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January 01, 2015
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Education 101

Researching the school option right for your child

Greater Indianapolis is home to a wide variety of school alternatives. While parents are fortunate to have so many choices available, the sheer number of options can leave one wondering where to start....more»
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»
January 01, 2015

Preparing for the IEP Meeting

Getting the most out of this important conference

Indianapolis mom Erin S. first learned about Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, when her youngest son was identified as having ADHD....more»
January 01, 2015
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Going Overboard

What kids lose with parents who help too much By Jennifer Garcia

From elementary school science projects to college applications, kids look to their parents for guidance. But at what point is our help no longer helpful? The boundary isn't always clear and a parent's good intentions to provide assistance can backfire when kids don't learn to take ownership of their own work....more»
January 01, 2015

Research to Real World

What Good is an Imaginary Friend?

Would you be surprised to find out that nearly two-thirds of children report having an imaginary companion during their childhood? Some friends are invisible while others are personified in an object like a doll or stuffed animal....more»
November 01, 2014

Three Generations of Indy's Child

An interview with Barbara Wynne, Mary Wynne Cox and Wendy Cox

Thirty years ago, a busy mother of six felt overwhelmed – but impressed – by the sheer volume of interesting, engaging activities available to children in the Indianapolis area....more»
November 01, 2014

What is an Open Adoption?

Understanding the differences in adoptive relationships

According to the Child Welfare League of America, there are over 150,000 children in the United States awaiting adoption, and an additional 500,000 in foster care....more»
November 01, 2014

When Parenting Styles Clash

Finding common ground for a more harmonious household

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the moment when the happy couple welcomes a child into the world and realizes their parenting styles don't quite mesh....more»
October 01, 2014
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Fall Fun!

From apples and pumpkins to ghosts and ghouls, this season has it all!

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." –L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables In Indiana, October lays itself down like a well-loved quilt, bringing friends and family closer together as the leaves and temperature drop....more»
October 01, 2014
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Stepping into Step-Parenting

Suggestions for navigating this new territory

The step-parent/step-child relationship can be a delicate one. If you're new to this role, it can seem like every day brings unexpected challenges....more»
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