June 2010

Chicago Parent

Old-fashioned fun at Pinstripes

Hankering for some old-school fun? Bowling and bocce ball are the perfect solution a rainy weekend afternoon.  Read...

 

Our photo shoot with White Sox catcher -- and dad of two -- A.J. Pierzynski

We spent an afternoon with A.J. Pierzynski and his family at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Here are a few shots that didn't make the cover.  Read...

 

It's true: the best things in life aren't things at all

When you’re thinking about a big purchase for your family, go for the family vacation, as much as you really want the plasma TV.  Read...

 

Four summer safety tips

You're planning summer vacations, but emergency room doctors are gearing up for what some of them refer to as the "summer trauma season." Read...

 

A radical approach to preventing childhood drownings

A new approach is teaching children as young as six months to "self-rescue" in an effort to prevent drownings. Read...

 

Spanking is out, talking is in, for Midwest parents

Kids may drive us crazy sometimes, but most parents, especially Midwestern parents, still try reasoning or timeouts instead of spanking.  Read...

 

Signs your child might be abusing inhalants

A McHenry County teen recently died after huffing propane fumes, just a few months before his high school graduation. Could your child be next? Read...

 

Exercise during pregnancy is good for baby later on

Pregnant women who exercise moderately in the second half of pregnancy may reduce their child’s risk of obesity for a lifetime. Read...

 

Smokeless tobacco is harmful for kids

Smokeless tobacco may be a less carcinogenic alternative to smokers trying to cut the habit, but the products are increasingly putting young children in harm’s way. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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