Do you suffer from "Mommy or Daddy Brain?" Dr. Smith's knows that parents have a lot to balance - but dealing with diaper rash should be one less stress. Read more from Chicago moms and dads about how they handle mommy/daddy brain.
Ever wanted to explore the world back when dinosaurs were in charge? Here's your chance - an epic, beautiful 3-D movie that puts you right in the prehistoric action. Computer-animated dinos set out on an adventure to see if Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, can triumph. One Chicago Parent reader will win a family five-pack to see the film (opening Dec. 20) at the Classic Cinemas of their choice.
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Meet Cathy Cassani Adams
About this blog
Cathy Cassani Adams is searching for greater meaning and higher
purpose. Her search has taken her down different paths, from the
aisles of the self-help section, to the workshops of gurus, to her
past experience as a child and family therapist at Children's
Memorial Hospital, to her current work as a certified Parent Coach
and yoga instructor. But her greatest lessons come from her
three beautiful daughters, ages 8, 6, and 3. Cathy is the
author of "The Self-Aware Parent: 19 Lessons for Growing
with Your Children.", she's an instructor in the Sociology
Department at Dominican
University, and she and her husband Todd host Zen Parenting Radio on
Pagatim.fm. Cathy lives
with her family in Elmhurst and she can be found at www.cathycassaniadams.com.
The Penn State story of abuse, secrets and lies is unfathomable, and naturally, this makes parents concerned about their own children and their ability to keep them safe. It isn’t helpful to live in fear or become untrusting, but we can take this opportunity to become more conscious of our parenting.
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It's common to see parents forcing their children to apologize. But without real understanding that apology means nothing, they are just words to pacify, words that create social comfort. Read more ...
Now we know that Walter Payton had a difficult road. The details in the tell-all book may or may not all be true, but even if a few of the stories are true, it is clear he had some struggles. But isn’t that OK? Don’t we all have struggles? Don’t we all have times of desperation?
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I didn’t want to pretend that this morning didn’t happen. I didn’t want to sweep this issue under the rug. I am the parent and I am the adult, which means I need to take the lead when it comes to communication.
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My children will hear many untruths in their lifetime and I can't keep it from happening. From the simple to the grand they will hear and experience things that scare them, and I know I can’t be there to unravel all of it. Read more ...