2007 October

Chicago Parent magazine

Bulletproof backpacks?

As a moment of silence ended at a safety summit this summer, Rich Arredondo dropped a bombshell on the group of local educators, social workers, a Chicago police officer, an alderman’s aide and representatives of Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy, CAPS. Read...

 

Open your kids' eyes to the world

If you don’t like all the media bombarding your kids you can just turn off the TV or watch everything with them. But for today’s busy families, these are often unrealistic strategies, says Nicole Dreiske, director of children’s programs for the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and co-founder of Facets Multi-Media. Read...

 

Mysteries, nightmares, witches and ghosts

Gilda is a psychic investigator who hunts ghosts. Ghost hunting became her way of coping when her dad died. Read...

 

A bumper crop of music

Can there ever be too much music for children? Read...

 

Focus on fall fun

Fall sure is a fun time of the year. Whether it’s pumpkin harvesting, apple picking or planning for Halloween, these books will get everyone in the spirit of the season. Read...

 

A teacher to know

Adelina E. Flores, a Head Start teacher at the Albany Park Community Center, is a 2007 Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award winner. Read...

 

Not-so-scary ideas for school parties

Halloween celebration crafts and games gone bad—nothing could be scarier to a room mom who has put so much effort into making the party fun. So, we asked teachers all over the Chicago area for their favorite Halloween party ideas.  Read...

 

Treating and managing teen acne

Dealing with acne can be emotionally painful for both you and your teen, but you can help your child manage breakouts and feel better. Read...

 

Protect those peepers

Keeping a close eye on your children’s eyes may help prevent serious eye problems. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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