Tatiana Meakens (Chicago Police Department)

Mom Gets 5 Years In Prison For Leaving Toddlers Alone Before Fire

Tatiana Meakens pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment and Judge Diane Cannon sentenced her to five years in prison.


Wilfredo Elias (Credit: Cook County State's Attorney)

Carny Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Toddlers

A Chicago man who worked with a traveling carnival was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two toddlers in attacks he recorded on video.


Mekhi and Makayia Nash, twin toddlers, were believed to have been abandoned at a home in Englewood, but police learned they were dropped off from daycare at the wrong home, apparently by the husband of the daycare provider. (Nash family photo)

Twin Toddlers Reunited With Parents After Dropped Off At Wrong House

Imagine expecting your kids to come home from day care, but not seeing them for more than a day.


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Are Tablet Computers, Phones OK For Young Kids?

How young is too young to use a smartphone, video iPod or an iPad?



Best Gifts For Toddlers

While it may seem like boxes and gift bags with nothing inside would make the perfect Christmas or Hanukkah present for the toddlers in your life (and that thought might have quite a bit of wisdom to it), there are some wonderfully imaginative toys available at small shops throughout the Chicagoland area. Read on to garner gift ideas for your favorite toddler this holiday season.


A Newborn Baby (Credit: Michel Porro/Getty Images)

Examining The “Hands Off” Approach To Parenting

Raising a child is changing for some parents. Many are turning to a “hands off” approach to parenting babies and toddlers. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports toddler students at Chicago’s Waldorf School are creating their own mid-morning snack by using regular utensils, including a knife.

CBS 2–03/01/2011

Chicago's Best Stuff For Toddlers

Chicago’s Best Stuff For Toddlers

Toddlers have big hearts and relatively short attention spans, so having a list of tried and true, well-loved toddler items can really help parents avoid unnecessary spending on kids’ gear that is not embraced by […]