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Ask a Teen

I Wish That...

Teens Reveal What They Really Wish Parents Did—With a Few Surprising Answers

Parents—Do you want to know what your teens secretly wish you did and didn't do but are too afraid to tell you? Here are ten things that I discovered while interviewing my peers....more»

Indy Parks

Sizzling New Summer Fun at Indy Parks' Pools

18 Pools Means Loads of Fun

Grab your towel and sunscreen because the water is waiting for you at an Indy Parks' pool. With the summer sun beating down and the kids out of school, you need a place to relax, have fun and cool off—Indy Parks has 18 places to do just that!...more»

Publisher's Note

Teaching Patriotism

Making Independence Day Education a Family Affair

As citizens who care about their country, sometimes we are so burdened with what is wrong with our government that we fail to celebrate with our children what is great about our country....more»

News You Can Use

Fundraisers, Contests and Green Initiatives

News for Parents

Who wouldn't like the opportunity to win a free trip to New York City to see the Finals of the US Open Tennis Championships? This is the 27th year that tennis enthusiasts have supported Riley Children's Foundation by making a donation to help with Juvenile Diabetes Research, provide scholarships for Camp Riley and help with a project in the Riley intensive care newborn nursery and other worthy projects selected by Riley Hospital staff....more»

Arts and Enrichment

Becoming an Artist

How Local Organizations Encourage Creativity Through Fine Arts

Art-ist: a person whose work shows exceptional creative ability or skill. Being creative, or having an imagination, encompasses children virtually every moment of their young life as they explore how to express themselves in everyday life with everyday objects. Programs abound at some of Indianapolis' creative hubs like the Indianapolis Art Center and others....more»

Dear Teacher

Summer Science Activities for Children

Making the Most of Summer Vacation

Children learn best when instruction is continuous. We'll help you keep your children in the learning mode this summer by offering science activities that you can do with them every week while they are away from school. They will be asked a question and then do an experiment to find the answer....more»

Special Needs Awareness

My Child Has Special Needs...Now What?

Where to Start Your Journey

Every parent comes to terms with their child's special needs diagnosis in their own way. Yet, once a parent accepts the diagnosis, there is the inevitable first question: now what? ...more»

Museum Note

One-of-a-Kind Preschool Opens at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

New Preschool Offers a World of Possibilities

Starting school is one of the biggest milestones a child will encounter in their young life. For many children, preschool is the first step into this new world. As parents, we seek an educational environment that supports our child's natural curiosity and sense of play so they will continue their love of learning as they grow. What better place to accomplish this than at the new Children's Museum Preschool where learning, fun and friendship are around every corner! ...more»

Ask a Teen

How to Boost Your Teen's Self Esteem

Suggestions Straight from Kids

Have you ever heard of the saying, "only you can make yourself happy?" As hard as it seems to hear that—it's true. Many teens in the United States have a problem with self-esteem. Healthy self-esteem is a child's armor against the challenges of the world. Teens who feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting negative pressures....more»

Mommy Magic

Watching Your Actions

Watching Eyes and Ears Mean Setting Good Examples

Have you ever noticed that part of being a mom is trying to be the best version of yourself everyday—all day long? It's a hard task to live up to that each and every day. I realized this a few years ago when we were pulling through McDonald's. It was a hectic day with my three kids in tow, I was tired and needed a diet coke to get through the push of the afternoon. I rolled down my window and said, "A diet coke, please."...more»

Family Fun in Indy

Making Your 'Tween Birthday Party a Hit

Birthday Party Packages Offer Up Big Fun for Big Kids—And Big Savings

As Suzy or Johnnie gets older, there is a need for her or him to feel like she or he is a big girl or boy and those 'tween years are as difficult for Moms and Dads as they are for the kids. That's when local amusement parks come to the rescue for a day full of fun for the family or no hassle birthday parties for their friends without the mess and stress at your home! Here's a breakdown of some of the possibilities in the Indianapolis area. ...more»

Women's Health

Taking Care of You Before and After Baby

Improving Health Important for Baby and Mother

When a woman becomes pregnant, her maternal instinct kicks in and she's focused on what's best for the health of the young life growing inside her. Yet, with so much information and advice out there today, it's easy to become overwhelmed and unsure of where to start. ...more»

Pediatric Health

Focus on Summer Safety

Precautions to Minimize Summer Injuries

Let's face it. Childhood is not safe. Children are fearless, curious adventurers. As the weather gets warmer, children often find new and exciting ways to get into danger and while we can't keep them safe from everything we can keep them safer....more»
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