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 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...

 

What parents need to know about Auditory Processing Disorder

Academic difficulty is often a sign of Auditory Processing Disorder, especially when a child is not reading well or understanding what they are reading. Testing with an audiologist is the only way to identify it. Read...

 
 

Parenting and business collide at Chicago's Disney Social Media Moms event

Chicago area moms were excited to gain business advice at the Disney Social Media Moms On the Road event, but they didn't expect to walk away with parenting advice, as well. Read...

 

The ups and downs of parenting a tween in Chicago

Navigating the highs and lows of parenting a tween is tough. They can act like they’re 2 or 22, and you never know who is walking through the door. Read...

 

Summer childcare for Chicago tweens

In your eyes, your tween may not be old enough to stay home alone during the summer, but hiring a babysitter may not sit well with them. So what's a parent of a tween to do? Read...

 

What Chicago parents need to do about sexting

Parents really need to talk with their kids about sexting and the recent news about Chicago area middle-schoolers might make the uncomfortable conversation easier. Read...

 

Chicago mom: What I learned about my tween after reading her bucket list

Shannan was surprised to discover her tween daughter had created a bucket list. She was even more surprised to find out what was on it.  Read...

 

Chicago tweens are just like toddlers

Teething, napping, growth spurts. You survived them with your toddlers. Are you prepared for round two with your tweens?  Read...

 

Chicago mom's tips for helping kids with the ISAT

State standardized testing begins on Monday for kids in third through eighth grades. Here are five tips for how you can help your kids do their very best on the ISAT. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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