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In This Issue

Music Has a Beat!

Getting into the rhythm with your young musician

"Now it's time for music, music, music . . . we'll have lots of fun!" This song begins every facilitated program in The Music Studio in Playscape at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and it's very true – music is fun....more»

When Unemployment Hits Home

Tips for coping as a family

Our jobs – what we do with our days, how we earn a living and provide for our families – are an essential part of our identities....more»

Savvy Shopping

Simple ways to save big

There's no way around it: kids are expensive. In fact, a recent study on the cost of raising a child by economist Mark Lino of the U....more»

The Merits of Music

Music education has far-reaching benefits

Do you play CDs during car rides or allow your toddler to bang pots and pans together while you cook? You may be doing more for your child than you think....more»

Family Life Under the Big Top

Traveling the country as part of "The Greatest Show on Earth"

Plenty of parents of young children feel like their lives are a circus. For Alex and Irina Emelin, family life literally IS a circus....more»

Community Spotlight - November 2013

A Call, A Conversation, A Celebration Fathers and caregivers of special needs children will not want to miss the upcoming Fathers and Families Center's November 16th Symposium....more»

Accentuating the Positive

Choosing how to interact with the world

The words we speak, our attitude, how we approach others – all these actions set an example for our children, whether we realize what we're doing or not....more»

The Road Toward Independence

When to prepare your child with autism for adulthood

Help wanted: Loving adult to prepare child for meaningful, independent life. Seems like a logical job description for a career as a mom or dad....more»

The Mission Behind Miracles

March of Dimes continues working for stronger, healthier babies

Our country's premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That's serious cause for concern....more»


Education leads to understanding

There's a lot of misunderstanding about diabetes, particularly type 1 diabetes. And these false perceptions end up harming patients at a time when they need our support and advocacy....more»

Supporting Someone During Their Adoption Process

Helpful tips for what to say and do

The adoption process is often compared to a roller coaster. Many prospective adoptive families spend months or even years completing paperwork and waiting for placement of a child, and some encounter significant setbacks along the way....more»

Top Family-Friendly Picks to Enjoy This Month

Downtown Indy is the place to be this November!

November is a great month to get inside and read a good book at a local bookstore or the library, watch a mesmerizing musical or explore a museum....more»

Asthma Awareness

Learn to recognize, treat and manage asthma

Did you know that asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood? Asthma is a chronic illness that blocks or narrows the lungs, making breathing difficult....more»

A Monumental Movement for Kids

Developing life-long fitness habits in area children

Distance runners are known for their tenacity and commitment, the same traits needed by children today to adhere to a lifestyle of healthy eating and fitness....more»

Ask the Teacher

"Best" efforts, morning routines, homework errors

Question: I don't understand why my third grade son doesn't take pride in his work. I want him to give his best....more»

The Seven-Meal-a-Day Plan

True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad

"Seven Meals a Day" – that's the name I've given to the meal and snack plan my kids are on. As a stay at home dad, I'm the meal planner, grocery shopper, cook, server and bus boy for all of it....more»

Just Like You…Only Different

An open letter to my son's kindergarten classmates

After a recent move, my boys (ages 6 and 5) started at a new school this year where they would have no familiar faces to make them feel at ease....more»
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