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February 01, 2015

Baby Talk with Robert Mathis

Find out how this Colts player manages the home team

Indy's Child: You must have a busy household with four kids at home! How do you and Brandi manage it all – especially with having children of such varying ages? Robert Mathis: Brandi is the MVP of the household, she keeps it all together....more»
February 01, 2015

Fitness and Pregnancy

Benefits, maintaining a routine and postpartum

Staying healthy during pregnancy is essential, but there's more to it than good nutrition. While some women may be wary about working out while pregnant, exercise is actually an important way to feel your best and help relieve some of the common side effects of pregnancy....more»
February 01, 2015

"Twindividuals"

Raising multiples to have their own identities

Parents with new babies are always sure to attract attention when they go out in public, and when that stroller holds two, three or four babies, that attention is… well, multiplied! "Are they twins?" "How do you find time for yourself when you have triplets?" "Your quads are adorable!" Friends and strangers alike usually can't help but refer to your babies as a package deal ("the twins" or "the triplets")....more»
February 01, 2015

Secondary Infertility

Coping with unexpected pregnancy problems

"This was something my body was just supposed to know how to do," says Amy M., a mother of three who faced secondary infertility following a more typical first pregnancy....more»
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»
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