July 2010

Chicago Parent

Stamp out summer brain drain with these tips from Chicago teachers

Research shows kids can lose up to three months of learning over the summer. Try these tips to keep brain drain at bay. Read...

 

Slideshow | July cover shoot at North Ave. Beach

Genia Chase, 4, of Chicago, and Mousse the chocolate lab have a ball at North Ave. Beach.  Read...

 

We're parents, not friends

It may be Independence Day, but our children may not be quite ready for the independence they crave—or, perhaps, that we give them. How much is too much? Read...

 

The questions every parent should ask their pediatrician

Asking serious questions of your child's potential doctor isn't being a stickler. It's being a good parent. Here are a few to get you started. Read...

 

Shake off the salt habit

Americans' love affair with salt is linked to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, renal disease and decreased bone density. Dump the dash with these salt-free cooking tips.  Read...

 

Music | Make sure your kids know the classics

It's our job as parents to make sure our children are well versed in the classics of children’s music. Long after the latest music superstar has faded, these gems will continue to shine. Read...

 

5 ways to get your little Mozart movin' and groovin'

Music integrates the mind and the body and helps strengthen sensory integration, a critical factor when it comes to reading and math readiness and achievement.  Read...

 

Good daycare can give kids a leg up in the long run

The debate over daycare continues, but a new long-term study finds it can give kids an academic boost as they hit their teenage years.  Read...

 

Dads can get the baby blues, too

We’ve been hearing more about the risk of postpartum depression in mothers. But there’s another population that’s been left out: fathers. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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