June 2012

Chicago Parent

Cover boys Ryan and Leo Zalzwedel

This month's craft: Tiny trinket keepers

Candies to rocks and everything in between can be kept in a safe place by your little collectors. Read...

 

Olly Olly Play Cafe

Pirate ships, thrones, medieval castles and ultra-slippery slides: all fodders for the imagination at Olly Olly Play Cafe. Read...

 

Plugged-in parent: Posting kids' pictures

As yourself some questions before you post pictures of other peoples' kids. Read...

 

Plugged-in parent: Summer reading

Some great options for summer reading for kids - with high tech readers. Read...

 

Parenting isn't for sissies: Fathers matter

Pop culture often portrays fathers as bumbling, or simply not important. Jennifer DuBose says fathers matter - and mothers should let them. Read...

 

Giving back: A father's journey to Cambodia

With wife Leny, son Kyle, 9, and daughter Kayla, 7, by his side, Sou recently spearheaded a fundraiser that collected $7,000 for the homeless and victims of natural disaster in Cambodia.  Read...

 

12 ways to teach kids about money

Teaching kids sooner rather than later about money and debt can pay off substantially. Using credit responsibly and living within your means are valuable financial habits that cannot be taught quickly. Rather, a well-rounded financial education occurs over time with age-appropriate lessons, many of which are conveniently disguised as fun. Use these techniques to help your kids grow into financially savvy young adults. Read...

 

Taking care of hair and skin despite the summer heat

If you have little people in your life, summer is also a time of family travel, swimming and intense sun and heat exposure. And our skin and hair can pay the price. Here is a collection of ways to help you look fabulous as you launch into all things summertime. Read...

 

Probiotics and prebiotics: Do they work?

Popular media pushes probiotics and prebiotics. Our health columnist Dr. Lisa Thornton says that scientists are starting to see the claims are largely true. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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