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Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Today Spokane Indians Baseball - Today-Friday. Vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. 6:30 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St, Spokane Valley. (509) 535-2922.


Mr. Dad: Aggressive son needs guidelines

Dear Mr. Dad: On weekends my buddy comes over with his 1-year-old son. My boy just turned 2 and has started acting aggressively toward the baby, even hitting him. How …


Parents face dilemma with kids and public restrooms

When you’re out of the house and a kid says he’s got to go, you can bet he means business. And after that panicked rush to find the bathroom – …


Mr. Dad: Strategies may deter bullies

Dear Mr. Dad: Our 7-year-old son has been victimized by playground bullies recently. My first thought was to let him figure it out for himself until I realized that there …


Mr. Dad: Depressed youngster needs help

Dear Mr. Dad: Over the past several months, our 12-year-old son has become increasingly moody, sad and withdrawn. He has no friends and no interest in school or any other …


Mr. Dad: Give son a lesson in diversity

Dear Mr. Dad: A Korean family has recently moved in next door and our 8-year-old son became friendly with their boy, who is the same age. However, he now says …


Mr. Dad: Senses form in the womb

Dear Mr. Dad: Please settle an argument. My wife – who’s five months pregnant – says that our baby’s senses are developing throughout the pregnancy. How can an unborn baby …


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Today National Skateboard Day Parade-Coeur d’Alene - Held on Sherman Avenue with a procession from Eighth to First streets. 1-2 p.m. Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2229.


Breakups in later years have become more common

There was no salacious sex scandal, no prostitution ring, no mysterious trip to Argentina. Al and Tipper Gore are a famous political couple, but their split after 40 years of …


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 …


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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.


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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.


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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. …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …