Posts from: July 2013

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Time Out Chicago & Captain Morgan® Original Spiced Rum present the Summer on the Patio Music Series!!NPN Members click here to purchase & save $5 off each ticket. Adults only 21+. Kick back on the rooftop of American Junkie at Time Out Chicago's exclusive summer series celebrating the city's best outdoor bars, stand out music stars, delectable eats prepared by chef Kendal Duque... Read more.



Summer Soccer Bash @ C...

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM by Ellie Ander

"Breastfeed Like A Giraffe"....Gimmie a Break

Before my first child was born, I needed to find a pediatrician. I set up two interviews with doctors recommended by mama friends. My firstinterview felt like meeting a politician—a slimy politician. He walked in a half hour late and, as a greeting, asked where my husband was. At work, I explained, irked at his assumption that I even had a husband. Satisfied with my husband’s whereabouts, he finally shook my hand. His handshake was a vice grip, like he was trying to crush the tiny bones in...

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 7:15 AM by Sara Witt

Use Your Child’s IEP as a Bullying Prevention Tool

Although bullying is not new, recent attention to the problem has made adults more aware of the heartbreaking ways kids can intentionally hurt other kids.  Any child can be a victim of bullying; however, children with special needs often bear the brunt of a bully’s wrath because their differences make them easy targets.  Fortunately, parents of kids with special needs have their own tool for fighting back: their Individual Education Plan (IEP).   An IEP is a document that outlines the extr...

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Libby Galin

Safe Summer Fun

No matter where you spend your sunny summer days, KID wants to make sure that they are safe summer days. That’s why we created our Summer Safety flyer which can provide families great summer product safety tips. Below are some highlights from that flyer. Feel free to contact Laura if you would like to order copies of the Summer Safety flyer or go ahead and download this document or others from our educational materials page.

Don’t forget to keep checking for recalls during these summer...

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Discounts on Children's Classes & Indoor Play

NPN Members enjoy many perks to their NPN Membership, including discounts on indoor play and baby/kid's classes. Login, join or renew to view take advantage of the discounts provided by our generous NPN Parent Perk Partners!

Baby Loves Disco gives families a break from the rou­tine play­ground cir­cuit let loose for some post nap­time, pre-dinner fun.Use code "babylovesdisco" at ticket checkout for a special 4 for $50 ticket deal.

Language Stars offers fun foreign language immersi...

Posted on July 09, 2013 at 5:30 AM by Ellie Ander

How to Help Your Baby Sleep

As new and expectant parents, there is so much information out there on how help your baby sleep so you can sleep!  Smart Love relies on an approach that has been in practice for more than thirty years.  Join us on Tuesday, July 25 from 7:00-8:30 PM for the most growth-promoting and effective ways to help your baby learn how to happily and comfortably put herself to sleep and develop lasting happiness in her relationship with you. 

Learn how to:

Become an expert at making your baby...

Posted on July 08, 2013 at 1:00 PM by Kelly Perez

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (July 8-July 14)

Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/out your kids? Our NPN calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for kids and parents needing a mental break or extra fun.




 

FREE & Open to the Public:

 


- Monday, July 8, Water Fun @ The Crown Fountain (Millenium Park)

- Friday, July 12, Storytime at the Zoo @ Lincoln Park Zoo


Discounted and Open to the Public:

 


- Tuesday, July 9, Moms In Business - ...

Posted on July 08, 2013 at 7:40 AM by Becky Reno

Top 5 Reasons Kids Should Do Theatre

I recently met my first group of 2013 summer campers with my children’s theatre company, Compass Creative Dramatics.

I’m always excited to meet these new faces – some who’ve never done a play before, some who are already pint-sized veterans, and the whole range in between. I know firsthand the amazing benefits that these kids will see – starting with just one week of theatre programming.

As a kid, I was a runner and a gymnast.  I sang in choir and played violin.  I started theatre lates...

Posted on July 05, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Cathlyn Melvin

Tips for Managing Challenging Behaviors

Back in May, Tuesday’s Child hosted a workshop for NPN parents called “Managing Challenging Behaviors.” The workshop was led by JoAnne Loper, Director of Parent Education at Tuesday’s Child, and Sallie, Liz, Lydia and Lucy, four parents who have completed Tuesday’s Child’s Behavior Intervention program and now train other moms and dads. 

Many of the parents who attending were struggling with bedtime, so a majority of the time was spent addressing that difficult time of day. Here are a ...

Posted on July 03, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Brandon Combs

What to do this week in Chicago-Family & Grown-Up City Fun (July 1-July 7)

Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/out your kids? Our NPN calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for kids and parents needing a mental break or extra fun.






 

FREE & Open to the Public:

 


- Monday, July 1, Picnic in the Park @ PFC Milton Olive Park

- Wednesday, July 3, Storytime at the Zoo @ Lincoln Park Zoo


Other events to register for now:

 

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Posted on July 01, 2013 at 7:20 AM by Becky Reno