parenting

Home alone
Home alone
My son Logan was pretty independent as a child, and his mother and I started leaving him home alone when he was 8. It never occurred to us that we could possibly be breaking Washington state law.
Get home by midnight?
Get home by midnight?
What parent hasn't been there? Waiting up half the night, anxiously wondering where their teenager is and why she hasn't called. Praying she's OK ... but ready to wring her neck the minute she slinks in the back door. You probably stayed out late a time or two yourself, right? Did you have a curfew? Do your kids have one now? That's the central question in this week's Couples Court case ... Read M
Should he fight back?
Should he fight back?
It's one of the most painful moments a parent has to endure -- comforting a child who's just been bullied for the first time. Whether you're a mom or a dad, you ache for your youngster. And then, you're apt to use it as a teaching moment. But to teach what? How to make peace with your playmates? Or perhaps some basic fighting techniques? That's where this week's Couples Court litigants are ... Rea

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