Shorter summers, smarter kidsNow it is August and all schools are back in session this month. The day-after-Labor-Day-school-start is probably gone forever!
Whereas most schools dedicate at least 180 days to student education, studies have shown that less knowledge is lost if the summer break is not three months long....more»
Trader's Point Hunt Charity Show
The Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show, benefiting Riley Hospital for Children, is being held at Wild Air Farms—one of the true jewels of the Midwest....more»
Savvy Back-to-School ShoppingSummertime. Oh, what a blessing it is. The children are now out of school as parents try to find some down time to take a family vacation....more»
The challenges of homework for a child on the autism spectrumHomework can be a challenge for any child. When the child is on the autism spectrum, the challenges increase. Understanding why homework is so challenging, finding strategies to help your child, and advocating for your child with teachers can make the experience less stressful for the child and parent....more»
How to effectively communicate with your child's teacherAn ability that any teacher must have is the ability to find a student's strengths and weaknesses in order to accurately accommodate and communicate with the student and parents....more»
Wife, mother, grandmother, First Lady, and dedicated HoosierAs the year steps past its halfway point, Cheri Daniels, wife of Governor Mitch Daniels, sees the end of her husband's final term as bittersweet: "I'll miss a lot of things....more»
Getting your family organized, healthy, and happy for the start of the new school yearA new school year hides just around the corner, expecting new schedules, new mindsets, new routines. You look around the house and see damp bathing suits, sandals, half-eaten sandwiches, and flavored ice wrappers....more»
Getting ready for the new school yearReady or not, the start of a fresh school year is here again. Before the bell rings, check out tips on how to make back to school shopping as easy and cost effective as possible....more»
How to recognize a learning disability in your childSpot the signs of a learning disability
Each weekday morning, you say goodbye to your child, sending him or her to school to learn....more»
True Confessions of Stay-at-Home Dad Pete GilbertIn celebration of the Summer Olympics, I've created a list of Olympic games, just for dads.
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Each participant is given a pot of coffee to consume before the event begins....more»
Coping with sibling rivalryIt's every parent's dream: you have a family full of happy kids who entertain each other, learn from each other, and love each other....more»
Adding extracurricular activities to your family's scheduleOne of the greatest joys of parenthood is watching your baby blossom into a child with their own interests, talents, and personality....more»
Kindergarten readiness + class size + combined kindergarten/first gradeWays to Determine if Your Child Is truly Ready for Kindergarten
Question: What recommendations do you have for parents who are unsure if their children are ready for kindergarten?
Answer: Determining whether a child is ready for kindergarten is a rather inexact science....more»
Tips for parents to ensure a smooth transitionIt's that time of year . . . the newspapers are filled with back-to-school ads and information, and your child is starting preschool for the very first time. You're excited for your child to begin this new venture, but you're also a little worried. How will your child handle being away from you—perhaps for the very first time? There are some steps you can take to help ensure that this transition is a smooth one:...more»
Keeping your child healthy at home and at schoolYou've seen the statistics: about 12.5 million children and adolescents 2 to 19 years old are overweight. Sadly, since 1980, the number of overweight/obese children and adolescents has nearly tripled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....more»