How to Buckle Down During the Home Stretch of the School Year

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  • You’ve seen all the signs: the inability to focus. The restlessness. The daydreaming. We’re talking, of course, about “summer-itis.” Summer is just around the corner and so is the break from school that comes with it. And when you’re a kid, that’s an absolutely huge distraction. But remember, these last few weeks in the classroom […]

    Making the Most of Spring in “Naptown”

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  • Spending time outside is one of life’s simple pleasures. And according to a growing body of research, getting outdoors is also really good for your health. Sunshine is an important source of Vitamin D, which helps to strengthen your bones. It also increases your levels of serotonin, which tends to improve your mood. Sunshine even […]

    Improving Your Child’s Mental Health Might Be Easier Than You Think

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  • Have you noticed any changes in your child’s behavior recently? Maybe they seem irritable. Maybe they can’t sleep. Maybe they’ve lost their appetite. As The Mayo Clinic explains, these are just a few of the most common signs of stress. In this article, we’ll teach you more about the impact of stress on your kids […]

    Black History Month: Starting from Square One

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  • Every February, the United States celebrates Black History Month. It’s a month that’s dedicated to honoring Black achievement, the Black journey, and the push towards full equality. But to really understand the importance of Black History Month, first we need to know how it all began.       A Brief History of Black History Month Black History […]

    Discovering the Magic of Indianapolis Public Libraries

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  • When you think of a public library, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably rows upon rows of hardcover books, right? But those books are just the tip of the iceberg. Public libraries—especially in Indianapolis—have so much more to offer. They’re truly dynamic institutions that bring you a surprising range of services and […]

    How to Encourage Your Kids to Start Reading This Winter Break

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  • We’ve all heard about the importance of reading. Teachers talk about it in class. Literacy campaigns emphasize it on posters. You even see TV characters leading by example. But not every parent knows why reading is so important for their child’s development, or how to make reading a lifestyle for their family. In this article, […]

    Managing Your Child’s Holiday Stress

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  • Every parent knows there’s a stressful side to the holidays. After all, you’re the one doing all of the planning. You’re the one doing all of the shopping. And you’re the one creating all of the magic. But believe it or not, the holidays can be a pretty stressful time for your kids, too. That’s […]

    Could Less Screen Time Unlock Your Child’s Full Potential?

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  • You’ve seen the people checking their phones at stoplights. You’ve seen the gamers glued to their Playstations. And you’ve seen the kids who are completely mesmerized by tablets. It’s no secret that people are logging more screen time than ever. But there’s a difference between enjoying our modern conveniences and getting a little too carried […]