Robyn Monaghan

Contributor

The mom of a college girl and a long-time journalist, Robyn Monaghan has survived the terrible two's, the trying teens and now grapples with the growing pains of the news business. With a cache of investigative writing kudos in her scrapbook and a reporter's notebook in her purse, Robyn scopes out the kid zone for news Chicago parents can use.

Past articles

 

Dealing with dad's deportation

What does a family do when the kids are U.S. citizens, but a parent is being deported? Read...

 

Can you trust your school to investigate sexual abuse?

If you suspect abuse, here's why your first call shouldn't be to the school.  Read...

 

Living - and parenting - in a toxic world

It seems toxins are everywhere these days, but purging chemicals from life can be a hard pill to swallow. Read...

 

Though illegal, housing discrimination continues against families with kids

As foreclosures force families into rental housing, some are finding a "not welcome" sign. Read...

 

Help your child with special needs navigate sex and relationships

The truth about the birds, the bees and special needs.  Read...

 

Are environmental toxins to blame for autism and ADD?

Contemporary science is telling us that the chemical cures to our ills and irritations may be worse than the nuisances they were created to eliminate. Read...

 

Growing number of Illinois schools are teaching students in two languages

A growing number of school districts are turning to dual-language instruction, serving their Spanish-speaking students and broadening cultural horizons for their English speakers. Read...

 

Choir director Josephine Lee brings out the best in Chicago's kids

As director of the Chicago Children's Choir, Josephine Lee is a master at drawing out talent in kids, stretching not just their vocal chords, but their horizons as well. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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