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Nicole Chung finds new territory in adoption stories told through her own eyes as the adoptee

Nicole Chung asked her adoptive mother an important question when she was a child: “Mama, am I real Korean?”


Long overlooked by science, pregnancy is finally getting attention it deserves

For two years, a group of world-class scientists pitched their idea for a hot new biotech company to investors: a start-up focused on a promising therapy for preeclampsia, a serious …


Disappointment can be good for kids. Here’s how parents can help them handle it.

The morning routine isn’t always smooth, but our 3-year-old is slowly learning to compromise and accept disappointment.


Beware the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids

Consumer advocates warn “smart toys” pose privacy and security risks for kids. Security experts have shown smart toys can be easily hacked, and toymakers have taken heat for major data …


Attorney: Parents are in fragile state for asylum interviews

Some immigrants complain that they stumbled through their first asylum interviews when they were deeply distraught over losing their children. The interviews can have life-changing consequences because they are critical …


Freedom to roam: With Utah law on the books, Spokane parents mull ‘free-range parenting’

Utah passed what’s being called the first “free-range kids” law in the nation to clarify it isn’t a crime for parents to allow mature children do such things by themselves …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days

A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty …


Detective: Talk to kids about the internet

Lewiston police Detective Brian Birdsell said during a presentation at the Lewiston City Library on Wednesday night that the best defense against things like sexual extortion, revenge porn, blackmail, cyberbullying …


Prospects are slowly looking better for moms and dads who are hourly workers

In the months leading up to Mother’s Day, more large companies have been boosting parental leave benefits to hourly or part-time workers.


Normal operations to resume at university after slayings

Administrative and other offices will be open Monday at Central Michigan University, days after a 19-year-old student allegedly killed his parents in his campus dormitory.


Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions on ‘chain migration’

The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

So much sexual misconduct news: Talking to children

The ongoing spotlight on sexual harassment and sexual assault has many parents wondering: Are there age-appropriate ways to talk to children about what they might hear or experience? What are …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Prosecutor: Parents chained children for months at a time

The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their …


Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park said Thursday they’re not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Mom of malnourished children was ‘perplexed’ by police visit

The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was “perplexed” when deputies arrived at the family’s Southern California home, …


Son denies killing parents at southwestern Idaho home

A Nampa man has denied killing his parents and hiding their bodies at their southwestern Idaho home.


Son charged with murder after parents found dead

A former Idaho police officer has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection to the death of his parents, law enforcement authorities said in court documents.


Reports swirl about Beyonce’s twins, but no confirmation yet

Are Beyonce and Jay Z parents again?


Dr. Kent Hoffman: Handle ‘13 Reasons Why’ with care

The best-case scenario for this series is that teens and parents will look at it together and openly discuss its many implications.


California foster father takes in only terminally ill children

The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway – the sickest of …


Family: Dallas suspect changed after military service

DALLAS – Military service changed the Dallas gunman from an extrovert into a hermit, his parents said in an interview excerpt published Monday.


Gary Crooks: The shame of public shaming

Social media shaming is rampant, but nothing new. It also happens with predictable frequency in comments after news articles about traffic accidents and other mishaps.


More millennials living with parents than with a spouse

For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research …


Report: Parents kidnap homeless man accused of molesting 5-year-old daughter

Spokane police are investigating claims that a 19-year-old homeless man sexually abused a 5-year-old girl, whose parents retaliated by tying him up in their basement and holding him at knifepoint.


Doug Clark: It’s first Mother’s Day without Gompers, but I have lots of company

Mother’s Day, 2015. I was dreading this day ever since around 4 a.m. on April 7.


Parents, civic leaders can’t deny value of locals who move away but later return

It’s summer in the Inland Northwest. Hot days but low humidity. The water temperature in many of the region’s 50-plus lakes is bathtub warm. Flowers bloom in our parks. Sunlight …


‘Tiger Mother’ offers author’s style of parenting

A new memoir of bad-ass parenting, Chinese style, from a self-proclaimed tiger mother has unleashed a ferocious roar. Fallout was swift for Yale University law professor Amy Chua after she …


Front Porch: Mom, guitar gently weep as teens LOL

More than 20 years ago, for reasons now unclear, I decided to have a baby. Derek and I had been married three years, and I guess it seemed natural to …


Group creates comfortable place for all mothers

In some circles, parenting can get as polarized as politics. Moms sometimes fall into camps: Breastfeeding vs. bottle. Cloth diapers vs. disposables. Crib vs. co-sleeping. Parents who vaccinate vs. those …


Give your parents a safer place to age

If your folks have decided to stay in the family home, consider giving them a Christmas present that could ensure their safety while providing you some peace of mind. Give …