What your preschooler REALLY needs to know now for the year ahead

For preschoolers, being ready for school isn't really about the academics. Read...

 

Illinois parents and some teachers struggle with national Common Core Standards

What exactly is common core and is it making your child's education better or worse? Read...

 

What happens when a family goes without technology for a day?

Christopher Garlington forewarned his wife and kids the Internet would be down for a day. That didn't stop the hysteria that ensued. Read...

 

Chicago Parent's picks on best back-to-school products

There's still time to pick up a few last-minute back-to-school items that can add a little fun to your child's day. Read...

 

Have brunch on the top of the world at Chicago's Signature Room

Enjoy the food and the view on the 95th floor of the Hancock Center. Read...

 

Ideas for healthy, fun school lunches for kids

Think kids won't eat salad for lunch? Or lunches should have 'kid food'? CP's nutrition expert dispels some myths about brown bag lunches. Read...

 

End toddler bedtime struggles: Tips from Chicago-area pediatrician

Bedtime can cause much stress and frustration for so many parents of toddlers. These pediatrician-recommended tips can help the process along.  Read...

 
 
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Chicago mom makeover: How NOT to embarrass your kids in the carpool line

No mom's hopeless when it comes to looking put-together. A couple of Chicago stylists give some tips on creating your own updated mom look. Read...

 

Beyond PB&J: Two great ideas for your child's lunchbox

Start school lunches off right with these two simple recipes. Read...

 
 

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