Parent University

NPN's Parent University Speaker Series brings you pertinent information on parenting and lifestyle issues. Each event will not only provide interaction with a professional on the topic of the day, but also a chance to connect with and learn from other parents. Parent University is one of the many ways NPN facilitates interaction among our member parents while providing you with educational resources. If you have an idea for a future speaker/session, please contact us at

An E-Ticket is required to attend all Parent University Speaker Series events - 1 adult per each E-ticket.

Next Event

  Learn CPR @ Bennett Day School
Location: Bennett Day School
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM · Jan 25, 2018
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Parking: Free street parking on Morgan, metered parking on Grand Ave. Bennett Day School is two blocks West of the Grand Blue Line stop and the Halsted 8 bus, and 2 blocks South of the Pink/Green Line Stop at Morgan.
Cost: NPN Members: Adults $20.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Non-members: Adults $40.00, Children $0.00, Family Four-pack $0.00
Coordinator: Amy Johnson

Join NPN and Chicago CPR for an important (and possibly lifesaving) opportunity!  

This course features the "Family & Friends CPR Course" content from the American Heart Association. It teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a fun, dynamic group environment by using the AHA's research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the hands-on CPR practice time using the industry's best manikins.

This class is ideal for those who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job (i.e., this is not a CPR certification class). The class is especially geared towards expectant or new parents, grandparents or other caretakers/family members. Chicago CPR Instructors have experience working with more than 20,000 new families and are skilled in the safety challenges that new parents face.

Classes normally cost $40 per person. Our special NPN rate is only $20.00/member! Non-members can join by paying the normal price of $40.00.

While this is an "adult only" event, lap babies are welcome. 

**NPN MEMBERS:  Please make sure you are logged on to get the special NPN member price**

Thank you to our host and presenting sponsor, Bennett Day School.


Note: Your RSVP/ticket payment is a non-refundable reservation and processing fee. 

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Didi Lewis Didi joined NPN in 2010 while researching school options for her son and seeking support from other working moms. When her daughter came along the following year, her fondness for NPN, its activity-packed event calendar, and its active discussion board grew. With a JD and certificate in Family Law from DePaul College of Law, her dedication to the local parent community in her downtown neighborhood, and her passion for advocating family life in the big city (she’s also a proud CPS grad), Didi happily joined the NPN staff in 2013. As School Choice, Programming and Outreach Manager, Didi is excited about helping Chicago parents learn about educational options within the city and discover all of the amazing benefits NPN has to offer for new and growing urban families. After spending her entire life as a north-sider, Didi now lives in the South Loop with her south-sider husband Rod and their city kids, RJ and Rio.

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