July 2011

Chicago Parent magazine

Jalia Davis, 7, and her sister, Shamilya, 6, at the Forest Park Aquatic Center. Photo by J. Geil.

Type 1 Diabetes isn't caused by junk food: What parents should know

Diabetes is a shocking diagnosis for parents to hear, but with treatment and education, children who have Type 1 diabetes can lead normal, healthy, active lives. Read...

 

Chicago nutritionist debunks top 5 nutrition myths for kids

Between the Internet and misinformed friends and day care providers (maybe even Grandma!), there’s plenty of nonsense floating around about feeding children. Let’s explore some of the biggest ones. Read...

 

Chicago dad says gaming helps him stay closer to his kids

I headed to my local game store to find something everyone could enjoy. What I found was a treasure trove of entertainment. Read...

 

Funny Dad | Son afflicted by acute vegetarianism

When my son told me he was a vegetarian, I was standing in the kitchen in an apron that read "Kill it/Grill it," cradling a pork shoulder I had slow-roasted for 12 hours. I told him he was in the wrong house. Read...

 

Science + You at Kohl Childrens Museum puts kids in lab coats

Before the kids can even start to whine about not liking science, Kohl Children's Museum and Abbott have teamed up to create a new exhibit that just might make them love it first. Read...

 

Why taking risks is good for you

We caution our kids against risky behavior, but sometimes risk can be good for you.  Read...

 

Sibling rivalry might be good for kids, study says

Tired of listening to seemingly endless bickering between your kids? Take heart—a good old-fashioned case of sibling rivalry can actually help kids' development. Read...

 

Chicago clown talks about circus life

You can catch Giovanni Zoppé as Nino the clown in two circus performances this month. We caught up with the Aurora dad to talk about life under the Big Top. Read...

 

Beat back summer brain drain at these Chicago hot spots

We're midway through summer and you can already see everything your kids learned in school slipping away like the waterdrops off their swimsuits. It's time to start thinking about heading off complete summer brain drain. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
Copyright 2014 Wednesday Journal Inc. All rights reserved. Chicago web development by liQuidprint