Chicago parents weigh merits of city or suburban schools
4:14 PM - January 28
In a city like Chicago, where siblings can end up at different schools or a child can be waitlisted for dozens of kindergartens, it's hard to decide when to stay and when to go.
Snack Attack: Healthy, portable treats for school
3:21 PM - August 8
Meals can be rushed affairs when school, fall sports and homework kick in. We've got a few ideas to make eating on the run fast and healthy.
How to help your kids with stress
11:23 AM - August 6
From toddlers to little kids to big kids, each age group shows signs of stress differently. It's crucial to know what to look for, what steps to take and how to help your child manage.
Strategies for every school supply shopper
3:03 PM - August 2
Even the 10-cent pencils add up this time of year so check out these four tips to save some cash on back-to-school supplies.
How Chicago families can survive the challenges of middle school
11:02 AM - July 30
Middle school can be tough on both parents and kids. The physical and emotional development during these years can seem overwhelming. Experts weigh in on surviving the changes and challenges middle school brings.
Nine-year-old Asean Johnson speaks out against Chicago Public Schools closings
1:51 PM - May 22
Asean Johnson, whose school has since been spared, brings a rally crowd to its feet during a speech about the potential school closings.
Adler Planetarium celebrates summer and science with 100 Days of Wonder
1:56 PM - May 17
Keeping kids learning during the summer can be a challenge, but the planetarium has developed a new program to help parents explore and enjoy science with their children.
Chicago parents occupy CPS headquarters in a push for more recess time
10:39 AM - April 18
Some schools haven't had play time for decades, which parents and child-development experts say is stunting intellectual and social growth.
Proposed school start age could put Illinois among the earliest in the country
12:11 PM - April 12
Illinois could soon join nine other states with a required school start age at five-years-old.
How much it costs to raise a child [Infographic]
12:32 PM - April 10
Parents can expect to spend between $200,000 and $500,000 on a child from birth to age 17. Plus, college costs.