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Teen's ‘slight' actually a good sign for Dad
By Ken Potts
Aug 30, 2015 1:00 AM
When a dad thought he was being slighted by his teenage daughter, our Ken Potts points out why her behavior is actually a sign things are going well in their relationship.
Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies
By Lindsey Tanner
Aug 29, 2015 7:00 AM
A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.
How parents can ease child's college transition
Metro Creative Services
Aug 28, 2015 6:00 AM
College is the first taste of true independence many young students experience. The safety blanket of Mom and Dad is no longer there once kids move into their dorm rooms. The transition to college life can be exciting.
These packs have your back
By Andrea Guthmann
Aug 26, 2015 3:25 PM
Summer's flown by, and it's time to get organized. First assignment? A place to put those school supplies that's both fun and functional. Go to the head of the class in these stylish packs that include some favorite characters, new trends and old-school classics.
5 tips for keeping kids healthy in school
By Ann Piccininni
Aug 26, 2015 3:16 PM
How you can protect your kids from the germs at school by getting serious about a few healthy habits.
Tim Hannig teaches the plugged-in generation about respect, responsibility
By Katlyn Smith
Aug 26, 2015 3:11 PM
How does a magician/comedian/puppeter get kids to learn about character? "Communicate, don't commentate," says Tim Hannig, who performs 300 shows in schools a year.
Companies consider additional benefits for parents
By Jena McGregor
Aug 23, 2015 7:36 AM
A few companies in addition to KKR -- typically those in white-collar industries that compete fiercely for highly paid talent -- appear to be recognizing that while longer paid leaves can help new parents adjust to life with a baby, they're only part of the solution. An even bigger challenge for retaining those employees comes afterward, when they begin trying to manage the competing demands on their time and emotions that go with working while parenting young children.
Yoga keeps kids 'engaged, energized'
By Mary Jekielek Insprucker
Aug 20, 2015 6:00 AM
"Wow, yoga is awesome and very, very fun," said 8-year-old Kate O'Neill from Lake Zurich. That's right, 8 years old. Yoga and its benefits are not just for adults anymore.
Breast milk donation site has successful first year
By GILES BRUCE
Aug 18, 2015 10:22 AM
Crown Point breast milk donation site has successful first year
Kids and caffeine: Should you be worried?
By Jill U. Adams
Aug 18, 2015 6:00 AM
Should parents worry about how much caffeine their kids are consuming?
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