I would like to have the parent page stay “active” when the current page is any of the children elements. For example, while on the “Back Story” page, I would like the navigation element “About” to stay highlighted/active.
Wordpress adds the super helpful selectors that do that for you. Try doing this:
// parent styling here
// child styling here
This should work for any page that you’re on.
Edit: After looking at your css, it looks like you’re actually already using those selectors, however you’re not coloring their backgrounds, only the text. So if you use those along with background it might help out?