Parenting

The Critical Thinking Child

Lemi-Ola Erinkitola is an author and award winning educator who is deeply passionate about empowering parents and their children.

Care.com

Care.com offers in home child care services including babysitting, nannying, and au pairs. They also help families find senior care, special needs care, as well as pet care and housekeeping.

Parent/Family Consulting by Jen Ratner

For the Love of Parenting “If you’re feeling overwhelmed as a parent I offer practical counseling on how to manage the inevitable problems that arise with each stage of childhood. 

YourChild Development & Behavior Resources

Features resources for parents including: Communication: the basis of good parenting Quick tools for busy parents Discipline/guidance Temperament Self-esteem Learning When parents disagree What to do if your baby won’t stop crying Tips for coping with parenting stress What to do if you’re afraid you might hurt your child Other resources and support

Focus Adolescent Services

Take an honest look at your child’s behavior and family situation. Become informed of your child’s issues to understand and recognize the needs, motives, and reasons that underlie your child’s behavior. Find services and programs for help and guidance. Follow through on professional advice and treatment plans that are healthy, wholesome, and meet the needs of […]

Sibling Support Project

The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns. We believe that disabilities, illness, and mental health issues affect the lives ofall family members.  Consequently, we want to increase the peer support and information opportunities for […]

We Will Carry On Support Group

We Will Carry On is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child through a miscarriage, stillborn, or early infant death.

Fussy Baby Network Warmline

Sometimes parents want someone to listen and find to support and resources without the red tape. 

Beyond the Baby Blues Support Group

Beyond the Baby Blues (BBB) offers a 6-week therapeutic support group for women who are experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety, isolation, […]

Pregnancy Loss Support Group

Together in the Loss of a Child Support Group TLC is a support group for people who have experienced the death of a child through stillbirth, early infant death or miscarriage. 

Mothering Without a Map: The Search for the Good Mother Within

Every woman longs to be a good mother. But what about those women who grew up “undermothered”—whose own mothers were well-meaning […]

Free, Confidential Hotline for Moms

PFSC works closely with NorthShore’s Perinatal Depression Program, whose mission is to identify and support families at risk for perinatal depression. Their free, confidential hotline is available […]

Mother-Daughter Wisdom

With such groundbreaking bestsellers as Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, Dr. Christiane Northrup is one of today’s most trusted and visionary medical experts.

Postpartum Support Group

Are you worried that you (or a loved one) may have postpartum depression? Before you research any further, please read the following 3 points until they really make sense to you. If you are looking for info for a loved one, […]

North Shore University Health System’s Post Partum Depression Program

Postpartum Depression Support Group

Parenting that Works: Building Skills that Last a Lifetime

Being a parent is probably the most important and the most difficult job many of us will ever have. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than simply raising a child who obeys and gets good grades.

The Joy of Pregnancy: The Complete, Candid, and Reassuring Companion for Parents-to-Be

Are you expecting… mystery, sensuality, wonder, and delight? If you are pregnant, you should be! Pregnancy isn’t all about nausea and medical tests; […] 

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success was a phenomenon that touched millions of lives. Its author, Deepak Chopra, received thousands of letters from parents […]

Connecting With Our Children : Guiding Principles for Parents in a Troubled World

Research shows that a special parental connection is extremely important in safeguarding children against dangers such as substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, criminal activity, and suicide.

Parenting Perspectives

Parenting Perspectives is committed to providing high-quality education to help parents and teachers nurture the healthy development and unique potential of every child. Parents and educators praise Parenting Perspectives […]

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success was a phenomenon that touched millions of lives. Its author, Deepak Chopra, received thousands of letters from parents […]

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

What′s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration-crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse.

Children’s Physician Group

Primary and specialty pediatricians serving the health care needs of children and their families in northern Illinois.

Family Resource Center

At Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center, our mission is: helping children through adoption. 

When you say “Thank You”, Mean It….and 11 Other Lessons Instilling Lifelong Values in Your Children

A month by month guide for families to learn together and reinforce values through 12 focused but enjoyable activities”

The Hip Circle Studio

Hip Circle Studio is dedicated to helping your parenting skills develop with your child, starting with conception and continuing through age 5 (roughly 300 weeks long).

Chocolate Cake Club

At Chocolate Cake Club we offer a wide variety of products that make life easier for busy parents like family calendars, kids toothbrush holders, travel games, bathtub toys, etc.

Negotiation Generation: Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment

The classic power struggle between parents and children- demystified. Nationally recognized behavior management expert Lynne Reeves Griffin offers a commonsense yet radical approach to parenting that will enable adults to win the tug-of-war with their children about what is, and isn’t, acceptable behavior. 

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be

An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner’s pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, this book is filled with sound […]

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages.

Negotiation Generation: Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment

The classic power struggle between parents and children- demystified. Nationally recognized behavior management expert Lynne Reeves Griffin offers a commonsense yet radical approach to parenting that will enable adults to win the tug-of-war with their children about what is, and isn’t, acceptable behavior. 

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be

An information-packed guide to all the emotional, financial and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during the course of his partner’s pregnancy. Incorporating the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists, this book is filled with sound […]

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting

The bestselling author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (more than 1,000,000 total copies in print) and Full Catastrophe Living joins forces with his wife, Myla, in this groundbreaking revised edition of the classic book about mindfulness in parenting children of all ages.

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences

‘Mom, Dad, I’m gay.’ When a parent hears these words, the initial shock is often followed by feelings ranging from anger and denial to fear and guilt. It’s also the beginning of a difficult journey that, with understanding and emotional support, can lead to acceptance and beyond. 

Confessions of the Other Mother: Non-Biological Lesbian Moms Tell All

After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, ‘I’m your new mommy!’. While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months […]

Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together

Straight Parents, Gay Children is Robert Bernstein’s moving account of how he came to terms with his daughter’s homosexuality and how the experience has enriched his life.

Families in Transition, Inc

Dr. Wilner is a licensed clinical psychologist and mediator, who has been in private practice since 1993. She is the founder of Families in Transition Inc. (FIT), a clinical psychology practice specializing in meeting the complex needs of divorcing families, with offices in Skokie and Schaumburg. 

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too

When parenting authorities Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish sat down to write the national bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, they found that they couldn’t contain their chapter on sibling rivalry.

Single Mothers By Choice

Whether you are just beginning to consider the possibility of becoming a single mother, are trying to adopt or conceive, or are already a single mother by choice, we can provide you with information, resources, and the opportunity to create a unique virtual and local support network of your peers.

What To Do When Bad Habits Take Hold by Dawn Huebner, PhD.

Nail biting. Thumb sucking. Hair twirling. Scab picking. Shirt chewing. Do you have a habit that’s hard to stop? A habit that embarrasses you or gets you in trouble? If so, you’re not alone. Lots of kids have habits they wish they could lose. But habits are stronger than wishes.

1-2-3 Magic

Welcome to 1-2-3 Magic – home of the bestselling parenting books and programs that have delivered effective parenting solutions to millions of families worldwide. This simple, yet powerful approach to disciplining kids has won rave reviews from parents, educators and professionals alike.

You’re Wearing That? by Deborah Tannen

Tannen analyzes and decodes scores of conversations between moms and daughters. These exchanges are so real they can make you squirm as you relive the last fraught conversation you had with your own mother or daughter. But Tannen doesn’t just point out […]

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