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Pediatric Health

Family-Centered Health

Help Keep the Care of Your Child's Health Family-Centered

At year's end, be sure to take the time to assess your family's progress toward achieving good health. The month of December offers a chance for all families to reflect on and take stock of their knowledge, strengths, roles and responsibilities so that as a new year begins, families have a renewed sense of understanding about how important their voices are in the care of their children's health....more»

Special Needs Awareness

Prepare Children for the Holidays

Tips for Ensuring a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Tweens and Teens

The Benefits of Pet Adoption

How a Pet Can Benefit Your Teen

If your young teen has been asking for a pet for the past several years, this might be the perfect time to relent....more»

My Parent, My Mentor

Three Pluses and a Wish

New Idea for Conflict Resolution

I was recently introduced to this management strategy by a reader of mine. She uses this tool to ease tensions in meetings, particularly when disputes are being ironed out....more»

Growing Up Online

Who Can You Trust for Health Information?

A Variety of Sites Help Answer Your Questions

Keeping everyone in the family healthy is a parent's number one priority. That's why, even before H1N1 showed up, health information was the topic people were most likely to look for online....more»

Museum Note

Barbie® Comes To The Children's Museum With A New One-Of-A-Kind Exhibit

Come see Barbie™: The Fashion Experience

Every fashionista's dream come true: the art of fashion design is coming to The Children's Museum, and Barbie® is the inspiration! On December 19, the new exhibit, Barbie™: The Fashion Experience will debut at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis....more»

Profile

Bloomington Family Winter Breakaway

The Sound & Science of Music

Make the season especially joyful with an affordable family holiday in Bloomington, Indiana! Bloomington Family Breakaway: The Sound & Science of Music includes discounts on accommodations at the Hampton Inn, tickets to the Cardinal Stage Company's The Sound of Music, and admission at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology....more»

One Chic Mama

Experiencing All Fives Senses

Spark the Conversation December is a wonderful time to reconnect with friends and family, and dinner parties abound....more»

Arts and Enrichment

Ice Skating & Snow Sports

Teaching the Magic of Winter Sports

The 2010 Winter Olympics is right around the corner — tell me you're excited to see figure skating! I can't wait! Bobsleigh, snowboarding, skiing and the rest certainly have merit, but ice-skating has a magical quality unlike any other sport....more»

Pediatric Health

Kids Helping Kids

Teaching the Value of Helping Others

This time of year can be plagued with "I want" sentiments from kids as they have pictures of the latest "must haves" dancing in their heads....more»

Dear Teacher

Motivating Kids, Homeschooling and Improving Reading Fluency

Teachers Answer Your Pressing Questions

Motivating Your Children Parents: So many of you lament that your children are not motivated to do well in school....more»

Letters to the Editor

Your Letters

We're Listening...Here's What You Had to Say

I just want you to know what ever you do for the breast cancer association, I think is great! There have been several cases of breast cancer in my family, some happy endings some not....more»

Indianapolis Zoo

Celebrate a Spectacular Holiday Season at the Indianapolis Zoo

New Offerings for the Whole Family

Even the animals love the holidays. Don't miss the Indianapolis Zoo's spectacular Christmas at the Zoo, December 4-30, as the Zoo transforms into a magical holiday treasure for young and old alike....more»

News You Can Use

There's a Whole Lot of Free Going on in December

Dozens of Free Activities this Winter

Save Money next summer with IPL's CoolCents Program By participating in IPL's CoolCents program you can receive a $5 per month rebate on your electric bill during the summer months of June, July, August and September....more»

Publisher's Note

Celebrating Family and Welcoming Change

Why Family and Community Are Our Greatest Gifts

This is the month when families start to get stressed about giving and spending. Each of us wants to demonstrate our love and appreciation for special people in our lives by giving them a beautifully wrapped gift....more»
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