Stories tagged: children
Sun., June 7, 2020
As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son.
Sun., May 31, 2020
If someone offers to share a secret, it’s difficult to say no. It’s exciting to learn something other people don’t know. Once you know, however, you’ve got to decide what …
UPDATED: Sun., May 24, 2020
My friend texts a photo from her living room – a mound of yellow and green fringed blankets draped over a chair framed by a wall of couch pillows. “I …
Wed., May 6, 2020
1 in 5 children in China showed depressive symptoms after coronavirus quarantine – here’s how parents can help
Children whose lives were disrupted from the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to feel a strain on their mental health, new research suggests.
UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020
Home schooling has been a mixed bag for me and my four kids, who range in age from 5 to almost-13 twins. It’s been working out well for the teens. …
Wed., April 15, 2020
Dear Doc: I’m upset. My 12-year-old went to a friend’s house, where he played with a gun. It was unloaded, but, geez, it’s not safe. I did call the parents …
Wed., April 8, 2020
We are all settling into new patterns and habits as we balance having our children at home, keeping our families healthy and working (if we are lucky) while sheltering in …
Fri., April 3, 2020
I take it all back. All that optimistic hooh-hah about connecting with family, reading books more, really developing my water color skills. Everything was going great until we ran out …
Fri., March 27, 2020
A friend said she is losing her mind since she’s run out of ideas about how to safely entertain her sequestered children. Every parent can relate since the coronavirus has …
Sat., March 21, 2020
With the kids stuck at home more than ever, you’re probably hoping for as many ways to keep them occupied as possible. Luckily, there are already many online options.
UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020
Plant learning seeds while school is out: Growing flowers, herbs or vegetables offers educational opportunities
The task of taking care of our children – without children’s museums, library story hours, trampoline parks, pools, the list goes on – might seem daunting. Proactively making a plan …
Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
Almost 200 million kids across China started their second semester on Monday. But it was a school day unlike anything they had before the Lunar New Year holiday.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020
I often feel like children today are faced with grief more often than I ever was as a kid, but maybe I was just lucky or my perception is skewed. …
Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
Help your kids create simple thank you cards for receiving holiday gifts to send messages of caring and relationships, etiquette experts say. It brightens the recipient’s day. Here are ideas …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
While family members often span the miles to visit at holidays, close encounters with relatives from afar can pose a quandary for parents. Should you tell your children to hug …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
‘It’s you I like’: Spokane educators reflect on Fred Rogers’ legacy as moviegoers can rediscover a hero
The newly released Tom Hanks biopic, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” underscores the important, calming and confident role Fred Rogers, aka Mister Rogers, played in the lives of children.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
By the 2025 model year, nearly all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will come with electronic alerts to remind people to not leave children behind in the back seats.
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
For children, just like for adults, anxiety is a part of life, and there’s a lot for kids to worry about: the first day of school, standardized testing, gun violence, …
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019
About 20 children turned up at the Spokane Public Library’s South Hill branch to hear Gonzaga basketball players read books aloud.
UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019
Spokane hospitals say operating rooms clean after mold sickens five and kills one at Seattle Children’s Hospital
Spokane-area health care providers explain their infection controls, following report that one patient died and five others were infected by mold in operating rooms at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the …
Wed., June 19, 2019
The Washington Post is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission is in late stages of an investigation into how Google’s YouTube handles children’s videos.
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019
The kids were just too good. The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee turned into a slog on Thursday, with bee organizers unable to scour Webster’s Unabridged dictionary for …
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019
As more and more children lose their lives interceding, the question becomes what are Spokane students being trained to do?
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
A kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations.
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019
Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019
Meet Julia. She has electric-red hair, a yellow-felt body, loves painting and lives on Sesame Street. Julia, a Muppet on the long-running children’s show, has autism.
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019
Police say a 16-year-old gang member shot toward children Saturday during a kidnapping and robbery of a 15-year-old acquaintance.
Tue., March 12, 2019
The Justice Department on Tuesday charged more than 30 people – including two television stars – with being part of a long-running scheme to bribe and cheat to get their …
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
All of us have the opportunity to involve kids in the garden. This year, I’m challenging you to do this with your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or neighbor kids, because …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019
I remember using metal garbage cans as molds and constructing multilayer snow strongholds.