About 30 seconds into the best song you probably never heard, the tears began to flow. I can't make it through Radney Foster's gorgeous "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" without crying. I hadn't thought about the song in a few years.

In today’s world, it pays to raise kids that are confident leaders. If they can assert themselves in productive ways, they can feel more comfortable in life and enhance the lives of others.

It wasn’t COVID, but the scenario was eerily similar to what we’ve read about for the last seven months. A near-death experience would change the direction of my life. Although it was 40 years ago this week, I remember it as if it was yesterday.

Dear Mr. Dad: Almost exactly a year ago, my husband and I sent our last child off to college. We were thrilled. Our house is paid off and we'd just started thinking about selling it and traveling around the country and the world. Then COVID hit and everything changed. Our youngest's college …

Is your teen at risk of suicide? While no teen is immune, there are factors that can make some adolescents more vulnerable than others. Understand how to tell if your teen might be suicidal and where to turn for help and treatment.

Q: My 13-year-old son’s grades and overall respect for me and other adults — teachers, in particular — began going downhill last year (eighth grade), even before the shutdown. He began school this year with the same attitude, if not worse. In response, I have taken away most of his privilege…

Like it or not, virtual schooling means that a lot of kids are now spending their days in front of a screen. The shift is a challenge for all of those involved. But taking short breaks — let’s call them mini-recesses — could help your kid stay focused.

Larry and Bonnie Kniveton of Quincy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13.

Richard and Gail Trimble of Wenatchee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13 with a private celebration.

PHILADELPHIA — When stay-at-home orders were announced in the spring, some people wryly speculated about a COVID-19 baby boom. Social media users even came up with a few suggestions for what this new generation should be called — "coronials" to start, followed by "quaranteens," being two pop…

Seventy-five years ago a worldwide audience fixed its gaze on Tokyo Bay. They’d been promised the performance of a lifetime. The deck of this magnificent ship became a floating stage on which the delicate dance of peace was performed. It would prove to be a dance of destiny choreographed by …

Q: We have a 5-year-old who obsesses about dying. This has been going on for six months, ever since a child in the neighborhood died of a congenital genetic condition. Our son knew the boy and has been fearful of dying ever since. This is causing him lots of anxiety during the day and he is …

Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I have two sons. Our oldest is 4 and the youngest is 3 months old. The problem is that the older one is crazy jealous of the baby. We bought a bunch of books on how to prepare a child to be a big brother and everything seemed to be OK — until about two weeks afte…

NCW Libraries is now offering STEM and craft take-home kits as part of its curbside pickup services at libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties.

The protesters in Portland, known as the Wall of Moms are among self-identified mothers willing to take lead positions during demonstrations. They’re not the first. In recent decades, mothers across the globe have played significant roles in a variety of conflicts. Whether in opposition to t…

SPOKANE — When it comes to living for a century, good genes help. However, environmental and social factors weigh in more than previously thought to reach age 100, Spokane researchers say.

If I were to write a nursery rhyme about a garrulous geezer on a fruitful foray with his giddy granddaughters, it would go like this: “Punny Poppie picked a peck of perfect produce.”

It has happened again — another blob of spaghetti stuck to the kitchen wall. Same location — in the corner next to the highchair. Same suspect — round face, great smile, chubby legs, chubby cheeks, 18 months old.

SHELBY, N.C. — When Tim Crotts first saw the old barn on a farm not far from St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, it was in a state of disrepair with the rusted tin roof full of gaping holes and an abundance of weeds growing wild around the weathered walls.

Q. My ex is far more tenacious in her approach to what’s going on in our nation. While I, of course sympathize with the Black Lives Matter movement, I believe change starts at home and that’s how I choose to take my stand. She is quite vocal, participates in protests and wants to take our 6-…

Dear Mr. Dad: I remember a column you wrote a few years back about arguing in front of the kids, and, as I recall, you thought it might be a good thing. Like lots of couples these days, my husband and I have been arguing a lot more than usual. Sometimes it’s about the coronavirus, sometimes …