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Parenting Tips: The Decision to Parent in the City

If you are a parent raising a child in Chicago, a soon-to-be parent or even considering having children, you have probably gotten a lot of advice from family and friends about parenting in the city. Some may suggest that you get a different, likely larger, place to live, move to a new location, potentially outside... Read more »

Social Emotional Development

A tremendous amount of attention is paid to promoting intellect in children. In Chicago and other large cities across the country, parents find it necessary to compete to get children into good preschools, standardized tests are common place throughout grade school/middle school and there is an exorbitant amount of pressure on kids in the 8th... Read more »

The Lorax and The Hunger Games Hit Chicago: How these Books and Movies Promote Good Parenting, Enhance Child Development, and Support Family Connections

The month of March was ushered in by the Lorax and takes its leave with the Hunger Games. These two books, turned movies, are capturing the attention of children and teens across Chicago. Kids are excited and they are talking about it. The Lorax, with its vibrant colors, bold animation, and lovable characters (so fitting... Read more »
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Holiday Shopping in Chicago: Toys that Promote Child Development

With the holidays fast approaching, Chicago parents often wonder what the best toys are for children to help promote their development.  Nowadays, stores offer a range of computerized and electronic toys, games and gadgets as well as educational videos and interactive books for children. While some of these items can enhance learning, there are a... Read more »

Summer in the City - Where's My Kid?

Summer in the City - Where's My Kid?
Summer is finally here! People are out and Chicago is bustling. For some Chicago parents, summer is exciting because the kids are out of school; for others, it is overwhelming for this very same reason. Whatever your stance, summer also tends to be a time when parents contemplate their relationships with their children, especially those... Read more »

Why Should I Attend My Condo Association Meetings?

Once you’ve purchased a Chicago luxury condo, you’ll want to attend your condo association meetings. But why you ask? We all have very busy schedules, and finding time to attend our condo meetings is usually not top priority. While this may not seem like the most exciting way to spend your Wednesday evening, attending these... Read more »
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Best Questions to Ask When Looking For an Apartment

Best Questions to Ask When Looking For an Apartment
Buying or renting a new home can be one of the most exciting, opportunistic times of your life, but it can also be a most frustrating and overwhelming experience.  If you are looking to rent apartments in Chicago, it is vital to know what exactly you’re getting for your money. Here is a list of... Read more »

IMPROV CLASS FOR THE SOUL: MEETING HEAVEN HALF WAY by Rachel Hamill

              IT WAS THE PERSON THAT COULD HAVE CHANGED EVERYTHING… THE ONE WITH CHARISMA, THAT COULD STYMIE THE PARENTS, MAINTAIN THE CALM, BLOCK THE UNRELENTING BARRAGE, AND WALK A PATH TO THE INFINITE ONE STEP AT A TIME. AND IT NEVER HAPPENED. THE PERSON OF INTEREST WAS NEVER MET.... Read more »

Social Work Today Article - Building a Practice in a Digital World

Check out the article in Social Work Today – Building a Practice in a Digital World. It highlights how digital media – including blog websites – is being used in social work by clinicians. I was interviewed for it because of my use of blogging for my private child therapy practice, Child Therapy Chicago. I... Read more »
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Exploring Chicago's Museums!

Photo©Flicker/creativecommons/cincooldesigns Among the many benefits of living in a Chicago condo, your proximity to the numerous Chicago museums is one of the best.  Check out some of Chicago’s most popular museums this summer and let us know which are your favorites. The Adler Planetarium Made up of more than 400,000 unique images the Galaxy Wall... Read more »