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Friday, September 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Keeping kids busy during break on a budget

Kiley Krzyzek is going to be a counselor-in-training for a month this summer. She’ll do choir camp for a week. But it’s the rest of the time the 14-year-old wants …


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Today ”The Magic of Getting Kids to Listen” - Hosted by Spokane Child Abuse Network. This parent education class will discuss how to encourage good behavior. Curriculum is based on …


Co-op gives kids, parents opportunities to learn

Parents at South Spokane Co-op don’t just bring their children to school. They stay and play and explore alongside them. When toddlers and preschoolers learn about nature and the environment …


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Tuesday After School Specials - Make your own book. Library locations include today, 4 p.m., Airway Heights, 1213 S. Lundstrom St., (509) 893-8250; Fairfield, 305 E. Main St., (509) 893-8320. …


Families seeking safe products help spawn green businesses

When Pamela Davis was pregnant with her daughter Meaghan, she started to worry about contamination from the lead paint in her Hoboken, N.J., row house. Then she started reading about …


Quest for perfect college can involve extended travel, intangibles

Forget the Grand Tour of Europe. If your kid is in high school, your next family vacation – in fact, your next couple of family vacations – may well be …


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Today “Educating Spokane” - An hour-long, live call-in show presented by Spokane Public Schools on KSPS Channel 7. Community members are invited to call (509) 354-7711 to ask state board …


Author offers more help on raising boys with third book

Boys will be boys. It’s a biological and neurological reality, according to Spokane therapist and best-selling author Michael Gurian, whose work is based on the latest scientific research on brain …


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Today Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet - Honoring 134 outstanding area high school seniors. Keynote speaker is Nancy Kanwisher, brain and cognitive sciences researcher at MIT. 6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, …


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Today Breakfast of Champions - Third annual event presented by the Chase Youth Foundation in cooperation with Our Kids, Our Business. Celebrating the accomplishments of the Commission, honor champions of …


More parents are teaching their children money management

Scrawled in big, pink letters across three envelopes are the words “spend,” “save” and “give.” It’s how second-grader Chloe McLaughlin organizes her $8 allowance. It may sound grown-up for someone …


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Today Get Lit! Youth Poetry Slam - Teams of two or more students, age 5-12, compete against one another for prizes. Any student team may enter, including students who are …


Krogh: Despite the need, it still feels like betrayal

Maybe you have been one of the unfortunate adult children who have had to consider moving your parent to a care facility against their will. Or, maybe you will be …


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Tuesday


Helping new mothers manage work

In the weeks or months after the birth of a child, going back to work can be one of the most stressful and difficult tasks for a parent. Many can’t …


High cost of entertainment brings revival of board games

Staying in is the new going out. The state of the economy seems to worsen daily, so more families are staying at home, trying to find ways to bond without …


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Today Flying Saucers - Children ages 4-7 will use their imagination to create a clay saucer and paint a mug to take home. Today, 2-3 p.m., Mobius Children’s Museum, lower …


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Ongoing “Team Up!” Exhibit - Explore the science of sports and test your own basketball, tennis, soccer and football skills while learning about math and physics. On display through June …


It just runs in the family

Between now and the first Sunday in May, the Dingus family will be on the move. In addition to work, school, community service, soccer practice and other obligations, the Spokane …


Air travel with small kids takes bravery, planning

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m traveling alone with my 3-month-old daughter and my 4-year-old son over spring break. It’ll be a long flight and I’m already dreading it. How can I …


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Ongoing After School Camp - Hosted by the Northeast Youth Center. For children ages 5-12. Children will be transported from school to the Northeast Youth Center II for a snack, …


Society tends to scorn those with large families

John and Dawn McCormick have witnessed the raised eyebrows and heard the comments. Are they all yours? God bless you.


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Tuesday


Family finds enrichment by helping others

Every month, the Collins Whitehead family throws a birthday party. They plan craft activities, buy presents, bring cake and celebrate with other families who might not have the money to …


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Today All Saints Catholic School Information Night - For parents of children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Meet with the school’s teachers, learn about the curriculum and tour the facility. …


Teaching perils of drug use

As a mother, I get some of my best material from headlines. Every Hollywood princess in rehab, every celebrity death by overdose, and every pregnant teen from Bristol Palin to …


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Today All Saints Catholic School Information Night - For parents of preschoolers who will be age 3 before Aug. 31. Meet with the schools’ teachers, learn about the curriculum and …


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Important lessons can be learned in unstructured play

Beth Anne Cuda wasn’t sure if she should be proud or worried that her 13-year-old daughter Kacey was phoning and texting her classmates to set up appointments to work on …