Liz DeCarlo has been part of the Chicago Parent editorial team for nine years and is the senior editor of Chicago Parent and editor of Going Places magazine. She is the single parent of three kids.
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Teaching kids with special needs to self-advocate
May 22, 2013
Parents of kids with special needs are so used to advocating for their children that they often forget to teach kids to speak up for themselves.
Big Bugs invade Morton Arboretum
May 20, 2013
David Rogers' larger-than-life Big Bugs exhibit is back at the arboretum for the summer.
Adler Planetarium celebrates summer and science with 100 Days of Wonder
May 17, 2013
Keeping kids learning during the summer can be a challenge, but the planetarium has developed a new program to help parents explore and enjoy science with their children.
Naper Settlement blacksmith finds new calling
May 3, 2013
Greg Merriam loves to make kids smile as he shares tricks of his historic trade at Naper Settlement.
Ketogenic Diet offers hope of a seizure-free life to children with epilepsy
April 12, 2013
Research has shown that about one-third of children on the Ketogenic Diet become seizure-free.
Adventure Stage Chicago tells West Town's story in "Augusta and Noble"
April 8, 2013
New play tells the story of a young girl looking toward her future while embracing her Latino heritage.
Brookfield Zoo's Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit brings the prehistoric to life
April 1, 2013
New exhibit uses interactive elements to help kids understand the links between prehistoric creatures and animals of today.
Lice remover of the future invented by Evanston students
March 28, 2013
After seeing fellow students with itchy scalps, three Kinglsey Elementary kids invent the Lice-A-Nator.
Chicago dad helps Afghan girls go to college
March 26, 2013
Dusty Huscher has helped 23 girls in Afghanistan attend college this year.
Animal Inside Out exhibit review for Chicago families
March 25, 2013
Exhibit can be fascinating for some children, but use caution before going.