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funded back to you via check, PayPal or gift card. How does Cash Back Shopping Work? ■ Visit a Cash Back Website and set up an account (my two favorites are: Ebates.com and ShopAtHome.com). ■ When you are ready to shop online, visit the Cash Back site(s) you signed up for & log in ■ Search for the retailer where you want to shop ■ Click over to the retailer’s site through the cash back site ■ Shop as normal and your cash back site account will be credited (typically anywhere from 2-30 percent of your purchase excluding taxes and shipping). ■ Receive a check in the mail! (or via PayPal or gift card depending on the program). In addition to the regular cash back percentage, from time to time these sites also offer special discount codes, double cash back promotions etc. – so be sure to peruse these cash back sites frequently to find the best deals. So what’s the catch? Cash back sites are paid commission from the retailers to direct traffic/business to them. The cash back sites are able to pay you a certain percentage of your purchase back by sharing some of their profit with you. It’s that simple! If you are already doing a bulk of your

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As a busy mother of two, I find it difficult to find time to go shopping sans kids – and I’m guessing many of you can relate! After the birth of my second child, I have increasingly turned to the web to purchase everyday items such as diapers and wipes – and even household Stretching a Buck items such as refrigerator filters and light bulbs. The beauty of online shopping (outside the obvious of shopping in your PJs and have items delivered directly to your doorstep!) is that you can often score great bargains. In addition to all of the coupon codes, free shipping offers, and bargains offered by online retailers – did you know that you can also earn cash back on many of your online purchases? If not, read on! What is “Cash Back Shopping”? Cash Back Shopping involves using a cash back site (ex: Ebates.com) to navigate to an online retailers site (ex: Gap.com). You make your purchases, and a percentage of your purchase will be re-

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Teach your children: You can have it all – but not all at the same time Monday is gymnastics, Tuesday is tae kwon do, and Wednesday is piano. You get the idea. There is a sport, lesson, or activity for every day of the week. Some days there are multiple activities! Each activity enriches your child’s life by teaching a new skill, affording him the opportunity to be a team member, or by simply being The Parent Guru fun. However, these experiences come at a cost, and it’s not just financial. Being a parent automatically means you are an expert juggler. Whether you work outside the home or not, your days are filled with ‘To Do’ lists. Adding multiple activities can overwhelm even the most organized parents. How do you make this work?

Rhonda Moskowitz

Before you register for anything, take a moment and answer these questions: ■ How many activities does my child already participate in? Include everything-sports, art, music, after school academic programs, and religious education. ■ What accommodations will the family have to make for this? Think about your work schedule, dinner, homework, bedtime, and downtime for everyone. ■ What’s the length of involvement? One week? One season? All year?

■ What other already scheduled events will conflict with this? ■ If my child doesn’t participate now, will there be another opportunity? Now focus on your family: ■ When will all of you have time to eat a meal together? ■ How often will you all be able to relax together? ■ If you are constantly running a car service, when will you have family time? (No, driving to soccer while you eat McDonald’s in the car is not family time.) If your answers leave you feeling like you’re caught in a tornado, pay attention. Life doesn’t have to be that way. Our children are growing up in a culture that believes you can have it all at the same time. As parents it’s our job to help them understand that they can have it all – but not at the same time. Balance is the issue. Having them see that we sometimes can’t do everything that we want to is great preparation for them having to select between activities. Help your children select the number of involvements that works for your family. The end result is not just a less frenetic lifestyle, but a gift of family relationship. What you learn is that football only lasts for a season, but family bonds are forever.

Rhonda Moskowitz is The Parent Guru for Columbus Kids. A PCI-certified Parent Coach and Founder of Parent Coaching LLC, she has been working with families for more than 30 years. Read more at her website, practicalsolutionsparentcoaching.com.

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Principal helps diabetic student learn how to maintain his health ■ The two will walk together in the Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes event sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, on Oct. 9. By BRETT NUCKLES Suburban News Publications

While his friends and classmates head to the lunch room each day, Ryan Slone takes a detour to the nurse's office. The fifth-grader at Emerson Magnet Elementary School in Westerville takes a seat on a bench and calmly pricks his own finger with a special device. After a moment a number appears on an electronic display. It indicates his blood-sugar level. Next, he carefully prepares a syringe and administers one of his four daily doses of insulin, which he injects himself. Just months ago, getting a shot at the doctor's office was a terrifying prospect for Ryan. But the 11-year-old said it didn't take

“I tried to involve myself as much as possible. I wanted him to know that somebody ‘got it,’ and not just someone who knew the textbook stuff ...” –Vicki Jarrell principal, Heritage Elementary School

long to overcome his fear when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in May. “I had no choice, so I had to get over it really, really quick,” he said. In many ways Ryan and his family are just getting used to life with diabetes. The diagnosis came only after months of suspicion and worry for his mother, Ruthie. Ryan started to become irritable, was losing his appetite, and began making frequent trips to the bathroom, she said. The turning point came when he was

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Parents of children with learning differences such as dyslexia or ADHD typically find themselves presented with an abundance of opportunities to practice problem solving. It doesn’t take super powers to recognize that parents whose children have challenges with focus, attention, and/or impulsive behavior are probably receiving frequent notes, phone Learning Differently calls, or email messages from teachers, coaches, neighbors, and sitters about the problems or difficulties that their children present.

Earl B. Oremus

There is no doubt that being a good parent to any child these days is a difficult task. However, being the parent of a child with a significant learning difference offers even more levels of complexity; when a child is struggling in school, normal parenting challenges are magnified at every step of the developmental process. Parenting missteps that would be inconsequential for a child who has a strong selfimage and is thriving in school can become a major obstacle for the child with a learning difference. In addition, if a parent has wrestled with the same type of problem repeatedly in the past, he or she may feel defeated and just want to give up; or, even worse, begin to see the child as the source of the frustration, rather than the system that doesn’t offer effective support. When a significant problem arises in a way that takes a parent by surprise, many times the first reaction is characterized by strong emotion. These kinds of emotional responses can

lead to feelings of victimization, which in turn can create a sense of hopelessness. If you are a parent who often receives feedback that your child is not measuring up in some way, you might be wondering about how to channel your own emotions. What should I do with the feelings of frustration, irritation, or even anger? Should I react immediately? Why do I sometimes find myself feeling like there is no hope? While experiencing these kinds of feelings is perfectly normal, emotional reactions neither

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Fall Family Fun Guide 1. Circle S Farms Circle S Farms 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123 (614) 878-7980 www.CircleSFarm.com A visit to Circle S Farms creates memories that last a lifetime as you ride on a hayride wagon to the pumpkin field and search for your perfect pumpkin to take home. Our straw-filled barn with slides is a sure favorite attraction. Corn and sunflower mazes, a bale cave, and farm animals add to the fun! Make your trip complete by tasting delicious seasonal favorites at our bakery. Oct. hours: 8:30 am – 7 pm; hayrides 9 am to dusk. 2. Devine Farms 672 National Rd. Hebron, OH 43025 (740) 928-8320 www.devinefarms.com Devine Farms is a favorite fall destination! Open Sept. 24-25 weekend. The farm has 5 buildings to explore for inside & outside fun during our FIVE weekends. Enjoy wagon rides, corn maze, pumpkin painting, our Barrel Train Ride plus pumpkins, honey and more! Field trips – Group visits – even special free events each year before we close. Visit website for details. 3. Jacquemin Farms 7437 Hyland Croy Rd Plain City, OH 43064 614-873-5725 www.jacqueminfarms.com October is a wonderful month to come and visit Jacquemin Farms for our Fall Fun Days. All week long (mondays thru fridays), we have pumpkin picking and kids activities (ages 10 and younger) available. On weekends (saturdays and sundays) we offer additional attractions such as hayrides, home-made donuts, caramel apples, hot cider, birthday parties and more. We have all of your fall decorating needs available including pumpkins, gourds, indian corn, straw bales, corn stalks, along with our fresh fall produce. Please come and spend a day with us and your family, and create some wonderful memories. 4. Noll’s Farm Market 6018 State Rt 13 Somerset, OH 43783 740-743-2089 www.nollsfarmmarket.com Take a short drive out to the country this fall to the heart of Perry County. Noll's Farm Market is a one of a kind family fun destination for fall activities such as covered wagon hayrides, mazes, petting zoo and more for a reasonable price and an old fashioned attitude about life on a farm. We invite you and your family to come spend a day with us.

5. Magic of the Night 769 East Long St Columbus, OH 43203 www.magicofthenight.com Magic of the Night is Columbus' only Haunted Magic Show! Full of ghosts and goblins, this one-of-a-kind Halloween event offers thrills and chills for audiences of all ages without any blood or gore. One show only - Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Lincoln Theatre. Tickets and information at www.magicofthenight.com

Festival of Physics Saturday, October 15, 2011 (11am–3:30pm) Sunday, October 16, 2011 (1pm-4:30pm) Can you really be in two places at once? What does quantum physics have to do with gumdrops? What makes atoms explode? Come explore the deepest mysteries in the universe with physicists from The Ohio State University and the COSI Team. Add COSI’s Rockets You Try It Family Workshop for an additional fee.

6. Honey Haven Farm 1327 County Rd 1475 Ashland, OH 44805 419-282-2286 www.honeyhavenfarm.com Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the country with your family. U-pick pumpkins, horsedrawn wagon rides, 8-Acre Corn Maze, Field of Screams, pumpkin slingshots, pumpkin ice cream, homemade donuts, hot apple dumplings, cold cider, warm sandwiches and much more! Fall Festival Hours: October 1 -30, 2011 Saturdays and Sundays, Noon- 6pm. Weekday group tours available by reservation!

Spooky Science Friday, October 28, 2011 (5pm-8pm) Saturday, October 29, 2011 (11am-2pm) Come for Halloween science fun with spooky cart activities, creepy crawly creatures, and kid-friendly Halloween stories. Make and take your own rock candy, be amazed by a professional pumpkin carver, and don't miss COSI's free Pumpkin Patch Science live stage show. Want to see COSI's famous barfing pumpkin in person? Then sign up for Pumpkin Patch Science You Try It! Workshop ($5 per person).

7. Fort Rapids 4560 Hilton Corporate Drive Columbus Ohio 43232 www.fortrapids.com 877-33-SPLASH "Octoberfest Package" Includes: One Night Hotel Accommodations for 4, 4 Two Day waterpark passes, Voucher for 1 Large Pizza & 4 Sodas, and voucher for 20% off an 'Old Tyme Photo'. Rates start at $179+tax per night. This package valid for stays between 10/1/11 and 10/31/11. Receive 20% off new Birthday Party reservations when you mention this listing.

Get Fit Family Day Saturday, November 5, 2011 (11am3:30pm) Bring your family and friends to this funfilled day at COSI all about health and fitness. Participate in our interactive program, the Incredible Human Machine, engage in hands-on activities about the human body, try out fitness and sport activity stations, play in inflatables, participate in a family-friendly dance party, and much more. Also learn about fitness and nutrition from OSU Labs in Life, Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Giant Eagle, and the YMCA.

8. KDB Easton 165 Easton Town Center Columbus, OH 43219 614-428-7529 www.kdbeaston.com 9. COSI 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 614-228-2674 www.cosi.org Get Active Play Day Saturday, September 24, 2011 (11am3:30pm) Help us celebrate the importance of play during our National Play Day Celebration, featuring the opening of the Dora & Diego: Lets Explore! exhibit. With your children, play parachute games, run in a three-legged race, do a water-balloon toss, go on a scavenger hunt, race through an obstacle course, and more! Also play with hula hoops, bubbles, jump ropes, and even make, take, and fly your own kite!

10. Wexner Center for the Arts 1871 North High Street Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 292-3535 www.wexarts.org Super Sunday: Think Green Oct. 2 | 12 – 5 PM Join us for an open house to celebrate our fall exhibitions, featuring free gallery admission and fun, engaging activities for visitors of all ages. Make your own environmentally inspired work of art, learn about making earthfriendly choices from local “green” organizations, hear from the Columbus Zoo about how climate change is impacting animal habitats, and more! Zoom: Family Film Festival Dec. 1 – 4 Zoom: Family Film Festival returns with terrific all-ages films at incredibly affordable prices free cereal bar 9-10 AM on Saturday December 3 and free Jeni’s later

that day (1:30-3:30) and much more. Among this year's movies is Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer, a documentary about a girl who lives in Sri Lanka and strives to follow her father into an exclusively male job, as a mahout or "elephant whisperer." 11. Third Annual TWIG Pumpkinpalooza Lynd Fruit Farm 9090 Morse Road SW, Pataskala 43062 www.nationwidechildrens.org/pumpkinpalooza.com For more information, please contact Cindy Creedon ( mailto:Cynthia.Creedon@NationwideChild rens.org ) at (614) 355-0819. This fun family festival will feature food, hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, bounce houses, crafts and games. All proceeds from the 2011 Pumpkinpalooza will benefit the Rehabilitation Unit ( http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/rehabilitation ) at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Make a Gift now! ( https://giving.nationwidechildrens.org/page.aspx?pid =490 ) Enjoy a day of family fun! Saturday, October 1, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Toddler Fun Pass (Children ages 3 and younger) - $11.00 Kid's Fun Pass (Children ages 4-12) $16.00 Adult Fun Pass (13 and older) - $15.00 12. Bookmark Farms Saturday Horse Camps Bookmark Farms 8824 Morse Rd. S.W. Pataskala, OH 43062 740-964-2601 www.bookmarkfarms.com Spend Saturday afternoon at the barn. Learn about horses, work in the barn and ride! Come once, twice or every week! Sessions run 1 pm to 5 pm every Saturday, throughout the school year. Some Saturdays are for Mom and Dad too! For kids ages 5-11. Call to register! 13. Putt ‘N’ Play 4021 Thistlewood Drive Grove City, OH 43123 614-594-0077 www.puttnplayfuncenter.com Pumpkin Putt Sunday, October 23, Noon-6pm $10 all day golf pass, 3 and under are free Wear your costumes, decorate a treat bag, refreshments while supplies last, batting cage and soccer cages tokens for $1


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All things Halloween beckon in October family fun calendar Sept. 30 -Oct. 1 - Fall Festival – 10AM-10PM FREE Delaware State Park (5202 US Route 23 North, Delaware 740-363-4561 dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/delaware/tabid/729/D efault.aspx) Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Stargazing 8-9:30PM $7 Perkins Observatory (3199 Columbus Pike, Delaware 740-363-1257 perkins-observatory.org/) Sept. 30 -Oct. 2 – Pinkalicious - Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.Various show times $10 Columbus Children’s Theater (512 Park St., Columbus 2246673 colschildrenstheatre.org) Oct. 1 – Waterfire - Performer: Ladies of Longford. 8AM-10AM FREE City of Columbus (3909 N. High St., Columbus 299-9221 waterfirecolumbus.com/) Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Delaware Farmer's Market - Locally grown produce from local farmers and yummy baked goods from your favorite local bakers.9:30AM-Noon FREE Mainstreet Delaware (10 1/2 N. Sandusky St., Delaware 740-362-6050 mainstreetdelaware.org/) Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Worthington Farmer's Market - Enjoy Worthington's picturesque streetscape while you shop for fresh, local Ohio grown seasonal fruits and vegetables interspersed with flowers, plants and homemade foodstuffs that vendors display on downtown sidewalks.9AM-Noon FREE Olde Worthington Business Association (P. O. Box 534, Worthington 891-6293 owba.net/) Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Grandview Heights Farmer's Market - Selling locally grown vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, etc.10AM-1PM FREE City of Grandview Heights (1016 Grandview Ave., Grandview Heights 488-3159 grandviewheights.org/) Oct. 1, 8, 15 – Harvest Market - Pick up farm fresh produce, fresh baked goods and a variety of food and craft items at the Grove City Community Club's Harvest Market. Diabetes screenings are available on Oct. 1. Participate in the Pumpkin Pie Contest on Oct. 8 or enter the Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Contest on Oct. 15 to win fun prizes.9AM-1PM FREE Grove City Parks & Recreation (4035 Broadway, Grove City 277-3050 parks.grovecityohio.gov/) Oct. 2 – Fido Fest – A day full of furry fun featuring the Pooch Parade. Includes over 50 vendors, food, dog contests, Blessing of the Dogs,

Central Ohio communities set hours for Beggars’ Night observance Oct. 27 Groveport – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Heath 5:30-7 p.m. Lancaster 6-7:30 p.m. Newark 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 Bexley 5:30-7:30 p.m. Canal Winchester 5:30-7:30 p.m. Columbus 6-8 p.m. Delaware 6-8 p.m. Dublin 6-8 p.m. Gahanna 6-8 p.m. Grandview Heights 6-8 p.m. Grove City 6-8 p.m. New Albany 6-8 p.m. Powell 6-8 p.m. Reynoldsburg 6-8 p.m. Sunbury 6-8 p.m. Upper Arlington 6-8 p.m. Westerville 6-8 p.m. Whitehall 6-8 p.m. Worthington 6-8 p.m.

agility, frisbee and flyball demonstrations. Bring your pup and join the fun.Noon-5PM FREE City of Worthington (Village Green, Worthington 8851247 worthingtondogpark.com) Oct. 2 – Ohio Solar Tour – Learn about the park's wind turbine and solar arrays. Go to GreenEnergyOhio.org for more information.2-4PM FREE Glacier Ridge Metro Park (9801 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City 891-0700 metroparks.net/ParksGlacierRidge.aspx) Oct. 2 – Old Time Harvest Day – The weekend after the Big Splash closes for the season, the pool goes to the dogs! Area dogs and their owners enjoy an afternoon of refreshments, philanthropy and supervised swimming at the third annual Soggy Dog Swim. Admission is $3 per dog; humans are admitted free. One pet is permitted per person.1-5PM FREE Grove City Parks & Recreation (Fryer Park, Grove City 277-3050 parks.grovecityohio.gov/) Oct. 2 – Super Sunday: Think Green – Join us for an open house in celebration of our fall exhibitions, featuring free gallery admission and fun, engaging activities for visitors of all ages. Make your own artwork inspired by the environment, learn about making earth-friendly choices from local "green" organizations, and much more! Check back in September for a complete schedule.Noon-5PM FREE Wexner Center for the Arts (1871 N. High St. The Ohio State University, Columbus 292-3535 wexarts.org) Oct. 2 – Taste of Grandview Heights 2011 – The sixth annual Taste of Grandview Heights will feature delicious "taste-sized" portions of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from a wide variety of area restaurants. The Grandview area is home to one of the finest collection of restaurants in Central Ohio. Don't miss this opportunity to spend an afternoon sampling their tasty offerings in one convenient location! A multitude of familyoriented entertainment and activities will also be available throughout the day - join your neighbors and experience the fun!. 2-7PM FREE Grandview Heights City Parks And Recreation (1515 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights 488-3111 grandviewheights.org/index.aspx?NID=88) Oct. 2, 6, 16, 20 – Mud & Dirt Infant Workshop - Based on Diggers and Dumpers, published by Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc . Here's the dirt - dig, bury, and rake through this delightful time with your baby.3-4:15PM $12 COSI - Center of Science and Industry (333 W. Broad St., Columbus 228-2674 cosi.org) Oct. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 – Bexley Fall Baby Time - . 9:30AM-10:15AM FREE Bexley Public Library (2411 E. Main St., Bexley 231-2785 bexlib.org) Oct. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 – Bexley Fall Toddler Time - . 10:30AM-11:15AM FREE Bexley Public Library (2411 E. Main St., Bexley 231-2785 bexlib.org) Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Bexley Fall Preschool Storytime (AM) - . 10-10:45AM FREE Bexley Public Library (2411 E. Main St., Bexley 231-2785 bexlib.org) Oct. 5, 12 – Upper Arlington Farmer's Market If it's healthy, locally produced fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers and dairy you're looking for, the Upper Arlington Farmers' Market has it all! We invite you to join us every Wednesday, where you can find a variety of delicious produce, sold to you directly from local farmers.3:30-6:30PM FREE City of Upper Arlington (3600 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington 583-5040 ua-ohio.net/) Oct. 6-8 – Hilliard Consignment Sale - Each sale is unique; you never know exactly what treasure you'll find. Each sale is organized by size/gender and all clothing is hung. Accessories, toys and more are organized throughout the facility. Take time to look but you won't have to do any "digging"!! Make sure to check out the the "Red Dot Days" for 50 % off on Friday 5-8 pm and Saturday 9 am - 3 pm.7-9:30PM FREE Three Bags Full Consignment Sale (Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard threebagsfull.info/shop/hilliard/) Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 – Market at 15th & High Fresh just got closer. The Market at 15th & High, an outdoor farmers' market on the Wexner Center Plaza, brings fresh local seasonal goodness to the Ohio State campus and surrounding commu-

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The trails of Smith Nature Park are transformed into a haunted forest for the popular Haunted Castle presented by the Upper Arlington Civic Association, at Fishinger and North Star roads. The attraction will be open this year from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18-21 and 28. nity.3:30-6:30PM FREE Wexner Center for the Arts (1871 N. High St. The Ohio State University, Columbus 292-3535 wexarts.org) Oct. 6 – Paws in the Plaza - Join other dogs as they bring their owners to stroll through Olde Gahanna, Creekside, & Mill Street!. 4:30-7PM FREE City of Gahanna (Olde Gahanna, Gahanna 342-4000 oldegahanna.com/paws_in_the_plaza) Oct. 6 – Powell Night Out - Join the merchants and restaurants in Historic Downtown Powell for a late evening out! Great for date night, shopping or dining with the family or gals night out.5-8PM FREE Historic Downtown Powell (47 Hall St., Powell 396-3336 facebook.com/powellnightout) Oct. 6, 13, 20 – Bexley Farmer's Market - The new and improved Bexley Farmers Market will open on Thursday, May 19th, from 4-7PM at the intersection of East Main Street and South Parkview Avenue. The Market will continue on Thursdays through October 20th. The new market will feature cooking demonstrations, children's activities, food vendors, and musical events.4-7PM FREE City of Bexley (2242 E. Main St., Bexley 559-4200 bexley.org/) Oct. 7 – Fall Festival - 9AM-4PM FREE Olde Worthington Business Association (Village Green, Worthington 891-6293 owba.net/) Oct. 7 – Delaware First Friday - Shops open late! Event features kid-friendly crafts/games and extended shopping and gallery-hopping opportunities.6-9PM FREE Mainstreet Delaware (10 1/2 N. Sandusky St., Delaware 740-362-6050 mainstreetdelaware.org/) Oct. 7 – Worthington First Fridays - Come to Downtown Worthington the first Friday of every month for First Friday! Shops will be open late and visitors will be greeted with specials, arts and live entertainment. The event runs from 6pm -9pm. Don't miss this great Worthington event!. 6-9PM FREE Olde Worthington Business Association (Downtown Worthington, Worthington 8916293 owba.net/) Oct. 7-9 – Columbus Italian Festival - The annual Columbus Italian Festival presented by Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church at the corner of Lincoln and Hamlet in Italian Village celebrates our Italian-American culture. Enjoy live entertainment, open-air markets, Italian dancing, a children's area and plenty of fabulous Italian food - including a pizza cook-off. Plus, there's an

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Open houses at many local fire departments, including from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 9 at Worthington’s, 6500 N. High St., will be held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week.


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CALENDAR Continued from Page 7 American-Italian Idol vocal contest with an adult and youth division and bocce ball tournaments. The Columbus Italian Parade will kick off on Sunday at 2 p.m. and will march right through the heart of Italian Village - through the festival to the main stage where each high school band in the parade will perform. The festival is Friday from 511 p.m., Saturday from noon-11 p.m. and Sunday from noon-8 p.m. Parade is on Sunday at 2 p.m. Adults $5 and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information visit columbusitalianfestival.com.$5 Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church (168 E. Lincoln St., Columbus 294-8259 columbusitalianfestival.com/) Oct. 8 – Little Acorns Club - Hide & Seek Animals come in many shapes and sizes and live in all kinds of environments. Learn about animal adaptations through a story, exciting game of hide and seek and a craft.10AM-11AM $5 Indian Village Outdoor Education Center (3200 Indian Village Dr., Upper Arlington 645-3380 parks.columbus.gov) Oct. 9 – Fire Department Open House - Junior Firefighter Obstacle Course. Learn how to escape a home fire! Free battery for your smoke detector! Training. Live Fire Demonstration (1PM). 11AM-2PM FREE City of Worthington (6500 N. High St., Worthington 885-1247 worthington.org) Oct. 9 – Police Department Open House - . 11AM-2PM FREE City of Worthington (6555 N. High St., Worthington 885-1247 worthington.org) Oct. 9-15 – Fairfield County Fair - The Fairfield County Fair is one of the last county fairs of the year. It offers a variety of attractions including truck, tractor, and horse pulls, demolition derbies, concerts, bands, and horse races. There is also a large assortment of exhibits and rides for all ages.7AM-9PM $5 Fairfield County Fairgrounds (157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster 740-653-3041 fairfieldcountyfair.com/) Oct. 13-15 – Delaware Consignment Sale This sale is held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds at 236 Pennsylvania Ave in Delaware. Each sale is unique; you never know exactly what

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Costumes and kids are always welcome at the Great Pumpkin Run, set for Oct. 22 through the streets of Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff.

treasure you'll find. Each sale is organized by size/gender and all clothing is hung. Accessories, toys and more are organized throughout the facility. Take time to look but you won't have to do any "digging"!! Make sure to check out the the "Red Dot Days" for 50 % off on Friday 5-8 pm and Saturday 9 am - 3 pm.9AM-8PM FREE Three Bags Full Consignment Sale (Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware threebagsfull.info/shop/delaware/) Oct. 14 – Trick or Treat - Join the Recreation Department on Friday, October 14th for some fun festivities at Harvestfest starting at 6PM, which include a corn maze, hayrides, an enchanted walk filled with all of your favorite characters, a bonfire, food, drinks and more! The event runs until 8PM, so be sure to get there right away to enjoy a fabulous fall night in Jeffrey Park!. 6-8PM FREE Bexley Parks & Recreation Department (165 N. Parkview, Bexley 559-4300 bexley.org/recreation-parks) Oct. 15 – Creatures of the Night - Join us for a night full of adventure at Indian Village. Enjoy a guided walk where you will meet native nocturnal "animals". Each one eager to tell its own tale of escapades and survival. Finish off the evening with hot cocoa and non-frightening stories by the campfire. This is a non-scary program geared toward families with young children.7-9PM $3 Indian Village Outdoor Education Center (3200 Indian Village Dr., Upper Arlington 645-3380 parks.columbus.gov) Oct. 15, 22 – All Hallow's Eve - Enjoy an oldfashioned, haunted Halloween at Ohio Village's All Hallow's Eve Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 with spooky stories by bonfire, pumpkin carving and period entertainment, fortune telling, Halloween crafts and games plus creepy characters and lost souls like Krazy Kate, the Ohio Village grave digger and more!. 5:30-9:30PM $9 Ohio Village (1982 Velma Ave., Columbus 297-2300 ohiohistory.org/) Oct. 18-21, 28 – Haunted Castle - The forest on east Fishinger Road has become haunted and three UACA directors have gone missing. Please help us find them. A trained ghost hunter will be your guide as you help us explore the dark shadows and search for survivors.6:30-8:30PM Smith Nature Park, at Fishinger and North Star roads.

FREE Upper Arlington Civic Association, uaca.org. Oct. 19-22 – 105th Circleville Pumpkin Show The oldest and largest festival in the State of Ohio and the "Greatest Free Show on Earth" will observe its 105th anniversary; two parades daily at 3:30 and 8p.m. (except on Saturday the Queens parade at 8p.m.) Featured will be contests, entertainment, all kinds of pumpkin foods, as well as pumpkins, squash, gourds, fruits and vegetables, baked goods, arts and crafts, canned goods and flowers. Come join us 10a.m. till 11p.m. 10AM-11PM FREE Circleville Pumpkin Show (159 E. Franklin St., Circleville 740-4747000 pumpkinshow.com/) Oct. 20-22 – Pickerington Consignment Sale This sale is held at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church at 600 Hill Rd. N in Pickerington. Each sale is unique; you never know exactly what treasure you'll find. Each sale is organized by size/gender and all clothing is hung. Accessories, toys and more are organized throughout the facility. Take time to look but you won't have to do any "digging"!! Make sure to check out the the "Red Dot Days" for 50 % off on Friday 5-8 pm and Saturday 9 am - 2 pm.7-9PM FREE Three Bags Full Consignment Sale (Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Hartford threebagsfull.info/shop/pickerington/) Oct. 21 – School Days Off - Camp is On - This program will run during the school year on days that school is out, but business is open. SOCO camp runs during days such as Staff In-Service, Rosh Hashanah, and President's Day where the kids are out of school, but the parents still have work. This program is designed to meet the needs of the parents and the energy of the kids by offering a safe, fun, camp like experience for kids to attend when school is out. Grades K-3rd and grades 4th-6th will be located in separate elementary gyms.7AM-6PM $35 Bexley Parks & Recreation Department (165 N. Parkview, Bexley 559-4300 bexley.org/recreation-parks) Oct. 22 – Community Halloween Party - Come dressed in your best costume and be prepared to

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Boo on Broadway, transforming Grove City’s Town Center into a Halloween destination where children in costume can safely collect candy and other goodies from area business owners, will take place from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. have a great time playing games, listening to live entertainment, and enjoying fun foods. You won't want to miss this!. 6-9PM FREE Reynoldsburg Parks & Recreation (JFK Park Gazebo, Reynoldsburg 322-6806 ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us/city-departments-parks.aspx) Oct. 22 – Family Fun Day - Make binoculars and take them on a hike to search for birds.10AM-2PM FREE Indian Village Outdoor Education Center (3200 Indian Village Dr., Upper Arlington 645-3380 parks.columbus.gov) Oct. 22 – Great Pumpkin Run - 33rd Annual Pumpkin run will race through the streets of Grandview and Marble Cliff.9AM-11AM $20 Grandview Heights City Parks And Recreation (Middle School Commons, Grandview Heights 488-3111 speedy-feet.com) Oct. 23 – CAHS HOWLoween Pets on Parade - CAHS HOWLoween Pets on Parade, sponsored by the Capital Area Humane Society, is a fun event that encourages participants to dress up their pets in festive Halloween costumes. The event, which is in its twelfth year at Easton Town Center, raises money to help the abused, abandoned, and homeless animals of Central Ohio. Awards given include Best, Scariest, and Funniest Costumes.Noon-3PM FREE Easton Town Center (160 Easton Town Center, Columbus 4167000 eastontowncenter.com) Oct. 23 – Off-Trail Hike for Kids - Explore fields and wetlands and look for signs of wildlife. Ages 7 and older. 2-4PM FREE Glacier Ridge Metro Park (9801 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City 891-0700 metroparks.net/ParksGlacierRidge.aspx) Oct. 26 – Squishy Science - AM (WED) - Feel, touch, squish and explore slime, flubber, oobleck and more! Recipes will be provided so you can create more goo at home.10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. $27 COSI - Center of Science and Industry (333 W. Broad St., Columbus 228-2674 cosi.org) Oct. 27 – Dublin Halloween Spooktacular - if family-friendly fun is on your agenda, you can scare some up at the city of Dublin's Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3:308:30 p.m. at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road . Outside activities include: the haunted trail, the trunk-or-treat trail, hay maze, hayrides; corn toss and pumpkin bowling competitions; a pumpkin carving demonstration. Inside the recreation center: musical performances by Dublin Dance Centre and Gymnastics in The Abbey Theater; a fortune telling room; COSI's Science Spot; the BugMan; crafts; say "Spooktacular" and get into the pic-

ture ($4 per child); meet Dublin police and Washington Township firefighters. Oct. 28 – Haunted Overnight - Costume contest, games, spooky hike, and ghost stories by the fire are just part of the fright for the night. Fun for all who dare to stay for the Indian Village Haunted Overnight!. 7-10AM $30 Indian Village Outdoor Education Center (3200 Indian Village Dr., Upper Arlington 645-3380 parks.columbus.gov) Oct. 28 – Midnight Madness - Halloween fun for the entire family. Extended shopping hours, kids activities, contests and displays. Sponsored by the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association.7-11:59PM FREE Uptown Westerville (Downtown Westerville, Westerville 794-0401 uptownmerchants.com/) Oct. 28 – Spooky Story Hour - . 7:30-8:30PM FREE Avery Downer House & Robbins Hunter Museum (221 E. Broadway, Granville 740-5870430 robbinshunter.org) Oct. 29 – Candy by the Carload Village Green Municipal Building,Powell 5-7PM FREE 885-9820 http://cityofpowell.us/government-parksrec.php The parking lot at the Village Green Municipal Building will be filled with businesses that will be dishing out candy by the carload! This unique trick-or-treat opportunity is perfect for younger ones who need help from an adult, who feel safer in the daylight or who just want to show off their costume before Halloween! Oct. 29 – Squishy Science - PM (SAT) - Feel, touch, squish and explore slime, flubber, oobleck and more! Recipes will be provided so you can create more goo at home.2-4PM $27 COSI Center of Science and Industry (333 W. Broad St., Columbus 228-2674 cosi.org) Oct. 30 – Pumpkin Carving Party - Come join us as we light up this Halloween with some scary or funny pumpkin carvings! We will be carving pumpkins, making a craft and eating refreshments. Parents are required to attend. Pumpkins and carving utensils will be provided.1-2:15PM FREE Reynoldsburg Parks & Recreation (JFK Park Gazebo, Reynoldsburg 322-6806 ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us/city-departmentsparks.aspx) Oct. 31 – Boo on Broadway - Grove City's Town Center will be transformed into a spooky destination from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. This annual, family-friendly alternative to Trick or Treat allows children to dress in costume and safely collect candy and other goodies from area business owners. A fortune teller and other spooky surprises also will be offered.


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Nighttime rituals are important for children – and parents Many of us intuitively understand the importance of night rituals in family life. Almost every parent from the very beginning tucks their children in, says prayers, or does things that help a child: ■ Bring the day to a close and feel finished; ■ Experience the connection and love from the parents at a time when, for some children, it’s scary and difficult to sleep; ■ Receive the support they need to master one of the developmental tasks of childhood, which is overcoming night terrors and developing the skill to go to sleep on their own without being scared by the monsters, demons, and the creaky, funny noises that sometimes haunt and scare us. Though night rituals are important to our children and us from a connecting, love, and developmental perspective, another important part of understanding night rituals is the spiritual component. For many of us night rituals provide the first opportunity to have a spiritual experience. For many families there is a spiritual sense about the closing of the day and

from early on we want our children to share in that spiritual moment and feel a connection, whatever our religious orientation is. Night rituals, whether you realize it or not, have all the components we have discussed above. As a result, one of the important things for parents to think about is the importance of understanding that night rituals are for all children, not just little ones. Actually, they are for all of us, though as our children get older, many of us slack off and stop using this very special moment as an opportunity to communicate, be together and join with our children. Parents need to think about a number of things when they consider night rituals. Sometimes the rituals that we establish in early childhood and that are so dear to our children continue up to the time they leave home. When my daughter was very young, a very close friend of mine encouraged me to ask her every night to tell me one good and one bad thing that happened that day and for me to then share the same with her. It soon became a ritual that continued until she went away to college, but resumes again when she is home.

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help a child learn acceptable behavior, nor do they help to solve the problem. Often, instead of moving parents to an effective problem solving response, emotions can have the opposite effect of complicating the problem and derailing the process of correction. Thinking and acting like a problem solver, though, will provide the best approach for the parent and child alike. Parents can reverse the emotionality process if they are consciously determined to see themselves as problem-solvers rather than as victims. The problem-solver perspective is empowering rather than self-defeating, and it

moves people to search for effective solutions. It really doesn’t take a parent with super powers to become aware of falling into the victim “trap.” In truth, all that is required is the determination to understand that situations that might illicit strong emotion will come up, and to make a conscious effort to move to a more problem-solving stance. Next month’s article will include a set of problem-solving strategies that work well for many parents who have challenging youngsters.

Earl B. Oremus is headmaster of Marburn Academy.

Over the years the content of what we talk about changed and obviously was very different. In the early days we talked about when my daughter hit her head against the bed, what happened to our frog, or special moments that my daughter or I had with one of her friends as we played Candyland. As she got older, we talked about different kinds Family Matters of things, i.e., relationships, world events, politics, and all kinds of things that were equally special and meaningful. So many times the rituals stay the same – it is the content that changes. Sometimes new rituals need to be developed. As my daughter got older, she began to feel uncomfortable with the tucking in part of our night ritual. She started squirming, wriggling, and not liking the little game we played before tuck-in time. Clearly, we needed to devise a new ritual that she felt better about. As she grew, we changed the pretucking in ritual from finding her under the covers to reading together, talking, and then for

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me to sit at the edge of her bed and just listen to her share her ideas about the day with me. Night rituals are important because they are things we do over and over and over again that enable us to feel safe, good and create a special bond. We changed the tucking in, but we still said our good and bad things and, after I kissed her goodnight, we talked. That seemed to be something she really liked, felt good about and enjoyed a great deal. There are other things that we have done over the years that have been special for us. There were times we played quiet games we made up or did special little things that were not exciting and stimulating because we were trying to move toward bedtime. As our children grow older, we want to create rituals, revise them, change them, keep them the same, and even get input and discuss them in a general way, so that we can keep those connected family rituals going. Some of our little rituals were just with my daughter and me, while some included the three of us. At one point, my daughter wanted to do a family hug just before she went to bed. For a long time we did that. She loved it. It was fun. Every night she laughed when she did her family hug and soon it became a very special part of our family life. She would say “group hug” and all of us would hug each other, all together in one big, fat knot. It was a wonderful mo-

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HEALTH Continued from Page 4 too fatigued to take part in a Mother's Day hike in the Hocking Hills. “At that point I knew that something was just not right,” she said. When the diagnosis came, she said, she was as much relieved as she was overwhelmed. “It was good to know what was wrong, and I am extremely thankful that it turned out to be something so treatable,” she said. “But at the same time, there is so much to learn that it can be totally overwhelming.” In addition to four daily shots of insulin, Ryan pricks his finger to check his glucose levels four or five times each day. He also has to carefully monitor his diet. At school, Ryan has had some help adjusting to his new life. Heritage Principal Vicki Jarrell, a Type 1 diabetic herself, has been a major source of comfort for both Ryan and his mother. Jarrell said she does what she can to put the family at ease. “I tried to involve myself as much as pos-

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sible,” she said. “I wanted him to know that somebody ‘got it,’ and not just someone who knew the textbook stuff – but someone who really knew it on a personal level.” She plans to walk side-by-side with Ryan at the Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes, sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, on Oct. 9. Registration for the two-mile charity walk kicks off at 9 a.m., and the walk itself starts at 10:30 a.m. on the Ohio State University campus. Anyone can register to collect pledges and participate in the walk at jdrf.org. Ryan currently is in the process of collecting donations himself. He said he hopes the money will help scientists find a cure for the disease someday. For now though, Ryan said he’s looking forward to new treatments and technology that could help his condition. In December he will get an electronic insulin pump that will monitor his blood-sugar level and release insulin directly into his body when needed. While his classmates and friends have been understanding and supportive, Ryan

said he could offer some advice to other kids who are diagnosed with diabetes. “I'd tell them that it's really no big deal,”

he said. “You may be freaked out about taking shots and pricking your finger, but you'll get used to it very quickly.”

RITUALS Continued from Page 9 ment. Remember, family rituals are something you don’t want to give up as the kids get older. You want to remember that family rituals are something we take with us and never forget as long as we live. Even though we squawk, they are very special times from a spiritual, developmental, love, and connecting point of view. Norman Shub, certified teacher and psychotherapist and author, is the longtime director of training at the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio, 100 Outerbelt Street, Columbus 43213, gestaltassoc.com.

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Find family meal deals at these local restaurants Parents looking for bargains on dining can check out these Central Ohio restaurants offering meal deals for children. List provided by KidsMealDeals.com Texas Roadhouse, 1540 Bethel Road, Columbus, 614-457-5322: Mondays 4-10 p.m. – One free kids meal for children 12 & under with the purchase of each adult entree. This offer is for dine-in only and cannot be combined with any other specials, coupons, promotions or discounts. Liberty Tavern, 50 S. Liberty St., Powell, 614825-0500: Mondays and Tuesdays – Kids 12 and under eat free all day from the kids menu. Limit 2 free meals per family. Dine-in only. Qdoba Mexican Grill, 1689 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, 614-481-1971: Tuesdays all day – Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. Buffalo Wild Wings, 1710 Hilliard Rome Road, Hilliard, 614-921-2999: All day Monday and Wednesday – Children 12 and under eat for

$1.99 from the Kids Menu with “adult” purchase. Dine in only. Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders, 4926 Morse Road, Columbus, 614-855-5858: Wednesday – Kids eat free on Wednesdays! Dine-in only; limit 2 per adult. Chick-fil-A, 1988 Hilliard Rome Road, Hilliard, 614-771-9650: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays – free 4 Pack Kids Meal with each Combo purchase. Gooseneck Tavern, 9721 Sawmill Road, Powell, 614-336-1111: Sunday, Monday – Free Kids Meal for children 12 and under with the purchase of each regular priced adult meal. Quiznos, 2049 Henderson Road, Columbus, 614-442-1496: All day, every day – Free Kidz Meal with the purchase of a Sub, Toasty Torpedo, Chopped Salad or Choose 2. For children 12 and under. Child must be present. Steak Escape grille, 6280 E. Broad St., Columbus, 614-367-0950: Sunday, Saturday – Kids eat free all weekend; One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.

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