Chicago Parent magazine

Advice on navigating middle school from a Chicago tween

Worrying about back-to-school? Shannan's tween daughter shares sound advice for new middle school students and their parents.  Read...

 

Chicago mom creates fun way to make chicken appeal to kids

Pretzels are the key to making this chicken dish a great one to make with the kids this weekend. Read...

 

Expert answers questions on toddler and school tech

How do you stop guests from giving your toddler toys that revolve around technology? Sharon Cindrich Miller has some tips. Read...

 

Ideas to get organized for back to school

Back to school is a perfect time to get things a little better organized around the house. Pinterest is filled with storage ideas. Read...

 

Chicago mom on living with depression

With depression in the spotlight following the death of actor Robin Williams, Melissa takes time to speak out about the disease, which affects her and so many others.  Read...

 

Don't delay on hearing tests for babies and young children

Getting your child's hearing tested is vital to their speech and language development. Read...

 
 

What to look for in a great backpack as Chicago kids head to school

Backpacks aren't about the Ninja turtle on the front. Here's a guide to age-appropriate backpacks. Read...

 

Chicago mom: 10 style lessons motherhood has taught me

Personal style is as important before you have kids as it is after. Charlotte takes you through the style lessons she's learned since becoming a mom.  Read...

 

Chicago mom weighs best back-to-school approach for sensory-overloaded kindergartener

As her kindergartener begins a new school, Jennifer wonders if she should inform teachers of her need for a little extra TLC or just stand back and see what happens.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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