Parent University

NPN's Parent University Speaker Series brings you pertinent information on parenting and lifestyle issues. Each event will not only provide interaction with a professional on the topic of the day, but also a chance to connect with and learn from other parents. Parent University is one of the many ways NPN facilitates interaction among our member parents while providing you with educational resources. If you have an idea for a future speaker/session, please contact us at

An E-Ticket is required to attend all Parent University Speaker Series events - 1 adult per each E-ticket.

Next Event

  Potty Training for All - Live Webinar @ Online
Location: Online
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM · Jul 23, 2018
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Cost: Free

Register today!

If you don't get a chance to sign up for the live webinar, you'll still have a chance to see it!  The webinar will be available to view on-demand for NPN members the following week after recording live. Please be sure to visit the website to access the video.

Coordinator: Kimberly Cambric

Are you struggling to potty train your toddler or want some great tips before you get started? This interactive live webinar reviews potty training techniques and challenges for children of all abilities. The webinar will review age-appropriate development skills required for potty training, research-based potty training approaches and the top potty-training products on the market.

In addition, clear and effective strategies to potty train your child will be provided along with useful tips for common potty training challenges, including specific challenges common with children with autism, sensory processing disorder and other developmental delays.



Dr. Laura Mraz is a developmental therapist and occupational therapist with expertise in early childhood development, autism and sensory processing disorders. She is the owner of Blue Bird Day, a therapeutic preschool and kindergarten program, and Eyas Landing, an outpatient therapy clinic. She is a clinical adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Occupational Therapy and an advocate for children of all abilities. 


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Didi Lewis Didi joined NPN in 2010 while researching school options for her son and seeking support from other working moms. When her daughter came along the following year, her fondness for NPN, its activity-packed event calendar, and its active discussion board grew. With a JD and certificate in Family Law from DePaul College of Law, her dedication to the local parent community in her downtown neighborhood, and her passion for advocating family life in the big city (she’s also a proud CPS grad), Didi happily joined the NPN staff in 2013. As School Choice, Programming and Outreach Manager, Didi is excited about helping Chicago parents learn about educational options within the city and discover all of the amazing benefits NPN has to offer for new and growing urban families. After spending her entire life as a north-sider, Didi now lives in the South Loop with her south-sider husband Rod and their city kids, RJ and Rio.

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