Shannan Younger

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

Although she'd like to be taller and have more time to dive into good books, Shannan is awfully happy with her life in the western suburbs, where she moved after a decade of living on the north side of the city. She blogs about parenting a tween at Tween Us on ChicagoNow and at Families in the Loop and was honored to be in the 2013 Chicago cast of Listen to Your Mother. A recovering attorney who works at a small nonprofit, she was excited to be quoted by the BBC, but hoping that they come back again soon to talk about something other than Justin Bieber.


 

E-mail Shannan at shan910@ymail.com

Past articles

Chicago celebrates Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week. Can you imagine a world without "Where the Wild Things Are," "The Lorax," and "The Diary of Anne Frank?" All were, at one point, banned.  Read...

 

"My Other Ex:" New anthology explores friendships and motherhood

Not all friendships last forever, and that is the subject of "My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends," an anthology of essays from the editors of The Herstories Project. Read...

 

Five ways to pick the best hearing instrument for your child

Navigating all of the available products to help your child's hearing can be a bit overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Read...

 
 

Chicago kids need sleep: New study recommends later school start times

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a study finding that America’s tweens and teens are not getting sufficient sleep and they recommend moving back middle school and high school start times.  Read...

 

4 essential things parents can do to help kids be successful in school and life

Preparing kids for the great big world can be a daunting task. The staff at Kiddie Academy of Crystal Lake has the perfect formula to prepare children for success in school and life.  Read...

 
 

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...

 

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...

 
 

My tween is taller than I am: What Chicago parents need to know about growth spurts

All the extra eating and sleeping your tween is doing could be because a major growth spurt is on the way.  Read...

 

Chicago mom explains what's happening in your tween's brain

Ever wonder what your tween is thinking? Here's a little primer to help figure it out. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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