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CdA program cultivates children’s imaginations

When Ali Shute started a program to help children in area homeless shelters explore their creativity through art, she saw results quickly. “It didn’t take too long to realize we …


Good grief

The children know her only as “Mrs. V.” Although they will never meet her or even learn her name, the fifth- and sixth-graders at Meadow Ridge Elementary have grown to …


Local Events Mark National Adoption Month

Adoption Resource Center, a program of the Children’s Home Society of Washington, is sponsoring several events to educate the community about adoption issues in November, National Adoption Month. The first …


Books Offer Children Healthy Alternatives

Not often do we meet an 11-year-old published author. After attending a DARE program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Jennifer Hulme of Fort Worth, Texas, decided to write a book to …


Ask Questions About Food When Choosing Day Care

Food is an important part of choosing a day-care center. Here are some questions parents might ask: Are meal menus posted in advance? Is there a chance to review what …


Guilds’ School Helps Kids With Special Needs

Amber Lynch, Brian Gately and Courtney Holden will graduate from the Spokane Guilds’ School on Friday. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


More Countries Giving Children Doses Of Illness-Fighting Vitamin A

More developing countries are giving children vitamin A, a move that could prevent between 1 million and 3 million child deaths a year, a UNICEF report says. Since 1990, Indonesia, …


Garment Firms Spurn Plan To Ban Child Labor Bangladesh Companies Defy Threat Of U.S. Boycott

Bangladesh garment manufacturers said Monday they would refuse to sign an anti-child-labor accord despite a U.S. boycott of their products. Redwan Ahmed, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters …


Two Fathers, Mother Fight Over Custody Of Twins

A medical anomaly - 8-month-old fraternal twins with different fathers - is the backdrop for a custody battle involving the girls’ mother, boyfriend and estranged husband. DNA tests show the …


Road Death Toll Rises Again For Babies, Toddlers

The number of infants and toddlers killed and injured in traffic accidents rose in 1994 for the second year in a row, according to preliminary figures. Transportation officials say proper …


Child Taken To New Family After Four-Year Fight, Biological Parents Remove Baby Richard

1. The adoptive parents hold each other at right as Richard is taken to a van by his biological father, Otakar Kirchner. Photo by Associated Press 2. Baby Richard cries …


Let Your Kids Pick The Activities They’re Most Comfortable With

Say you’re like most ‘90s parents, meaning you’ve absorbed your share of psychobabble from magazines, books and television regarding your child’s developmental needs. Confidence. Coordination. Cooperation.


Catching On Parents Gain Valuable Insights From Their Opposit-Sex Children

Sometimes Doug Smith thinks his relationship with his 17-year-old daughter has done more to help him fathom the opposite sex than 27 years of marriage. “She’s definitely given me a …


Images Of God For Easter, We Share The Visions Of Area Children

1. By third-grader Erin Lockhart. 2. By Anja Goetzinger, age 7 3. By fourth-grader Ashlee Marie Pilant. 4. By first-grader Lauren Braun. 5. “God in a pumpkin,” by Jacob Olsufka, …


Take It Easy On Children’s Elbows

A 2-year-old walking hand in hand with his mother stumbles, and she yanks the child’s arm to break the fall. A sitter lifts a soggy toddler out of the bathtub …


Parental Fitness Trial Takes 3-Day Break

Testimony in the Angel Harper parental fitness trial resumes next week following a three-day recess. The state attorney general’s office is asking a Spokane County judge to sever Harper’s ties …


Remote Parents Lose Control To TV

For three decades, adults have argued over the quality of television programming and its effect on children. Now the children have spoken and, as usual, their perception differs from the …