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Fun Outdoor Family Outings in Indianapolis

Shake off the winter blues and jump into spring at these fun outdoor activities in Indianapolis with the whole family! 10 Fun Outdoor Activities in...

The Surprising Benefit of Counseling for Parents

You spent the last year learning how to parent young children while navigating a new way of life. You, like so many people, might...

March is National Nutrition Month

If you have a child age newborn to 23 months, March—National Nutrition Month—is the perfect time to alert you to the new 2020-2025 Dietary...

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Children

Because we are so immersed in our children’s lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day functions of life and miss out...

Screens and Teens

We’ve seen images of teens and tweens gathered in crowds with their phones, eyes looking down, as they text and scroll. These images can...

Ask the Pediatric Dentist

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so now is a great time to think about your child’s smile and the health of their...

The ABCs of Dinosaurs

Want a DINO-mite way to help your little ones learn their ABCs? Consider using giant beasts that already fascinate kids and tie them into...

Teens Behind the Wheel

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths in the U.S., so it’s no wonder that parents feel some anxiety when they...

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress and Change

Over the past year, many children and families have found themselves struggling to make sense of the world around them. With the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Shed the “Covid 19”

Well, you officially made it through 2020, but the “covid 19” — you know, that extra weight you took on during quarantine — is...

Special Occasions and Special Needs Kids

When you think of the holidays, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s decorating cookies, gathering around the table with loved ones, or singing your...

Indiana Newborn Screen and Sickle Cell Trait

It’s estimated that 1500 Hoosiers are currently living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), while even more carry the trait and could pass this life-threatening...

Five Brain-Boosting Benefits of Music Lessons

It’s been a long, draining school day. The boy in the waiting room clutches his trumpet case. His eyes are weary; sleep tugs at...

The Internal Struggle is Real

Anyone who has struggled with anxiety knows it’s a struggle, and this is for both children and adults alike. During this unpredictable time, anxiety...

Teens and Voting

During the 2016 election, less than half of 18- and 19-year olds registered to vote, even though young voters account for almost half of...

School in Two Languages is Muy Bueno

“Buenos dias!” At some Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Lawrence Township schools, this is a familiar greeting heard every day, and not just by...

Helping Kids with ADHD Cope with Distractions

Because of COVID-19, this school year has started off differently than any other we have experienced. For children who are learning remotely, we may...

The Headless Horseman Rides Again!

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this year’s annual Headless Horseman festival will be one for the history books. Safety, Our...

Indiana State Museum’s Camp in a Box

Families looking for a creative outlet for their children over fall break can find the answer in a box — the Indiana State Museum’s...

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Experience

Through January 3, families can explore a colorful land of make-believe at the Indiana State Museum’s newest exhibit, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit,”...

Local Spotlight: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside

Housing assistance. Help with utility bills. Access to day care and early childhood education. Leadership training for teens. These are just some of the...

Cheering is a Family Affair

One of Carissa Kahl’s earliest memories is watching her mom, Christy Beeler-Rose, cheer for the Indianapolis Colts. In 1997, when Carissa was just 4...

The Scoop on Private School

The 2020 pandemic has led to virtual learning at home for many children. Because of this, parents, more than ever before, have had a...

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