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Community Spotlight

Online Clicks Earn Schools Cash This Holiday Shopping Season

175 merchants award eBoxTops® through online purchases

On Black Friday, consumers are encouraged to flock to retailers when the clock strikes midnight, push through throngs of people and waste time in line....more»

Special Needs

10 Anxiety-Busting Tips for Kids

Kids face a lot of pressures. Whether it's to perform perfectly in school or look a certain way, digest family financial problems or process the daily news, anxiety builds in many young people....more»

Indy Parks

Holiday Happiness at Indy Parks

Indulge in the enchantment of the season

As another holiday season swoops into our lives, it's important to make time with the people we love. Let Indy Parks bring you the magic of the holidays through a lineup of exciting, family-friendly events that will provide you and your loved one with memories that will last a lifetime....more»

Community Spotlight

Community Spotlight

School on Wheels Tutoring Homeless Children Since 1993 School on Wheels serves homeless children in Indianapolis homeless shelters and believes that all children, regardless of socio-economic status or housing situation, deserve a proper learning environment and educational support....more»


Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Presents The Greatest Show on Earth

A sneak peek of their newest show "Fully Charged"

Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages…the circus is coming to Indianapolis! Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey will bring an all-new surge of circus entertainment seen only at The Greatest Show on Earth! December 1 – 4, The Greatest Show on Earth will be at Conseco Fieldhouse to perform their newest show "Fully Charged" to you and your families....more»


Mason's Cause

Infant Loss Support: One Place. Endless Hope.

The idea for Mason's Cause Inc came shortly before my son's funeral. My son, Mason, died in his sleep with no warning just after midnight on March 5, 2011....more»

The Adoption Option

Exploring the process

Every child has the right to a loving, secure, permanent home. However, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are an estimated 423,773 children in foster care in the United States, and 114,556 of these children are legally and permanently separated from their birth family and waiting to be adopted....more»

Publisher's Note

This Grandmother Has Plenty of Thanksgivings

Being thankful and counting blessings

I know that Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday! It is a true time of family values and sharing. One of the truly beautiful parts of Thanksgiving dinner is that everyone wants to bring their favorite traditional dish....more»

Pediatric Health

Living with Diabetes

Understanding the difference between Type 1 and Type 2

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

Boarding School Benefits

Is it right for your child – and you?

Brad Davis is a proud dad from the north side of Indianapolis. His son, Nick, is a star football player and leader at his high school, but this family's story is a little different from most....more»

Special Needs

Parents of Kids with Autism Speak Out

What they want you to know

It's hard to see autism. The disorder is invisible until symptoms like social awkwardness, stemming, tantrums and the like occur....more»

Pediatric Health

Recognizing Anxiety and Depression in Kids

What to look for, and what parents can do

Kids are going to feel sad. They're going to feel anxious. These emotions are a normal part of life. Most of the time kids bounce back....more»

Indy on a Budget

Affording the Arts

Theatre programs, performances and education that won't break your wallet

"Studies have shown that participation in the arts is directly related to better in-school performance, such as accelerated cognitive development, higher GPAs, a greater ability to work within a group setting and advanced creativity," Holly Stults, associate director of education at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre's Jr....more»

Mommy Magic

Learning Lessons from our Children

Stop and listen

Isn't it funny when our children teach us a lesson? I was recently organizing pictures that had managed to stack up on my desk....more»

Indoor Fun Around Indy

Family friendly events, exhibits and more

The weather may be getting cold outside, but that doesn't mean you have to stay inside all winter long. Whether you're looking for family outings, or fitness fun for just you, there is plenty to do around town that will keep you busy and help you shake off those winter blues....more»

Museum Note

Holiday Shopping Made Easy

At The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…then I could wish you 'Merry Christmas'." When Don Gardner wrote those words, it probably was not a shopping suggestion for parents....more»

Dear Teacher

Your Questions of Teachers — Answered

A Home Test for Giftedness Question: Is there a test that I can give my child at home to see if he is gifted? —Want to Know Answer: First of all, you didn't tell us your child's age....more»

Pediatric Health

Understanding Bullying

How parents can help

Today, bullying can involve hitting, name-calling and some new forms of harassment through technology, called cyberbullying....more»
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