Parenting

Managing Your Child’s Mental Health During a Pandemic

It’s not news that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our collective mental health. Quarantines, unpredictable school schedules, and general disruption of everyday life has...

From Preschool to Kindergarten

The transition from daycare or preschool to kindergarten is typically the start of formal, daily education for many children. This transition can feel significant,...

Make a Splash with Indoor Swimming

Learning to swim is an important developmental milestone that leaves children feeling accomplished and has parents breathing sighs of relief. We want our children...

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...

What to Look for in an Infant Day Care

It can be challenging to raise a baby even in the best of times, but many parents need additional support for the education and...

Explore Foster Care Virtually

Virtual meetings have made life more convenient for everyone involved. The Therapeutic Foster Care team at Adult & Child Foster Care utilizes them often,...

The Adoption Option

There are many ways a family can grow, and two of those ways are through adoption or foster care. With adoption, the goal is...

Sleep, Baby, Sleep: Support for Your Baby’s Sleep Issues

Regardless of your chosen parenting method, there’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to raising a child: Sleep is important. It’s...

Back-to-School Basics

It has been said before that all good things must come to an end, and summer vacation is no exception to this rule. As...

Dad’s Advice for Delivery Day

While mom takes center stage in the delivery room, dads also play an important supporting role when it comes to bringing baby into the...

Baby Milestones

During the first weeks, a baby does very little besides eating, sleeping, crying and pooping. But as the weeks go by, you’ll see them learn new skills as they discover...

From Faint Lines to Motherhood

I watched as the two lines slowly appeared on the test. They were faint, yet blaring. “You’re pregnant” they screamed. I’m pregnant. Tears fell from the...

Keep Calm and Parent On

We think of childhood as a carefree time of play and fun, but in reality, anxiety can manifest in children at nearly any age....

How to Visit Disney World with a Toddler

Taking a trip to Disney World is something I've dreamed about doing ever since becoming a mom. I imagined our Disney trip would take...

Common Questions About Pediatric Dental Care

Children’s dental care can leave parents with many questions. There’s so much more to caring for a child’s teeth than just brushing and flossing!...

Pregnancy Loves Company

There’s a saying that “it takes a village to raise a child.” No one better understands this than a new parent. Welcoming a new...

Follow the Child

More than a hundred years ago, Maria Montessori had the bold idea that children could guide their own education, with careful observation and coaching...

Parenting in the Kidwest

From the moment I became pregnant with my daughter, I felt an immense pressure to choose which type of parent I was going to...

Yes, It Matters

My friend and I had a conversation today that I have had numerous times, with various friends, since becoming a parent. Does it matter? Sometimes it...

When Your Nose Ring Goes Down the Drain (And Other Mishaps)

Last week was not the best week for me. For starters, I dropped my nose ring down the drain. Not a super big deal. It...

Why Choose a Private School

From a large Catholic high school to a small Montessori elementary, a nature-based program on 40 acres or a selective school for gifted students,...

When Lockdown Happens

Last Thursday, I pulled into the pick-up line at the end of the school day - as I always do. And my daughter walked...

Today’s Camp Experience

The idea of sending kids off for summer camp has been around for over 150 years. While some things about the experience have remained...

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