NPN members get $14 off at O'Hare Personal Valet

*PARENT PERK BY O'HARE PERSONAL VALET*

If you enjoy waiting for trams and shuttles, this is not for you! 

O’Hare Personal Valet is a family travel solution. Drive to the terminal in your own car by picking up a valet 2 miles outside O’Hare. When you arrive back from your trip, we will deliver your vehicle to arrivals, outside baggage claim. Pack up the car and head home. Our valet will find their own way back to the lot. 

Indoor/outdoor parking. Washes, waxes and details are ava...

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members save 10% on tuition at Montessori Gifted Prep

*PARENT PERK BY MONTESSORI GIFTED PREP*

Consider giving the gift of global languages by enrolling your child at Montessori Gifted Prep.

From improved social skills to deeper family connections, learning a foreign language affords children an infinite amount of benefits.

Our trilingual immersion preschool program, with each class taught in Spanish, Mandarin, and English, opens your child up to a world of possibility not available to monolingual speakers.

Awarded by Best of Chi...

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Register now for NPN's Annual Preschool and Elementary School Fair!

Registration for NPN's annual School Fair is now open!

Come to the *only* Chicago school fair that brings together 100+ preschools and elementary schools under one roof! Neighborhood Parents Network has everything you need to answer all of your school-search questions. It's a one-stop shop to help you prepare your kids for success in the early years and beyond.

This year's fair features...

Reps from preschools and elementary schools all over the city, ready to answer all your ...

Posted on August 07, 2019 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

NPN members save up to 20% + free shipping on meals at lil'gourmets

*PARENT PERK BY LIL'GOURMETS*

Introducing lil’gourmets, the first and only brand of fresh (refrigerated), organic veggie meals for babies and toddlers. Our unique veggie-first promise means that our recipes make vegetables the star – each of our meals is 70–95% veggies and beans, and only 3–5g of sugar. We add hints of spice blends to our chef-inspired recipes for delicious flavors you and your child will love.

All our products are pediatrician-approved, minimally processed, and th...

Posted on August 06, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members save 15% off treatment fee at Love My Smile

 

*PARENT PERK BY LOVE MY SMILE*

Looking for a reason to smile? Love My Smile is a brand new orthodontic office offering braces and clear aligners to patients of all ages. Our flexible treatment options and affordable financial arrangements are individually suited to your personal needs and goals. Crowding, spacing, discomfort? Overbites, open bites, underbites? Just don’t love your smile? We can take care of all of it.

Dr. Kitt Stevens uses the latest technology in a state-of-t...

Posted on July 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NPN members save 50% on registration & first month's tuition at Children's Lighthouse

*PARENT PERK BY CHILDREN'S LIGHTHOUSE*

Children's Lighthouse North Center is dedicated to providing educational childcare to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our mission is to nurture the development of each child's full potential—intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically—in an atmosphere of safety and trust. Each member of our professional and highly trained staff is committed to standards of excellence in all aspects of educational childcare. Our secure facility is open ...

Posted on July 23, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Family-friendly summer bike rides in Chicago

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

Family biking in Chicago and the surrounding areas is fun, healthy, inexpensive and earth-friendly. You just have to know the rules of the road, and have a few family-friendly destinations in mind.

Step 1: Start small
Air up tires and adjust helmets so they are level to the ground, and won’t move around when your child shakes her head yes or no. To warm up, ride around the block or in a paved park or schoolyard. Try riding to a favorite park that i...

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 3:46 PM by Lesley Tweedie

NPN members pay no application fee at British International School SL

*PARENT PERK BY BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SOUTH LOOP*

The British International School of Chicago, South Loop offers a personalized and truly international approach to learning for students aged 3 - 18 years, developing lifelong learners and determined problem-solvers who are prepared to be leaders in the 21st century. Your child is supported to achieve more than they ever thought possible in our vibrant, inclusive, international community that represents more than 30 countries.

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Posted on July 09, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Encouraging a love of writing in a world of emojis

In a world dominated by likes and emojis, how do you encourage a love of writing in your kids? My traditional, British self has been pondering just this question.

Writing provides the means for children to communicate and to express themselves. There are many ways to help your child feel not only the empowerment that comes from writing but the fun that can come with it, too—at any age.

The very young

A child is never too young to embark upon their writing journey. To set the foun...

Posted on July 08, 2019 at 11:51 AM by Fiona Royer

Is your relationship ready for baby? 4 tips to prepare your partnership

Becoming a parent is a joyful, exciting time. It is also a stressful, disorienting and exhausting time.

There is cultural messaging that children are a joy and we should be happy throughout their babyhood. However, as a clinical psychologist and mother, I've seen that this is just not reality, and this message creates shame for mothers and partners who struggle with this major life transition. In fact, did you know that, statistically, couples report the lowest rates of marital satisfa...

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 2:24 PM by Rachel Riley Fancher