Chicago Special Parent

How to teach kids that it's okay to have feelings

An important lesson for kids to learn is that it's perfectly normal to experience a wide range of emotions, and to show them when you feel them.  Read...

 

Knowing when to ask for help

Asking for help isn't always easy, but it's something every Chicago parent has to do at some point.  Read...

 

Pin-tested: Curling hair with a flat iron

With winter descending upon Chicago all too soon, moms can keep some spring in their hair with this mom-tested pin on Pinterest. Read...

 
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9 tips for finding the perfect school for your child and family

The school search can be complex and overwhelming. Take these steps to help ensure you find a school that’s a great fit for your child and your family. Read...

 
 
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Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm offers fun family experiences in Chicago's south suburbs

You'll find Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. It features all the amenities you'd expect, plus a few surprises! Read...

 

Halloween – The Season of Giving

Marianne Walsh hasn't bought a single piece of candy for trick-or-treaters Friday, but she's got Christmas already wrapped up. Sound familiar or is she just nuts? Read...

 

Halloween craft: Teal trick-or-treat bags for Chicago's allergy sufferers

Erin is taking the popular #TealPumpkinProject one step further with this craft for trick-or-treaters who suffer from allergies.  Read...

 

Chicago dad fears: The scariest thing about halloween? Christmas

How one dad is mentally preparing for the explosion of materialism that follows Halloween. Read...

 

Experience the perfect family staycation at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

The Four Seasons Chicago has mastered the art of catering to kids. Check out their new 'Let's Get Away' package for the perfect staycation. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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