Anna Carlson

Middle school can be tough on both parents and kids. The physical and emotional development during these years can seem overwhelming. Experts weigh in on surviving the changes and challenges middle school brings. Read more


Tips to build the best parent-nanny team possible. Read more


You’ve heard of Superman and Batman, but it’s time for a new crime fighter to join the ranks of your family’s favorite superheroes. Read more

Arts & Culture

Ready to go fly a kite? Head to Montrose Harbor for the annual Kids and Kites festival. Read more

Fairs & Fests

Los Comales in Pilsen features authentic Mexican food everyone in your family will love. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Enjoy the cool temps at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's Nature Trails exhibit. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Get help on Sept. 24 from certified technicians who will make sure your child's seat is approved and installed correctly. Read more

General Parenting


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The Chicago Family Adventures tour of Pilsen proves itself to be a fun adventure for kids. Read more

General Parenting

As stories of extreme bullying make headlines, it's important to remember that this often starts with "harmless teasing" among young children. How to help your child stand up to mean words. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives


Courtesy of Language Stars

When it comes to kids and bilingualism, it’s never too early to begin learning a second language, even if your child is a newborn. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

One Glenview mom began offering art classes for mothers of special needs children to help parents connect and enjoy some "me" time. Read more

Special Needs


Mike Lynaugh

Grab some sunscreen, a few beach towels and your little pilot and head out to Gary, Ind., for the 2011 South Shore Air Show. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

The Wiggles have been making children sing and dance for 20 years, and to celebrate they are heading to Chicago on their Big Birthday Tour. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives

Chicago wasn't always beachfront and blacktop, and the Nature Museum's newest exhibit takes visitors to wetlands, woodlands, prairies and savannas. Read more

Chicago Parent Archives


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