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Butler Basketball's First Lady

Interview with Tracy Stevens

Things have started to quiet down on Butler's campus since the basketball team's recent loss at the NCAA Championship game in Houston....more»
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The Joy of Being a Camp Parent

A letter from the American Camp Association

Dear Parents, Welcome! Welcome to the joy of being a camp parent. The greatest gifts that parents can give their children are independence and resiliency, and by choosing to send your child to camp, you have given both....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

May 2011 Special Needs Calendar

Check out what's happening in Indianapolis this month for the special needs community... What: Brain Balance Indianapolis Parent Lecture When: Tues....more»
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Indy on a Budget

More One-Tank-Getaway Picks

Bluespring Caverns o Bedford, IN o www.bluespringcaverns.com o Take hour long guided tours into the caves or a ½ mile nature trail and gemstone experience....more»
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Publisher's Note

New Teaching Format is Introduced to the Game of Tennis

"QuickStart" initiative brings out children's love for the sport

The source of my column this month stems from my love and passion for the game of tennis. Recently, the sport has adopted a new format to its teaching methods for children ages 10 and under....more»
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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

I.U. Kelley School Offers Free Summer Program The Junior Executive Institute at the I.U. Kelley School of Business is a FREE summer program designed specifically for high school students from historically underrepresented groups, namely students who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, or American Indian/Native American....more»
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Museum Note

Autobot Finds Earth Home at The Children's Museum

An alien from Cybertron has landed and found a new home on Earth at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis....more»
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Pediatric Health

Exploring Children's Mental Health

Facing the facts

Mood disorders in children, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, affect more than 10 percent of America's youth, and with the hard economic times and divorce rates at an all-time high, the number of mood disorders seen in children has risen....more»
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Profile

Kratt Brothers to Headline Let's Meet PBS KIDS in the Park

WFYI's annual one of a kind family festival

Join WFYI at Let's Meet PBS KIDS in the Park, presented by Marsh, on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p....more»
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Profile

New Skool Dads

Indiana Dads Expo Offers Day of Workshops, Networking, Products and More

Some things are better when they're "old skool". Music (The Rolling Stones). Toys (He-Man). Television shows (The Dukes of Hazzard)....more»
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Indy Parks

Fill Your Summer with Fun for Everyone

Indy Parks' Summer Fun Guide

Summertime = Fun times at Indy Parks! While you are making your family's fun summer plans, make sure your check out Indy Parks' Summer Fun Guide – your resource to summer adventures and memory-making excitement....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

Ten Sport Suggestions for Kids with Autism

Not one child with autism is alike. What works for one kid may not be ideal for the next. As parents consider introducing sports and athletics to their child with autism, Georgia Frey, associate professor in the department of Kinesiology at Indiana University, encourages families to try lots of athletic activities before settling on one sport....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

Summer Fun for Kids with Special Needs

Programs, camps, sports and other available resources

Area youth of all abilities are on high alert for summer leisure. So bring it on. Bring it all on. The shades, the sunscreen, the summertime fun....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

Getting Kids with Autism Into the Game

Sports and Autism

Are sports a good idea for kids with autism? Put it this way: are sports a good idea for any young person? It really depends on the kid....more»
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The Indy 500 Celebrates 100 years of Racing

A history of the race and a look through of this year's events

When 40 cars started their engines for that first race 100 years ago, little did anyone realize how it would change the world....more»
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Summer Fun in Indy

All of the upcoming festivals, events and family activities

Boredom this summer? Not a chance, not with all of the summer activities, camps, festivals, fairs, concerts, cookouts and other events happening all over the Indy Metro area....more»
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Tiger Parenting on the Field

Taming the beast within at youth competitions

As a middle-aged couple, my husband and I thought it might be fun to join a co-ed softball league. As it turned out, however, "fun" was not the appropriate term....more»
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Celebrate Mother's Day

Local events for you and your family

Every year during the month of May families play tribute to the special women in their lives, their mothers....more»
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Mommy Magic

The Mom Oath

In honor of mothers everywhere

In preparation for writing my column for this issue, I was thinking about why I love Mother's Day. Of course, I was vacuuming my house while I was contemplating this very notion....more»
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Dear Teacher

Your Questions of Teachers-Answered

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Seeing Red

Nosebleeds are common in childhood, but sometimes there's more than meets the eye

Most children will encounter one eventually – whether it's from a blow to the face on the soccer field, a fall from a bike, or seemingly no reason at all....more»
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Indy Parks

Geocaching Adventure in Indy Parks

A growing family fun sporting activity has sprouted in Indy Parks

Geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt, and a new way to introduce you to our 207 parks and 60-mile greenways system....more»
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Choose to be Happy

Publisher's Note

The Jordan YMCA is the source of my column this month. In the locker rooms and on the exercise machines, you often find a message that needs exploring....more»
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Pediatric Health

Taking a Stand Against Child Abuse

Along with warmer weather, April brings added attention to child abuse prevention. Because it's National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St....more»
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Museum Note

Environmental Changes Springing to Life at The Children's Museum

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has implemented changes to the facilities and incorporated new programs to improve their environmental footprint....more»
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5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Sleep Away Camp

As the winter begins to wrap up and we all think and long for the dog days of summer some decisions do need to be made....more»
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Make Fitness and Health a Family Affair

Whether you realize it or not, you are your kids' role model for fitness and healthy living. Showing your kids how to move more and eat healthy are great ways to be role models who inspire healthy habits....more»
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Arts and Enrichment

Arts & Enrichment

A Variety of Camps, Classes and More that will Bring out your Child's Creative Side this Summer

Spring has arrived and before we know it, the endless days of summer will be greeting us. With the start of summer comes the end of the school year as well as a lot more free time for you and your kids....more»
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News You Can Use

NYCU

Cleaning for a Cause Armour Cleaning Services is owned by a Mom who has kids and understands how busy life can be....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

April 2011 Special Needs Calendar

Check out what's happening in Indianapolis this month for the special needs community... What: Your Dependent with Special Needs....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

Coping with Aggression in a Child with Autism

Aggression in kids with autism can be scary. It can take the form of hitting, punching, kicking, scratching, head banging, pushing, pulling, throwing, spitting, pinching, or biting....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

Top 10 Suggestions from Parents of Children with Autism

Raising a child with autism truly does take a village. Following is a bit of parent-to-parent advice from those associated with the Autism Society of Indiana who have first-hand experience of parenting a child with autism....more»
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Special Needs Awareness

A Holistic Approach to Healthy Kids

Separating Fact from Fiction

Holistic healthcare may not be the yin to western medicine's yang, but the two approaches to health and wellness are increasingly intertwined....more»
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Parenting 101

Parenting 101

Taming Temper Tantrums

You're running errands with your young child and want to squeeze in just one more stop. Dashing through the grocery store, you finally land at the check-out counter and that's when it happens: your child has a meltdown....more»
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'Lemonade Day' to Bring out Entrepreneurial Spirit in Kids

Local Entrepreneur Inspires Kids Through Lemonade Stands

Lemonade stands give people the "warm 'n fuzzies." I guess it's because people my age and older had lemonade stands when we were kids and you just don't see them anymore....more»
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St. Vincent Q & A

Avoid the Splash of Swimmer's Ear

A Doctor's Advice

With the start of swim season right around the corner, it's important for parents to be familiar with a common ailment facing many kids: swimmer's ear....more»
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Green Parenting

Rain Barrels and their Positive Impact

Hoosiers are becoming more conscious of their affect on the environment. Whether it's recycling newspapers or reusing nature's finest gift of water, we are looking for ways to lessen our "environmental footprint"....more»
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Family Health

Family Fitness

20 Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Kids

There's no doubt it's hard to juggle work, family and fitness. Let's face it, a work out doesn't even sound fun – it has the word 'work' in it....more»
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Mommy Magic

Breaking Your Everyday Routine

Be Intentional With Your Motives

I recently read an article about the founder of Facebook. I learned a lot about not just him, but his motive and drive to great value through social networking....more»
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Dear Teacher

Celebrate April's Holidays, How to Deal with Too Much Make-Up Homework, Stubborn Children and Advice on a Way for Toddlers to Learn

Your Questions of Teachers - Answered

Celebrate Arbor Day This Year Parents: April is jammed with events. There is National TV Turnoff Week the week of April 18 through 24, Earth Day on April 22 and Arbor Day on April 29....more»
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Family Fun in Indy

Young Race Fans Are The Big Winners at This Year's Indy 500!

The green flag means go and it will also signify plenty of savings for families this year at the Indy 500....more»
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