Potty training regression: possible causes and what to do about it

While nighttime control often occurs years later, mastering daytime bladder and bowel control is a process which takes, on average, six months for a child to complete. Urine and stool accidents are common during those months and should be expected.

Toilet training regression, however, is defined as loss of these daytime skills long after the process is complete. It is understandably frustrating and concerning for parents when their child, several months diaper-free, suddenly refuses to...

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 1:12 PM by Tim Porter

3 things working moms shouldn't feel guilty about

Jill* came to see me for therapy at the end of her maternity leave. She had never experienced anxiety before and was suddenly suffering from shortness of breath, racing heart, difficulty breathing and intense feelings of guilt in anticipation of returning to work and leaving her newborn son. 

While the experiences, conditions and circumstances of working vary, many women, like Jill, experience guilt—feeling they are causing harm or doing something wrong.

Mothers often strive to meet...

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 3:52 PM by Jamie Kreiter

NPN members get 20% off at Chicago Kids Day

*PARENT PERK BY CHICAGO KIDS DAY*

Dr. Sarah Weber and Star Events are proud to be sponsoring Chicago Kids Day, a celebration of children’s health and wellness! A fun and entertaining way to educate and teach kids about health and safety. Come rain or shine under the big white tent!

WHAT: Bring your family to Chicago Kids Day!
WHEN: Sat., May 19, 2018, 10am - 1:30pm
WHERE: Chicago Mayfest Tent - 3100 N. Ashland Ave. (@ Barry)
WHO: Open to the public – kids of all ages - $10 per fa...

Posted on May 08, 2018 at 7:00 AM

4 things parents need to know before getting a will

*SPONSORED POST THE LAW OFFICES OF CINDY K. CAMPBELL*

Do you have a will? 

If your answer to this question is “no” you are definitely in the majority, especially if you are the parent of minor children. According to a recent Caring.com study, only 36 percent of parents with children under 18 have a will. But being in the majority is not a good thing. Failure to draft a will could put your family at risk, financially and possibly emotionally. 

To avoid such a situation, you should...

Posted on May 04, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Kids with special needs in private schools can get services. Here's how.

As special education attorneys, we frequently receive calls from parents who want to know whether their children with special needs are entitled to any services or accommodations at private schools. Unlike students in public schools, students with disabilities in private schools are generally not entitled to an IEP under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), however, there are a few options available that parents may want to explore.  

Individual Service Plans: The ID...

Posted on May 01, 2018 at 10:52 AM by Lara Cleary

Chicago date-night ideas that go beyond dinner and drinks

If you're like me, date nights look something like this: drinks, dinner, repeat. My husband and I rarely plan ahead, opting to snag an OpenTable reservation somewhere interesting mere hours before the sitter arrives. A few weeks ago this consisted of an incredibly lucky last-minute opening at Parachute, followed by drinks at Ludlow Liquors. If you wind up at Parachute, don't miss its famous Bing Bread—crispy on the outside and loaded with potato, bacon and scallion. Slather on the sour cr...

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 5:03 PM by Jill Morowitz

NPN members get 50% off summer nanny placement fee

*PARENT PERK BY COLLEGE NANNIES, SITTERS + TUTORS*

Summer is just around the corner. Are your childcare plans all set? A part-time or full-time summer nanny can help make this a fun summer for your kids and make this a stress-free season for you! We do all the work to find a god match with your family. Whether for before and after camp or for full days, a summer nanny can keep the kids engaged and active.  

College Nannies Sitters + Tutors is a full-service agency that can match you...

Posted on April 03, 2018 at 7:00 AM

NPN members get 15% off STEAM summer camp for girls

*PARENT PERK BY INSPIRE GIRLS ACADEMY*

 

Inspire Girls Academy in partnership with Design Dance presents Inspire STEAM! This is an engaging summer day camp for girls 5-8 years old with fun-filled real-world exploration that opens their eyes to the world around them. STEAM concepts are discovered daily as a way of thinking, approaching problems, experimenting and finding solutions.

The girls will engage in weekly projects that range from how to harness the power to explore differe...

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM

How STEM camps fill summer learning gaps

*SPONSORED POST BY ID TECH*

You’re familiar with summer brain drain, right? Perhaps your community calls it "the summer slide" or chooses to combat it with programs boasting “summer brain gain,” or other fun plays on words. 

No matter how you refer to the phenomenon, it’s real. And when it comes to STEM, it’s a lot more prevalent than you may have originally thought. With such “summer learning loss,” kids leave school to enjoy their time off, and in doing so, leave their textbooks a...

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 8:35 AM

NPN members get 15% off estate planning at Cindy K. Campbell Law

*PARENT PERK BY CINDY K. CAMPBELL LAW*

The Law Offices of Cindy K. Campbell is offering 15% off of flat fee estate planning services now through May 15, 2018. 

Cindy K. Campbell works with many NPN families in Chicago helping to set up wills and trusts, working with estate administration, guardianships, and collaborative family law and mediation.

We want our clients to feel knowledgeable and comfortable throughout the process so that we can build relationships and continue to ser...

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM