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Understanding Newborn Heart Screenings

Introducing the pulse oximetry test

If you're expecting a baby, you should know that a new test will be performed on your baby at the hospital before you and your newborn go home....more»

Cars with 'Tude - You Design It!

At-home activity provided by The Children's Museum

This month, The Children's Museum opens the new exhibit Hot Wheels For Real™ featuring both toy-size and life-size Hot Wheels® vehicles....more»

Walk and Support The March of Dimes

Join the Indy's Child Team!

May 12 is a big day in downtown Indianapolis. Celebration Plaza, located in White River State Park and adjacent to the NCAA Headquarters, is the site of both the 10 a....more»

Women's Health

Putting yourself first

It seems, as women, we are always taking care of everyone else first and ourselves last, if at all. Sometimes it even takes some sort of medical crisis to get us to pay attention to our own health....more»

Community Spotlight

May 2012

Broad Ripple Art Fair Returns May 19-20 The Indianapolis Art Center is raising the bar for all outdoor festivals in focusing on families....more»

Indy's Child Family Fair @March for Babies

May 12 at White River State Park, Celebration Plaza

Looking for family fun this May? Mark your calendars for May 12 as Indy's Child Magazine hosts the Indy's Child Family Fair @March for Babies! This FREE event will take place at White River State Park after the annual Indianapolis March for Babies Walk, held by the March of Dimes....more»

Putting Your Passions, Skills and Talents to Use

Don't waste the gifts bestowed to you

My oldest daughter has a gift for drawing, sketching, and painting. She has been a wonderful artist since she was a little girl in pigtails....more»

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»

How to Hire a Nanny for a Child with Special Needs

Local nanny-hiring experts weigh in

Choosing a caregiver for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. This is the person who in your absence will love your child, play with your child, discipline your child, and help shape your child's way of thinking....more»

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»

Autism Support in the City

Profiling local initiatives

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released staggering statistics on autism. They estimate one in 88 children are now identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)....more»

One-Tank-Trip Ideas

Area destinations are kind to the gas tank and full of family fun!

Gas prices getting you down and putting a damper on your family vacation this year? Not to worry! Everyone loves the getaway that's not far away and one-tank trips promise to be very popular for parents looking for delightful diversions that won't bust the budget....more»

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»

The Overreactor in All of Us

From the author of "Fight Less, Love More"

OK, so you think you're a perfectly reasonable and logical person. But sometimes, when your mate says or does something that makes you feel criticized or disrespected, you shout out your defense and soon find yourself in a full-blown war of words....more»

Camp Defines and Develops Character

Building tomorrow's leaders

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines character as one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual....more»

Ear Infections in Children

What you need to know

Your baby is pulling at her ear and is extremely fussy. You fear it's an ear infection. Again. Sound familiar? Ear infections are a common ailment in the first couple years of a child's life....more»

May Fun in Indy

Enjoy events, festivals and family fun downtown

May events, festivals and family fun Downtown: Indy's Child guest article: Ask anyone and they will tell you that nothing says Indianapolis like racing....more»

Behavior Analysis Center for Autism

Dr. Robert and Suzanne Aaron's son Thomas was diagnosed with autism and severe receptive and expressive language disorders in the fall of 2005. They were uncertain of his ability to learn and naturally were quite concerned for his future....more»

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Home Clean

Ridding your house of the dust, dirt and allergens that accumulate throughout the cold months is important when prepping for the warm weather season. Use these tips to deep clean your home......more»

Bringing Home the Gold

Indy's Child Wins Top Awards

Something super recently happened to Indy's Child at the Parenting Media Association's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas....more»

Camps: Making an Informed Decision

Determining the right match

Today's families are faced with many decisions that need to be made on a daily basis. What do we eat for dinner? Where do we send the children to school? Cat or dog? Knowledge is power, and camp is no exception....more»

Community Spotlight

April 2012

Central Indiana Race for the Cure The 21st Central Indiana Race for the Cure is Saturday, April 21 at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis....more»

Summer Camp for Your Kids: Yes or No?

Local parents weigh in

Though it's only April, plenty of parents are already thinking of summertime, and deciding whether or not to send their child/children to camp....more»

Just Your Average Teenager, Who Happens to be Bald

Olivia Rusk encourages acceptance and promotes anti-bullying

Olivia Rusk is just an average teenager who just happens to be bald. Her message of motivation and encouragement has flooded the hearts of many....more»

Being the Change

In Support of Autism Awareness Month

Mahatma Gandhi is credited with saying, "We must be the change we want to see in the world." I know a young entrepreneur who sells T-shirts with this quote on it....more»

The First Job

Encouraging your teen to find summer work

It's barely spring, but your teen's likely already looking ahead to summer vacation. With the summer comes a break from school – but not necessarily a break from work....more»

Dealing with Teen Drama

A parent's role

Talk to anybody who is around teenagers on a daily basis, and they'll likely tell you how teenage dramatic behavior is a part of everyday life....more»

Teen Dating

How young is too young?

Many of us can relate to Deanna, mom of three girls (one a teen), when she said, "Dating? Not my babies!" Many parents take the issue of teen dating on a case-by-case basis because every kid is different....more»

Acid Reflux in Children

Knowing the signs

Acid reflux in children Acid reflux isn't just an adult disease. Many children – including infants – can suffer from heartburn and acid reflux....more»

Special Needs City Guide:

A Glimpse at Area Support

Indianapolis does a lot of things well. Pork tenderloin. Super Bowl. Summertime. This city - and surrounding communities - also do well at supporting families with special needs....more»

10 Apps for Autism

The iPad and other smart technologies are helping some kids with autism break barriers. Countless apps exist -- good, bad and ugly ones....more»

iDevices for Autism

Sparking an interest in the community

Chalk it up to another win for the i-device. These pervasive gadgets are peaking interest in the autism community....more»

Hoosier Getaways

Family day trips around Indiana

There are many resources that lie hidden within this great Hoosier state filled with a variety of excitement, enjoyment and family fun. With spring almost here and summer following close behind, now is the best time to create a discovery map for a day trip to some of Indiana's most exciting points of interest....more»

Parenting Goes Green

22 Ways to Go Green by April 22

Parents want what's best for their kids. It's natural. One way to help ensure a bright future for the budding generation is to live a greener life now....more»

Be a Vehicle of Hope for Others

Reflecting on the hope you can offer

Just a few months ago I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Super Baskets of Hope event during the week leading up to the Super Bowl....more»

Inspiring the Next Generation of Hoosier Entrepreneurs…

One Lemonade Stand at a Time

"Clayton has really been impacted by his involvement in Lemonade Day" is how the email began from the mother of one of our participants....more»

Spring into Love!

From the author of "Fight Less, Love More"

Before you had children, you probably looked forward to Spring as a blossoming time for fun and frolic. You enjoyed a rebirth of dating, dinners, happy hours and plenty of outdoor activities to put you under the sun every weekend....more»

Dear Teacher

Kindergarten Starting Age + Transferring Schools + Transitional First Grade

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

Make a Newspaper Seed Pot!

At-home activity provided by The Children's Museum

Children are never too young to get excited about helping Mother Earth. They love to learn about plants and even about growing their own plants....more»

Understanding Abdominal Pain

Knowing the signs and symptoms

As a parent, you know stomachaches can be a common complaint in children. Most abdominal pain is referred to as "functional" pain....more»
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