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Plenty of warning signs when teens consider suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it has lately been in the news. Cornell …


Mr. Dad: Stay-at-home plan means big changes

Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I decided that we want one parent at home with our child full time – at least until he starts preschool. Since she earns …


Events

Today SNR Spring Break Day Camp - For ages 4-21 who have developmental disabilities. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., today through Friday. Transportation available from Post Falls. Care providers should attend with …


A week away at Grandma camp lets family bond

Kids had taken over the kitchen to cook dinner for themselves. There were nine children total, four rooms in the house, just one bathroom – and no video games. For …


Mr. Dad: Don’t fear the light of your life

Dear Mr. Dad: I was up changing my baby’s diaper last night and saw green sparks shooting out of it. I called my wife in to show her, but it …


Family events

Today Baby Lapsit (North) - Enjoy nursery rhymes, songs and stories. For children up to 18 months of age. 10:30 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) …


Events

Today Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and …


Front porch: Parenting never comes to an end

I recall a young woman some years ago who, having just outlined an ambitious list of things she wanted to do with her life, shrugged and said about her impending …


Mr. Dad: Adopted son presents challenges

Dear Mr. Dad: When I married my husband, my biological son was 5. My husband adopted him two years later. My husband is financially and spiritually supportive, but he doesn’t …


Events

Today After School Specials (North) - “Explore the Senses.” Learn various facts about the five senses. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, …


FAmily calendar

Today Toddler Storytime - For ages 18 months-3. Library locations include: South, 3324 S. Perry St. (509) 444-5385; Shadle, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 444-5390. 10 a.m. Free.


Bring home the gold with healthy snacks

As I watch the Winter Olympics on television, I am inspired by the discipline and commitment of the world’s greatest athletes. While these skiers, skaters and the like have professional …


Move beyond age differences

Dear Mr. Dad: My mom is 46 and has been divorced from our dad for two years. Recently she met Doug, who’s 33. He seems nice enough and mom says …


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Head Start roadblock

“Good job, Mama.” For Katelynn Capps – a single mom juggling the responsibilities of parenting while earning the equivalent of a high school diploma – these three simple words can …


Toddler’s teeth need attention

Dear Mr. Dad: My wife thinks we should be brushing our 2-year-old’s teeth every night. But the nights I put our daughter to bed, she refuses to let me brush …


Party pullback

Ooopsy the Clown threw in a bubble machine for the monkey- themed party marking Nicholas Castillo’s first birthday. She usually charges extra, but what’s a clown to do in a …


Keep an eye on toddler’s TV time

Dear Mr. Dad: My 18-month-old son is suddenly obsessed with TV. He watches at least three to four hours per day. My wife doesn’t see the problem since it allows …


EVENTS

Today After School Specials (North) - “Forces of Attraction.” Look at what draws things together and forces them apart. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., …


Parents, doctors debate youngsters wearing heels

A pair of sparkly, peekaboo shoes with heels 2 inches high have been favorites of 6-year-old Helena Bell ever since she got them for a wedding. “She’s worn them to …


Mr. Dad: Make amends with mom

Dear Mr. Dad: I’ve always resented my mother and thought she was a lousy parent. I saw only her negative side and was extremely critical and judgmental. But now that …


Things to do

Today Toddler Play and Learn Storytime (Valley) - For ages 18 months-3 years. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays that explore the concepts of math, science, art and literacy. Parents and …


If young adults let you tag along, go

I’ve always advised my two daughters to take advantage of opportunities. Now I’m practicing what I preach, shadowing them occasionally as they open doors in their ever-more-independent lives.


Patagonia delivers stunning family hiking adventure

While scrambling up a razorback moraine near the iconic granite towers of Torres del Paine National Park, a gust of wind broadsided me with the force of a charging bull. …


Slow-cooker gives morning oats new life

It would be an apt description to call my husband a “musher” even though he has never trained, led or raced a dog team of huskies. Simply put, he likes …


Mr. Dad: Avoid low road in divorce

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m getting divorced. My spouse is acting horribly and I have to admit that I haven’t been behaving much better. I’m angry and I find myself wanting …


Things To Do

Today SNR Camp Allstars Day Camp - Reserve a spot now for the day camp for developmentally disabled youth and adults, today-Jan. 29 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Transportation and scholarships …


Technology helps seniors stay in their homes

At 88, Grif Crawford knows he’s at risk of a fall or other sudden health problem. So he wears a pendant around his neck that can summon help if something …


Dads-to-be are often anxious

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m a first time father-to-be, and the entire pregnancy has been going very well for me and my wife. But about two weeks ago, I started experiencing …


Things to do

Today After-School Specials (North) - “Sound Off.” Explore the dimensions of sound through various hands-on activities. A different science project will be offered every month. 4 p.m., North Spokane Library, …