Exercise now pays off later, study shows

A new study has found that the positive effects of regular exercise can pay off later in life.  Read...

 

Family fun nights can help beat winter weather

As chillier weather sets in, it's a perfect time to start a new and inexpensive tradition: family fun nights.  Read...

 

Photo Slideshow | Boo at the Zoo is, unsurprisingly, adorable

A few Chicago Parent staffers were lucky enough to be judges at the Brookfield Zoo's Boo! What we found was cute overload. Read...

 

My Life | The end of an era

My gymnastics days are over. No more hours at the gym, no ponytails woven with ribbons, no bleacher analysis. My daughter has left the sport. Read...

 

My Life | The Things we Keep

When Hurricane Ike swept through last fall, we lost more than half our possessions. But the ones that hurt the most were the irreplaceable ones: my son's report cards, videos of my daughter; a trophy from the year my husband coached Sam's baseball team. Read...

 

Parenting Isn't for Sissies | It takes a village to raise a parent

Sometimes our children really stump us. Especially when the issues are sensitive, we may feel even more overwhelmed because we're not as inclined to reach out to other parents for support.  Read...

 

New research sheds some light on spanking

Parents who spank their child know they are hurting the little one's back side, if even a little bit. But emerging studies show they may be damaging the thinking end as well.  Read...

 

Health Matters | Understanding your child's growth chart

With all those lines and numbers, growth charts seem like they should come with instructions. Dr. Lisa Thornton decodes these charts and explains why they're important to your child's growth.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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