Tween Us

5 fun and festive holiday events in Naperville

Soak up the magic of the season in Naperville. One of Chicago's largest western suburbs has so much to offer families this holiday. Read...

 

KitchenSurfing makes hosting a dinner party fun and easy

KitchenSurfing is a great company that connects people with local chefs who come cook delicious food at your house, and leave your kitchen spotless. What more can a busy mom want? Read...

 

Going to vote? Why it's a good idea to take your child with you

Every vote matters. Tomorrow is Election Day and a great opportunity to teach your kids about the importance of letting their voice be heard. Read...

 

A message of peace: What Chicago parents can learn from Malala and their own kids

Chicago families, and the world, honor Malala Yousufzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Read...

 

5 creative ways to get Chicago kids to clean their rooms

Let's face it, most tweens and teens don't want to clean their rooms. But if you're pulling your hair out, try these creative tips to get them motivated. Read...

 

Chicago celebrates Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week. Can you imagine a world without "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Lorax," and "The Diary of Anne Frank?" All were, at one point, banned.  Read...

 

"My Other Ex:" New anthology explores friendships and motherhood

Not all friendships last forever, and that is the subject of "My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends," an anthology of essays from the editors of The Herstories Project. Read...

 

Chicago kids need sleep: New study recommends later school start times

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a study finding that America’s tweens and teens are not getting sufficient sleep and they recommend moving back middle school and high school start times.  Read...

 

Advice on navigating middle school from a Chicago tween

Worrying about back-to-school? Shannan's tween daughter shares sound advice for new middle school students and their parents.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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