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Top 10 Therapies for Kids with Autism

There is no one medical path for kids diagnosed with autism. Discerning which treatment is best adds a great deal of stress to families trying to cope with the diagnosis....more»

Indy Parks 2012 To-Do List

Explore the parks system this year

Plan an adventure with Indy Parks in 2012! It's a new year and it's time to make a new commitment to explore your parks system with hundreds of classes and activities to fit your needs....more»

A Fighter is Born

Clayton's story

Born nine weeks early, baby Clayton Auman faced seemingly insurmountable odds. But the experts at St.Vincent Women's Hospital and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St....more»

Community Spotlight

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Now Open in Fishers Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is new to Fishers, Ind....more»

Super Baskets of Hope

Proving Indianapolis is a Super City

February 5 (Super Bowl Sunday) is only a month away but for thousands of Super Volunteers it is the culmination of months of planning and working to finish the many projects planned to make Indy a Super Host City and a Super Caring City for all who visit and all who live here....more»

Helping Kids with Special Needs Make Friends

Parental advice from the experts

Making friends is important to kids with special needs, though they often have to put more work into developing and maintaining the relationships....more»

Super Bowl Fun in Indy

Enjoy family-friendly events downtown

Downtown Indianapolis will be the home field later this month for Super Bowl XLVI! If you weren't lucky enough to snag a seat, there are still several budget-conscious options for families for the days leading up to the big game....more»

Ready or Not…Here Comes Kindergarten

Knowing when your child is ready for the big step

Gone are the days when mastering the art of finger painting launched you to the head of the kindergarten class....more»

Enriching Your Child this Winter

Local arts & enrichment programs throughout Indy

If you look up enrich in the dictionary, you'll find, "To make richer, to enhance, to improve the value of." There are plenty of enrichment activities in Indianapolis that will help do all of those things for your children....more»

Loving—and Liking—Your Spouse

From the author of "Fight Less, Love More"

"I love my husband, but I don't like him." That's a comment I hear quite often in my couples mediation practice....more»

A Personal Story of Autism and ABA

A local mother's journey with her son

This fall 10-year-old Thomas Aaron read his first three-letter word. "I videoed it and cheered and then left the room and balled my eyes out," recalled his mom Suzanne Aaron of Indianapolis....more»

Your Family New Year's Resolution: Get Healthy

Staying fit as a family while having fun

It's easy to make New Year's resolutions to get fit and healthy, but always a bit daunting to keep them....more»

At Home Archaeology Activity with Your Preschooler

'Hide and Seek!' activity helps develop observational skills

Check out this fun archaeology activity The Children's Museum Preschool students participated in. You can do this at home with your preschooler....more»

Host an Affordably Fabulous Super Bowl Party

Pointers to keeping it cheap and family friendly

Just when December is packed away in the closet another party crops up on your calendar. Ah, but this is a good one....more»

Understanding Chest Wall Deformities

Knowing how to treat them and when to see a specialist

If your child's chest area appears to be caved in or bulging, it may be a sign of a chest wall deformity. While some deformities are cosmetic and pose no health concerns, more severe ones are linked to breathing problems, chest pains and heart issues....more»

Mommy Magic

What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Check off the items on your daydream list

I recently had the opportunity to talk with someone who just celebrated their 95th birthday. I asked him what he thought the secret to a happy life was based on his almost 100 years alive....more»

Family Fun in Indy

Embracing Winter Birthdays

Planning a party to remember

Winter birthdays don't have to incur the winter blues. Embrace the snowy season with a party that's just as good as any warm-weather birthday....more»

Dear Teacher

Dear Teacher

Does Paying for Grades Work + Skipping Kindergarten to First Grade

Parents should send questions and comments to dearteacher@dearteacher.com or ask them on the columnists' Web site at www....more»
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