Posts tagged "parenting"

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 »

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War of the Spoons.

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The Importance of Childhood Experiences and Relationships

Children are made up of their experiences and early relationships are pivotal to their personality and character development. As such, it is important to understand these early experiences and relationships in order to make sense of why a child might be behaving in a certain way, reacting to some things in a particular manner, seeming... Read more »
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