NPN members get 50% off the application fee at British International School South Loop

*PARENT PERK BY BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SOUTH LOOP*

What makes our international school special?

With convenient access to family-friendly neighborhoods and renowned cultural landmarks, British International School Chicago South Loop school is the only private school in Chicago offering personalized education to students ages 3 to 18 under one roof. 

Our Highest Quality Learning approach combined with the finest teachers in the world raise the ambitions of every child throu...

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Breastfeeding inequality: it’s time to end the mommy wars

Too much bandwidth is being taken up by the so called "mommy wars."

In this debate, opposing tribes of (typically well-off, middle-class) moms berate each while wielding their totemic claims: “Breast is best” vs “Back off and butt out, it’s every moms right to choose what’s best for her and her baby.”

Now, I’ll be honest. Until recently, I used to be one of these moms. I had breastfed two children and so it was obvious: my team was Breast is Best. In fact, being a blogger, I even po...

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Neve Spicer

NPN members get $30 off sports physicals at Children's Urgent Care

*PARENT PERK BY CHILDREN'S URGENT CARE*

The new school year is just around the corner! Get your athletes prepared for the fall season with Children’s Urgent Care sports physicals.

Children’s Urgent Care is an after hour pediatric-focused immediate care. Our goal is to provide quality pediatric care, while offering convenient and affordable services. We see kids 21 years old and younger, and are open weekdays from 3pm-9pm, and weekends from 9am–7pm.   

What makes Children's Urgen...

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Back-to-school prep tips for parents of kids with special needs

For most parents, back-to-school time means buying the kids a new backpack and shoes, and maybe taking them for a haircut. For parents of kids with special needs, however, going back-to-school can be much more stressful for both them and their children than just a shopping trip to
the mall. Children who are not successful in school, either for emotional/behavioral or academic reasons, often feel happier and calmer over the summer break when they are not dealing with the demands of school...

Posted on August 09, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lara Cleary

NPN members get 50% off your first month 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 education childcare.

Our secure facility i...

Posted on August 07, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Register Now for NPN's Annual 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...
• Panel discussions & workshops including "CPS 101" and "Understanding Montessori, Waldorf...

Posted on August 02, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

'Potty Training for All' Webinar Now Available!

Missed last week's live webinar, "Potty Training for All"? It's now available in our video archive!

Potty-training expert (and developmental and occupational therapist) Dr. Laura Mraz presented an hour's worth of clear and effective strategies for potty training your child.

Viewing is free for members. Visit npnparents.org/videos now!

 

 

 

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

Baby's first flight? Here's what you need to know.

Traveling can be a pain in the ass. And now, you want to bring along your infant and all the baby paraphernalia that’s transformed your once neat-and-tidy home into something resembling a toy store after a hurricane? I wish you much luck. But while I’m still new at this whole dad thing (not to mention traveling with a baby), I’ve found that with some planning and research, you can steer clear of some of the infant-travel-related headaches, whether your destination is in the States or abro...

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Matt Beardmore

NPN members last chance to receive free tickets to the largest baby show in the country!

*PARENT PERK BY FAMILY MEDIA*

The Chicago Baby Show is coming to Navy Pier on August 25 & 26

Experience top brands, current trends and the newest innovations for babies and parents.

This Chicago Baby Show will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. 

This is a must-attend event if you are planning, expecting or recently had a child! No other event offers a broader range of brands, education, buying opportunities, and activities. To lear...

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM

It's here: Introducing NPN's Buy/Sell Classifieds!

*CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST FEATURE: BUY/SELL CLASSIFIEDS! *

Just in time to motivate your back-to-school purge, NPN is rolling out another free member benefit: Buy/Sell Classifieds.

Now you can sell the baby gear, maternity clothes and other stuff that's been taking up space in your closet — and buy the things you need from other parent members — all in one place! 

Browse by category, from Beauty to Toys, and ask the seller questions right from the ad's description page. Selling is ju...

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera