Amber Beutel

When you become a parent, your life revolves around your child’s future. You save for their college tuition. more

Sep 1, 2009 2:46 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Your son walks in from the bus stop with a sour expression on his face. You know that look, but decide to proceed anyway. more

Sep 1, 2009 12:09 PM Chicago Parent Archives

A new baby is exciting, but the youngest members of the family might not fully share your joy. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:50 AM Chicago Parent Archives

As a parent of a special needs child, you want your actions to be supportive as well as effective. more

Sep 1, 2009 11:50 AM Special Needs

Frank is sweet and thoughtful but stands just a little too close. Susie has a wonderful laugh, but her voice is so loud more

Sep 1, 2009 10:52 AM Chicago Parent Archives

You tell your daughter to sit up for the hundredth time as she slumps over her homework. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Your daughter wakes you up at 1 a.m. You can tell she is very upset. more

Aug 31, 2009 3:11 PM Chicago Parent Archives

You’re struggling with eight bags of groceries, all by yourself, because your loving children have disappeared inside more

Aug 31, 2009 2:42 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Plans for summer are coming together. Bobby is in tennis. Susie is in cheerleading. more

Aug 31, 2009 2:41 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It's Friday night. Your family is gathered around the table ready to play the newest board game. more

Aug 31, 2009 2:13 PM Chicago Parent Archives