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Over 200 people came out for a morning filled with useful advice, tips, and strategies for being the best parents they can be. 

PCN would like to thank our Speakers, Sponsors, and community for attending, and look forward to seeing even more parents, caregivers, and teachers next year!

Parent University is an educational forum for parents and educators of children from toddler age through young adulthood. This year’s event began with a keynote address by Dr. John Duffy, and was followed by two breakout sessions with over 14 topics to choose from.   View program

Community Events:

Robert Crown Center Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN! 

Summer is right around the corner. Robert Crown is offering two themed camps for kids:

Body Trek Science Camp- an exciting exploration of health science targeting campers entering grades 6-8. Activities include interactive field trips, organ dissection, discussions and exercises led by health professionals from a variety of fields, such as Hematology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Physical Therapy, Pulmonology, Nutrition and Fitness, Neurology, Emergency Medicine.   Questions? Contact Lance at 630-325-1900 x225

Click on a link below to register for your choice of dates and locations

Hinsdale – June 13-23

Naperville –  July 11-21


Happy to Be Me! Summer Camp for Girls- welcomes girls entering grades 6 and 7. Professional health educators and guest speakers will lead girls in activities, games, and art projects that explore who we are and what makes use happy. They’ll learn how to communicate positively, feel comfortable with their unique selves, and build their happiness through activities like team games, yoga, art therapy, and mindfulness. Questions? Contact Laura at 630-325-1900 x214

Click below to register for the Hinsdale center camp

Hinsdale – August 1st-5th 


Check out the upcoming FAN event series and get more details

Angela Lee Duckworth, Ph.D. — Presents: “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”  May 11, 2016

12 noon (Chicago)

3:30 pm (Chicago)

7:00 pm (Winnetka)

Founder and Scientific Director, Character Lab, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2013 MacArthur Award recipient, Author, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.


 Sherman Alexie                                                          “The Power of Storytelling and the Importance of Identity”                                                                     Friday, May 13, 2016                                                    7:00 PM                                                                       North Shore Country Day School Auditorium       310 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, IL 60093

National Book Award-winning author, poet and filmmaker, Author, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Reservation Blues, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and the upcoming children’s picture book, Thunder Boy, Jr.

 Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.                                     “The Power Paradox: A Radical New Vision of Success”                                                          Thursday, May 19, 2016                                   7:00 PM                                                              New Trier High School, Northfield Campus Cornog Auditorium                                7 Happ Rd., Northfield, IL 60093

Founding Faculty Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Author, Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and The Power Paradox: A Radical New Vision of Success

 Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D. — NEW LOCATION                           “The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting”    Tuesday, June 7, 2016                                                           7:00 PM                                                                          Evanston Township High School Auditorium                1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Author, The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting,  Featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday and Oprah’s Lifeclass, 


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