How to Declare A Child Theme

Create a new folder in your theme folder. I would only use lower case letters and dashes (-) in your theme name. Inside your new theme folder, copy the header text in your parent theme style.css file. To declare a parent theme, you will need to declare a Template. You will also need to change your Theme Name, Theme URI, Author, Author URI, and Text Domain. Here is an example below using the Meadowbrook theme as my parent theme.

Theme Name: Angie Makes Child Theme
Theme URI:
Description: Child Theme for Angie Makes
Author: Angie Makes
Author URI:
Template: meadowbrook-premium
Version: 1.0
Text Domain: angiemakes-child

/* =Theme customization starts here
-------------------------------------------------------------- */

By default, WordPress will not load the parent style.css file. So you will need to add the following code to your functions.php.

function angiemakes_child_enqueue_parent_theme_style() {
	wp_enqueue_style( 'parent-style', get_template_directory_uri().'/style.css' );
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'angiemakes_child_enqueue_parent_theme_style' );

You can read more about child theme development.