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New Holiday Traditions

Ask a child what presents he received last December and he’s probably forgotten — what kids do remember are the special holiday traditions their family does every year. Here’s a few

Do Babies Remember?

How many memories do you have from your infancy? Do you remember sitting up for the first time, which stories your mom and dad read or digging into your first birthday cake? Probably not. Most autobiographical

No Rescue Parenting

They sit there on the counter...the math assignment, the library book that's due today, the worksheet she worked so hard on the night before...forgotten, left behind as she ran out the door to catch the

When Parenting Styles Clash

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the moment when the happy couple welcomes a child into the world and realizes their parenting styles don’t quite mesh. Fortunately, differing perspectives

What is an Open Adoption?

According to the Child Welfare League of America, there are over 150,000 children in the United States awaiting adoption, and an additional 500,000 in foster care. Many of these children will also become

Research to Real World

We have all heard by now that parent-child book reading starting in infancy has benefits for vocabulary development, early literacy and socio-emotional development. And as mentioned before in this column,

Politician in Training

Daughter: "Sign this so I can be on my school's student council."
Me: "Oh, ok. You don't have to have an election or anything, you're just on it?"
Daughter: "There's an election, but I'm going to win!"

Actually,

Indiana Historical Society
Childrens museum
ITM
peewinkle's puppet studio
Heritage