July 2013

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 summer mom makeovers: August

Personal stylist Charlotte is giving three deserving Chicago moms personalized fashion and shopping tips this summer. Plus, enjoy a discount for Belle Up Boutique! Read...

 
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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: One lesson every parent and child should take back to school this year

Now is the time to talk to kids about standing up for others, asking the solitary child to participate in a game, and demonstrating a kindness that is currently lacking in public discourse, says Marianne Walsh. Who can disagree with that? 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...

 

What Chicago dads encounter when they take their daughters to public bathrooms

Matt Rocco has discovered something every parent before him has discovered: Public bathrooms are nasty, especially when your little girl needs to go and dad needs to take her. 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...

 

5 tips for the first day of school from a Chicago mom and former teacher

Ease nerves and start the year off right with these helpful tips for the first day of school. Read...

 

Chicago mom says awareness of depression must extend to our veterans

Robin Williams' suicide is bringing depression and anxiety into the daily discussion, but this mom wants people to also remember that one group in particular is suffering in silence. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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