Walla Walla Family Forum


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Specilization in one sport can lead to injuries in kids

Many — if not most — parents and coaches are unintentionally going too far for their sport, and forgetting about the potential consequences of specializing too soon.

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The why of volunteering: Because kids love art

Carnegie Picture Lab brings art lessons and projects into nine different elementary schools throughout the Valley.

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For crafty holiday fun with the kids, keep things spontaneous

Establishing family traditions around a creative activity during the holiday season can be meaningful, and as simple as a cup of hot cocoa during winter's first snow.

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Should you turn the page from books to an e-reader?

Another study found when parents read from conventional books they were more likely to engage in dialogic reading — that special form of conversation with its back-and-forth discussion of the story and how the characters and incidents relate to the child's life.

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Revelations of censorship rock young minds

I get a kick out of my kids when their sense of injustice is stirred. It gives me a glimpse into their developing opinions and their ability to articulate them.

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Dear Dietitian: When should I wean my baby off breast milk?

Should I hold off on solids because I'm breast-feeding, or start right at 6 months?

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For a hot time, serve up a date in the kitchen

In the midst of holiday parties and fast-food meals on busy nights, it's far too easy to take mealtime for granted.

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Having healthy baby teeth really matters

Did you know most baby teeth will be present until your child reaches adolescence?

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ABCD sets kids on a path for good oral health

The result of early dental and medical attention: fewer Walla Walla County children with painful oral disease and a significant savings in oral health care costs.

The Moms' Network question: How do you monitor screen time?

“We have two kids, 5 and 2. They each get to pick two shows per day on weekends only, half an hour per show."

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Support group helps parents to nurture healthy teens

When I think of health I usually think of nutrition, but there are many additional factors to consider when looking at your teen’s health.

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Good stories draw us together — no matter the age

In the primordial makeup of our humanity there is still a pull to gather, to hear and share stories spoken aloud.

Prep for the Oscars with a movie-watching date

See if you can watch all the films nominated for Best Picture.

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‘Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead’

"Would my life and my family's life be better if I was a stay-at-home mom?"

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Nurturing creativity at home

One of the most delightful aspects of parenting, bringing art and creativity into a child’s life is a process.