March 2011

Chicago Parent

Ryan Koudelik, 7, of Darien.

When Chicago dads are out of work, moms step up to the plate

The recession has some couples swapping breadwinning roles, and the reversal can be hard on families.  Read...

 

Is it OK to post photos of my baby on Facebook?

Facebook can be a great way to show Grandma baby's first tooth, but is it safe? Read...

 

Out of life's lemons, disabled Chicago cop makes applesauce

After a gunshot left him paralyzed, a Chicago police officer turned to his mother's old-fashioned applesauce recipe.  Read...

 

Want an obedient kid? Get some leverage

Our son's summer trip to Japan has proven to be a 40-foot-tall, diamond-encrusted, solid-gold carrot. Who knew that was all it took to get him to take out the trash? Read...

 

In cancer diagnosis, mom finds upside: opportunity to be a role model

Somewhere along my road to recovery, I realized I have become a living role model for my children. Read...

 

Parent Panel: When to step in

You see a child acting aggressively toward another child and their parent isn't doing anything about it. Do you step in? Read our Parent Panel answers and weigh in! Read...

 

Could your child be anemic?

Is your child feeling run down or tired, irritable and looking a little pale? It might just be the long Chicago winter, but it might be anemia. Read...

 

Pizza night (without the guilt) in your own kitchen

Who doesn’t love pizza night? But there’s that nagging worry that pizza is a “junk food.” Is it? Read...

 

When it comes to family matters, stop and think before acting

The message you send when you ask for time to think about another person’s perspective— whether it’s your child’s or another adult’s—is that you’re willing to carefully consider it.  Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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