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

  How to Approach Sex-Positive Parenting with Pre-Teens @ Online
Location: Online
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM · Apr 11, 2019
Who: Members & Non-members - Adults only
Cost: Free

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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. Please be sure to visit the website to access the video.

Coordinator: Kim Cambric

Many of us learn about sexuality from our friends, textbooks, health class, movies, or in 2019...the internet. Parents, guardians and caregivers are their children's primary educators, yet many pre-teens report they do not learn about sexuality from their own caregivers, leaving many of their questions unanswered.

Why is talking to your preteen about sex and sexuality important? What if you are terrified of talking to your preteen about sex? How do you even begin this conversation? Join NPN on April 18 for a live webinar with sexuality educator and sexologist Jennifer Litner, who will answer these questions and plenty of your own, describe the benefits of sex-positive parenting, and debunk some of the myths surrounding sexuality.

Jennifer Litner, MSC, LMFT, CST is a licensed psychotherapist and sexuality educator who is passionate about helping people navigate sexuality-related concerns. Ms. Litner is the founder and director of Embrace Sexual Wellness, LLC, a sexual wellness center providing sex therapy and sexuality education programming in Chicago. As a sexuality educator, Ms. Litner offers training on various sexuality-related topics, including Sex- Positive Parenting, Keeping the Flame Alive in Long-Term Relationships, Millennial Romance, as well as Safer Sex and Hookup Culture. Additionally, Ms. Litner is a professor at Adler University in Chicago where she teaches masters and doctoral students in the Department of Couple and Family Therapy. Ms. Litner's work has been published in the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, Kinkly, Kinsey Confidential, and Love Magazine.


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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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