusations in Hollywood, media and politics in recent days, parents are reaching for teachable moments.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
I have a friend who chooses a word to focus on each year. A few years ago her word was “linger” as she was raising 3 little boys with a …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 5 p.m.
All parents have to make the call: When is a child ready to be home alone for the first time?
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
Let’s face it. Our lives are busy. There is always something or someone vying for our attention and focus. Work, home, school, chores, errands, play groups, sports teams, lessons, rehearsals, …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
I recently came across one of those life changing bits of wisdom on social media that stopped me in my tracks. The background was of a little boy playing baseball …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
I’m almost eight months pregnant and my sex life has completely disappeared. My husband used to want to make love all the time (so did I) and we did it …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Babies born during water births are at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia that infected two infants in Arizona last year.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
My husband is a smart guy, but pays zero attention to his health. I resent that the responsibility has fallen to me, but I don’t have much of a choice. …
Sun., June 4, 2017
I made an arrangement with my 6-year-old son earlier this spring that seemed to benefit both of us. I’d pay him a penny for every stick he collected from our …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Last year, a close friend of mine and I put our brains together to figure out how to get housecleaning done more regularly, and more efficiently, in our respective homes. …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Settlement allows parents to get refunds for purchases children made on Amazon apps without permission
Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. And it turns out that money …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 5 p.m.
Circle of Security International founders Kent Hoffman, Glen Cooper and Bert Powell have a newly released book, “Raising a Secure Child,” that for the first time offers up parenting strategies …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
Toddlers are still convinced that the universe revolves around them and that everyone and everything they can see is not only theirs but is actually part of them.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Research by a professor at Illinois State University has found that parents who say they struggle to limit their time looking at phones, tablets and other technological devices have children …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Spokane experts and families affected by autism react to Julia the Muppet, a character introduced April 10 on “Sesame Street” as a child who has autism.
Mon., April 10, 2017
Play is central to the development of critical thinking early in life. How we play, and the toys we play with, can affect a child’s future profession. Some researchers even …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
How to be a good sport in the wake of Zagmania? How do parents help mentor sportsmanship without extinguishing the competitive fire or quell that passionate of young fans? It …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
With the third of her four sons about to move to Nashville, Cindy Hval is looking forward to some quiet in the house, but also glad the emptying of her …
UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
The U.S. fertility rate is at an all-time low, with more single and coupled people choosing to delay or forego parenthood. However, remaining child-free still isn’t socially accepted. That conclusion …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
I saw something frightening inside Spokane’s River Park Square cinemas last weekend. Chilled me to the bone, in fact.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
State auditors say Idaho’s child welfare system is overwhelmed, with too few foster parents, too heavy caseloads for social workers and not enough infrastructure to hold it all together.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
The one good thing about Snowmageddon is that it’s perfect soup and stew weather.