Posts from: September 2012

Running for 2! How to run while pregnant & Giveaway

Like anything with pregnancy, it depends who you are talking to when looking (or not looking!) for answers. Naturally, running while pregnant, there are many opinions out there as well.  Me, I love to run.  I get upset when I miss a run.  It’s my own time and I enjoy being out on the road.  I was training last summer for the Chicago Marathon and had only a few weeks left to the race when we found out we were pregnant.  I was worried about having to stop but I was told that my body was alre...

Posted on September 05, 2012 at 10:00 AM by Melissa Stone

NPN Fitness & Family Perks - 1st Strollers in the Front 5K!!!

NPN is teaming up with Event 360 and the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) to bring NPN families the best of the best in training and family fun. 

Get ready for Chicago's 1st Strollers in the Front 5K Run & Walk! Whether you are expecting, will be racing with your littlest ones, or want to get your child in on the Kids Dash, mark your calendar for Sunday Oct. 28th and be a part of this beyond-family friendly event.

Strollers in the Front 5K - NPN members save $5 on your r...

Posted on September 04, 2012 at 4:30 PM by Ellie Ander

Better Instructions, More Cooperation

Do you become frustrated when your young child ignores your instructions?  Does this lead to arguments and stress at home?  Psychologists have researched how small changes in the way you give children directions can produce significant changes in how often they follow them.  Here are five helpful steps to remember:

1.  Decide if your request is important. Parents have to prioritize the importance of the requests that they make, especially with children who misbehave often. Most childre...

Posted on September 04, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Steven Meyers

A Preschool Teacher’s Tips for Easing Separation Anxiety

“Fake it until you make it,” Kelli Harris, preschool teacher at Akiba-Schechter, advises parents leaving their two-year-olds at preschool for the first time. “If you’re uneasy about leaving your child, don’t show it,” she said. “Cry in the hallway. Kids know when their parents feel unsure, and that makes them feel unsure themselves.”

Harris says easing separation anxiety boils down to 3 Cs:

Cooperation. Trust your child’s teacher and rely on her experience. Most likely, she’s been ...

Posted on September 03, 2012 at 6:00 AM by Annette Gendler