Posts from: January 2015
We are constantly meeting new families that are looking for the resources they need as they begin the exciting journey of parenting in Chicago. Whether you are new to the city or born and raised (like myself), NPN has some really amazing resources for the newly pregnant family.
Here are 5 AWESOME ways to get a GREAT value out of your NPN membership when you're expecting:
5. Parent Perks. Your NPN membership gives you thousands of dollars of potential discounts including deals fro...Posted on January 30, 2015 at 6:00 AM
I get it. You're busy. Holiday cards barely made it out by New Years and you're at least four loads of laundry behind. Here are my top five tech helpers that every Chicago parents needs to know about.
No more running out to the store for the fifth time in a week because you forgot an ingredient. Instacart is a personal shopping service that will go to seven local stores (Mariano’s, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Costco to name a few) and can arrive at your doorstep in l...Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Keep a Healthy Focus on Your Child with Behavioral Challenges through Divorce
One of the most insightful things I learned in university about divorce was that it – in and of itself – is not dangerous or damaging to a child, but how we interact with and in front of a child makes the difference. As a child of divorce, I couldn’t agree more.
Divorce is a complicated time for families. This is particularly true for families of children with behavioral challenges. While you may be hurt ...Posted on January 26, 2015 at 7:00 AM
New NPN Member Only Discounts are Here! From camp discounts to children's theatre, we're sure there's something for everyone!
Don't miss out, login for your member-only promo code and expiration date information.
JCYS Summer Camp - Register your child(ren) for JCYS Big City Day Camp (K – 6th Grade) and/or Sunflower Camp (2 – 5 years old) in Lakeview! Discounts also available for all JCYS Summer Camps in Highland Park, Buffalo Grove and Ingleside. NPN Members save up to $250 off y...Posted on January 20, 2015 at 6:52 AM
The interest in the Managing Challenging Behaviors workshop at our last year's Developmental Differences Resource Fair was so great that we didn’t have time to answer everyone’s questions. We asked attendees to write them down and send them along. Here are some of those questions along with some suggestions from the experts at Tuesday’s Child. We thought we post some of these questions as a refresher.
Q: "How do I deal with the Dr. Jeckle/Mr. Hyde?"
A: Consistency is key-- When th...Posted on January 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM
In today's economy, many households have two working parents. That's where a nanny comes in. Hiring a nanny to care for your little one is an intimidating process. So here's four steps we suggest in finding the perfect nanny.
Step 1—Getting Started with Interviewing
When you’re armed with a clear understanding on how the interview process works, things can be MUCH easier.
Reach out to potential candidates to schedule an initial phone screening.
Have some standard inte...
I've got cabin fever and the only prescription is more cowbell....or a super fun concert for kids and parents alike!
NPN is thrilled to be presenting Concerts for Kids at the Beat Kitchen every Sunday this Winter. Most shows are $6/ticket (non-walkers are free), doors open at 11:00, music starts at noon. The Beat Kitchen has a full bar and brunch menu with lots of favorites for little tummies! You can purchase tickets by clicking on the links below. NPN members get a discount on all Co...Posted on January 16, 2015 at 6:40 AM
For many families, the admissions process is daunting. Although most independent and private schools have one, all are not made equal. When parents ask me about the admissions process, I have lots of advice but mostly I try to get across that every school culture is different and every admissions director handles the process according to their specific school culture. Below are five take-aways for families in the admissions process.
1. The process and the school are one
Never separ...Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Winter break wasn't too long ago, and with the cold weather keeping everyone in the coop, a date night is needed away from our little darlings. Date Night Now — a new babysitting service by your friends at Sittercity — has arrived in your area! Date Night Now connects you with great neighborhood sitters who are guaranteed to be available every Friday and Saturday night. Get started now and you could have a date night as soon as this weekend!
Try Date Night Now by Sittercity and take $1...Posted on January 13, 2015 at 6:12 AM
Need something to get you out of the house? Need something to empower you to be the best parent you can be? Check out our calendar of great parent-related workshops this winter!
· 1/13 - Private School Parent/Teacher Mixer @ Erikson Institute
· 1/17 - Adoption 201: Basics of Domestic Adoption @ St. Michael's Parish Center
· 1/22 - 1-2-3 Magic with Dr. Thomas Phelan @ St. Stanislaus Kostka School (FILLING FAST!)
· 2/2 - Separation & Divorce in Il...Posted on January 12, 2015 at 7:00 AM