Chicago Parent

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...

 

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...

 

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 learns to let go of guilt

It’s time to let it go and realize it’s OK to make mistakes Read...

 

Yoga fest is Chicago mom's way to create community of peace

Jennifer Robertson will hold a free yoga event for kids this weekend. Read...

 

Two easy treats to create good moments with tweens in the kitchen

Get out the mixing bowls and start instilling confidence and cooking skills in your tween. Read...

 

Back-to-school countdown: Tips for a successful start to the school year

Set the tone for a good school year by easing kids back into school time routines.  Read...

 
 
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