Parents Psychologist Brings Message Of Intentional Parenting To Bloomington Event By Ryan Denham • Jan 29, 2020 Rosenna Bakari / Facebook When you’re a parent, things come at you so fast that you’re lucky just to keep up. But a noted psychologist who’s speaking in Bloomington this week said the key to great parenting is intentionality. High Cost Of Child Care Weighs On B-N Parents By Ryan Denham • Feb 6, 2019 Ryan Denham / WGLT Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series about child care issues in central Illinois. You can also read Part 2 (on gaps in care) and Part 3 (paid family leave). Study: Helicopter Parenting Can Lead To Lack Of Political Involvement By Mary Cullen • Aug 15, 2018 Staff / WGLT A recent study co-authored by an Illinois State University professor finds that college-aged adults who were helicopter parented are less likely to get involved in politics than their non-helicopter parented counterparts. Top Baby Names In Illinois Includes Noah, Olivia By AP • May 21, 2018 Petri Oeschger / Getty Images The most popular baby names in Illinois last year? Noah and Olivia.