Families

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Here’s what your child’s pediatrician should do for you

Today’s parents can be overwhelmed with social media advice. Whatcom County pediatricians from PeaceHealth Medical Group and Unity Care NW in Bellingham stress conversations with doctors for help with health advice from vaccinations to growth patterns, social media use to adolescent mental health.

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Help your kids explore science, theater, music, art

We invited community groups and businesses that serve children 12 and younger to submit their information for this list. Send information or updates for next year to newsroom@bellinghamherald.com. We invite you to add your listings for this year in the online story comments on this list.

Families

Not really a falling star, but here’s how to ‘catch’ it

Fall skies offer observers in the Northwest two chances to see meteor showers in mid-November and mid-December. Get away from bright city lights, sit in a lawn chair with feet oriented toward the direction that the meteors originate from, and give yourself 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness.

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Ana Veciana-Suarez: Paying kindness forward

Sometimes we need a story, a singular example that proves greed is not the governing canon of the world, that executives are sometimes willing to surrender profits for the greater good, and that a charitable act can also translate into a smart public relations move.

Families

Lori Borgman: Let them eat cake � lots of it

I should be in an advertisement with crumbs and frosting all over my face and a large headline that reads, "Got Cake?" We have celebrated 10 family birthdays in the past several months. We've had a lot of cake - according to the scales, about three pounds' worth.

Families

Ask Mr. Dad: When it comes to discipline, babies are like cats. Really

Dear Mr. Dad: My 7-month old baby is a holy terror. He's a very active crawler and is already starting to climb all over the place too, plus he puts everything into his mouth! It seems like I'm always saying "No" to him, but he just ignores me and keeps on doing what he's doing. He definitely needs discipline. What can I do to punish him in a way that will get him to change his behavior?

Videos

Watch students return to the newly built Happy Valley Elementary School in Bellingham

Third graders dance in Katie Tully's music class and other scenes from the first day of school at Happy Valley Elementary on Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Bellingham.
Evan Abell The Bellingham Herald
Watch students return to the newly built Happy Valley Elementary School in Bellingham 1:39

Watch students return to the newly built Happy Valley Elementary School in Bellingham

Bellingham kids show their stuff at Children's Craft Fair 1:29

Bellingham kids show their stuff at Children's Craft Fair

'Thrillingam' - Who's that dancing on the lawn! 4:09

'Thrillingam' - Who's that dancing on the lawn!

North Carolina quintuplets turning 18 despite doctors warning parents they may not survive 1:51

North Carolina quintuplets turning 18 despite doctors warning parents they may not survive