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Tweens & Teens

March 01, 2015

Making the Call

Is there a "right time" to give your child a cell phone?

January 01, 2015

Fast Friends

Tips for helping kids make healthy friendships

Navigating the waters of childhood friendships can be surprisingly difficult for parents. How do help your kids learn how to make friends? What if your child has a friend you don't like? Should you intervene when a friend mistreats your child or let him resolve the situation on his own? "How to be a good friend is not a skill that we are all born with," says Dr....more»
August 01, 2014

Ten Tips for Talking to Tweens

Laying the groundwork for positive communication Jennifer Garcia As any parent of a tween knows, this stage of development comes with its own unique set of challenges....more»
March 01, 2014

Kids and Cyber Safety

Online security concerns for children

Ever asked your kid to help you download an app on your smartphone or set up a Twitter account? It seems like children are born computer experts, but there is still a great deal they don't often know – like how to protect themselves from cyber criminals....more»
October 01, 2012

National Bullying Awareness Month

Bullying is not a "normal" part of growing up

When my husband and I found out we were having a baby girl four years ago, I was scared. Along with all the stresses (and joys) that come along with raising a girl, I thought about my own childhood....more»
July 01, 2012

Eating Disorders in Young Children

Prevalence, risk factors, and treatment of eating disorders in children

As our country faces a national obesity epidemic, attention may neglect a growing group of children and adolescents who do not get enough to eat....more»
May 01, 2012

Summer Bucket List

10 things to do in Indy before age 12

Get Carside Service at Mug 'n Bun Drive-In Pull in to a parking space at this 1950s-style drive-in and show the kids a glimpse of the golden days....more»
May 01, 2012

Understanding Children's Mental Health

Connecting the dots

As a parent, there is perhaps nothing more difficult than the nagging feeling that something is "not quite right" with your child....more»
May 01, 2012

Running for a Cause

Ryan Betz hopes to raise $100,000 for charities through running half-marathons in all 50 states by end of high school

Ryan Betz, one extraordinary sophomore from Park Tudor and avid runner, is known for getting involved in community service projects....more»
April 01, 2012

A Beautiful Voice

16-year-old Julia Kahn takes center stage

Since she was a little girl, Julia Kahn has been entertaining her family and friends with her singing. Now at age 16, she has already recorded a CD, and is continuing to amaze people with her beautiful voice....more»
St. Francis
Childrens museum
Race for a Cure