Robyn Monaghan

After just three days, it was painfully clear that breastfeeding wasn't working for Karen Poskozim or her newborn son. more

May 22, 2013 4:54 PM Chicago Parent Archives


Frank Pinc

Staff at CHC aims to make life as normal and happy as possible for children who may never go home with their families. more

Mar 19, 2013 4:30 PM Chicago Parent Archives

What's so special about being "Great at 8"? more

Jan 23, 2013 12:06 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago families struggle to help their kids bridge gaps between social classes to fulfill the American Dream. more

Nov 13, 2012 11:26 AM Chicago Parent Archives


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Children's Memorial Hospital moves June 9 to a new $855 million state-of-the-art facility at 225 E. Chicago Ave. that envelops patients and their families in a milieu of tranquility, nature and art, all painstakingly crafted to ease the anxiety that comes with being in the hospital. more

May 31, 2012 4:32 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The recession and budget cuts are hitting kids hardest, and a new report from Illinois Kids Count warns that our future will be poorer unless we keep investing in kids now. more

Mar 7, 2012 1:39 PM Chicago Parent Archives


J. Geil/Chicago Parent

Science, technology, engineering and math—STEM—are the four formidable subjects the state of Illinois and the rest of the country need to seriously shore up if the United States is going to compete on the worldwide economic scene. more

Feb 23, 2012 1:28 PM Chicago Parent Archives

Tough decisions to be made before crisis strikes. more

Feb 20, 2012 5:13 PM Special Needs

It takes work, but couples can survive a disability. more

Feb 20, 2012 5:00 PM Special Needs

Ever had your child walk in while you were having sex? Experts say parents put more emphasis on the embarrassment than kids do. And they warn that you shouldn't let it stop you from having sex. more

Jan 24, 2012 11:08 AM Chicago Parent Archives

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J. Geil/Chicago Parent

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

Aug 26, 2011 1:17 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Jul 21, 2011 3:10 PM News

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

Jun 30, 2010 2:05 PM General Parenting

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

Feb 23, 2010 3:52 PM Chicago Parent Archives

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

Feb 11, 2010 2:02 PM Special Needs

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. more

Jan 25, 2010 3:52 PM Special Needs

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. more

Jan 4, 2010 2:20 PM Chicago Parent Archives

It doesn't matter whether your youngsters are in sports, drama club, debate team or math bowl. Parents and coaches call the signals that shape the life lessons kids take away from the activities. more

Oct 21, 2009 3:26 PM , Chicago Parent Archives

Elimination communication — the natural practice of tuning in to baby’s elimination needs and holding them over a receptacle — is popular in many parts of the world, and practiced by some local families. more

Sep 22, 2009 11:00 AM Chicago Parent Archives


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