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Conner's Story I initially started looking for a martial arts program five years ago for my son Conner, who has always been small and shy for his age. I looked at several different programs around the area, and ultimately chose Jerry Hansman Karate for several reasons: Jerry Hansman’s Karate offered more classes per week than any other school in the area, so it fit better into our already busy schedule. As a former serviceman and police officer, Sensei Hansman can also teach students the physical and mental aspects of practical self-defense. Since Jerry and his staff have trained in Okinawa, I know we are getting the real thing. Eventually, both my daughter Kaitlyn and I also signed up for classes. What

we got was much more than just karate! We train as a family and the environment in the dojo creates another opportunity to connect with my children. Even though I have coached my kids in other sports, none of them have helped us bond the way karate has! The lessons Conner and Kaitlyn have learned in the dojo have helped them become better students and citizens as a whole. My son also found his confidence at Jerry Hansman’s Karate. Our once shy kid, who always avoided “the pile” in other sports, now jumps right in, whether it’s football, basketball, or anything else that requires contact. He has learned how to incorporate the fundamentals of karate into every day activities. Jerry Hansman’s Karate is a great place for kids and adults!

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i-Read is Coming! Is Your 3rd Grader Ready? At j&R Tutoring a few of our third graders have already shared with us that they fear the upcoming i-Read exam. Whenever I hear that, it makes me very sad. I wonder what children are hearing at school that would instill fear long before Christmas about something that does not happen until March!? Sadly, the children’s results reflect on the teacher. Is that fair? I’m not so sure that it is. Not all third graders reach the same developmental level at the same time, or more importantly, in March! The never-ending tide of developmental standards has literally strangled the education process. Standards used to be a goal for which a student strived. Now it is a barometer that determines 4

if the teacher is doing the job. How did we get so turned around? Personally, I do not think this is fair to either the student or the teacher. At j&R we are trying to help. Beginning the weekof January 9 we will offer a 10 week course designed to prepare students for iRead. We will cover subject matter, but we also will address how to take a standardized test. I know this may sound a little silly, but this will be the first “real” test a student takes. They need to be comfortable not only with the subject matter, but also with the test taking process. Give us a call at 317-601-4182 or email renee@jnrtutoring.com for Special Pricing and times.


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Monday Thru Sunday Multiple Days

Main Event Geist Location Monday through Thursday 5 to 8 Free kids meal with paid adult meal 317 336-3500 Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free 2301 Conner St.773-3288 Noblesville PaPa Roux 8950 E. 10th Indy 603-9861 Nightly after 4 Perkins 250 Noble Creek Dr. Noblesville Monday Thru Wednesday 4 to close 776-2800 Barley Island Brewing Co. 630 Conner St.Noblesville 770-5280 Tuesday and Wednesday Quizno’s 14300 Mundy Dr Noblesville 7 days a week 4 to close dine in only 773-7041 The Original Pancake House 3 Free Pancakes for children 7 and under with adult entrée purchase Monday through Sunday at Noblesville, Fishers, and Indianaopolis locations Tucanos Brazilian Grill Noblesville Kids 7 and younger eat free everyday. Chef Mikes Charcoal Grill 102 Woodland Dr Indy Kids 5 and Younger eat for 99 cents Wuzzlers Grill and Spoon Greenwood 884-9468 Kids eat free w. adult meal Monday-Friday


Chick Fil-A 3360 W. 86th St. The Pyramids, Indy 871-5330 Mexico City Grill Emerson Ave Indy and Fishers In. Free kids meal with adult meal. Roscoe’s Taco’s Greenwood Kids meal free with Minimum $6 adult meal. Mexico City Grill Fishers 11653 Fishers Station Rd 577-1900 Mexican City Grill Indy 8028 S. Emerson Ave 884-4901 Castlers Kitchen and Bar 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr. 596-9810 Fishers 5-9 Texas Road House Fishers 12950 Publishers Dr. 585-5020 Family Night 1.99 Kid’s Meal Culvers Kids NightFishers 96th St Every Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm and Indy 71st and Georgetown – Every Monday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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All area Fazoli’s 99cent Kids meals Tuesday evenings 5-8 call for details. MacKenzie River Pizza Carmel and 82nd St Castleton 564-4211 and 288-0609 Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 CR Heroes 10570 E. 96th St. Fishers 576-1070 5-p Face Painting & Balloon Animals Cancun 6714 E 82nd St, Indianapolis 578-7054 Culvers Kids Night Indy 96th Street – Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm and Greenfield – Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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Tuesday Con't. Chick Fil A Noblesville Family Night First Tuesday of each Month from 5-8pm 773-4100 Chick Fil A Carmel 14647 US 31 North Family Night each Tuesday from 5-8pm 815-9465 Hellas Café 8501 Westfield Blvd 257-6211 Indy Bob Evans’ Family Night from DJ 6-8pm One kid eats free with adult meal purchase. Greenwood In Joe’s Shelby St. Diner Indy 783-9590 10-01 Food & Drink Broadripple Kids Eat Free Tuesday with purcahse of adult meal. Call for Details Cheese Burger In Paradise South Indy 883-4386 Patriot Grill Restaurant 1265 N. Madison Greenwood 851-8252 Kid’s Eat Free and Magician Teddy’s Burger Joint 222W.Southport Rd Indy 893-2791 Thr3e Wise Men Brewery 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Indy 255-5151 Max and Erma’s Carmel and Greenwood 705-3988 and 882-4477 Max and Erma’s Carmel Free Kids Meal with adult meal. Panda Express 17055 Geist Pavilion Dr. Fishers 5-9, 770-9684 Bob Evans all area locations. Kid’s meal free with adult meal. Teddy’s Burger Joint Southport Rd. Free kids meal w/ adult meal 5 to 9 evening. Chili’s Grill and Bar Greenwood & E 82nd St. Two free kid’s meal with each adult meal. Joe’s Shelby St Diner 783-9590 One kids meal free with adult purchase 5 to close. Thr3e Wise Men Brewery Broad Ripple Kids eat free on Tuesday with VIP Club Membership. Detour American Grill Fishers In. Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday

Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Johnny Rockets Greenwood Mall and Castleton Mall 881-6240 and 578-8015 5 to 9 Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville In Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday and Thursday Johnny Rockets Castleton Mall Kids meal free with each adult meal 5 to 9 Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult Purchase


Johnny Carino’s Greenwood 885-5735 Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday & Thursday Detour American Grill Fishers In Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday & Thursday. Johnny Carinos Greenwood Kids meal free with adult meal. Culvers Kids Night Noblesville – Every Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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Friday Illinois Street Food Emporium Indy Free kids meal with each adult meal 4 to close Skyline Chili Indy Locations Kids meal 99 cents 5 to close.


Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Indianapolis Indianas Victory Field Kids Eat Free with at least an $8 purchase.


Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Granite City Food and Brewery 150 W. 96th St Carmel 218-7185 5-9 Magician 5-8 Grindstone Charley’s Rockville Rd and Crawfordsville Rd’s Indy 243-8760 and 481-1870 Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Rock Star Pizza 922 E. Main St. Brownsburg 858-1188 all day dine in Only Indianapolis Indians Kids Eat Free Sundays: Children 14 & under receive a voucher good for a hot dog, bag of chips & bottle of water with price of admission. Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult Purchase Grand Junction Brewing Westfield Free kids Meal with Adult Meal (Please call ahead to verify details)



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The Self Esteem Formula Do you worry that your child does not seem satisfied or happy? Does your child seem to lack self-esteem or the needed confidence to know his/her abilities and self-worth? This can be very troubling for a parent who wants the best for the child. I encourage parents to work on life skills that promote a sense of mastery and happiness. My favorite example is to teach your child the formula to decrease anxiety, be thankful and feel empowered. It is very simple to teach, to role model and to learn. The Happiness and Mastery Formula This formula can be taught to anyone but is especially good for children who lack selfesteem or is prone to anxiety. Stay in The Moment This step assists children in learning how to be less anxious by teaching them to look at what is occurring in their life and to not worry about the past or what is in their future. When they share what they fear might be happening in their lives, you ask them to focus on staying in the moment. You encourage them to look for solutions that they can achieve in the present. And when they start to worry about past or future, you say what can we do today about that? Have Gratitude and Look for What Is Working When kids appreciate what is going right, they are less anxious and are increasingly happier. They tend to feel more empowered. They are more likely to focus on the good as opposed to the bad. The key is when your child comes home feeling defeated you ask him to identify what is going right in his life? The attitude of gratitude is an easy life skill to role model and practice and can turn into a family phenomenon even around family members who are negative! Use Reframing The life skill of reframing comes from the

concept of reframing a picture to make it look different. This technique looks at difficult situations and identifies what a child can learn from it and how it may make him or her stronger. So literally when a Carol Juergensen Sheets child comes home feeling discouraged you ask: That sounds hurtful, I bet there is something we can learn in all this. This teaches the child to handle disappointing situations from a stance of empowerment and mastery. It gives your child a sense that he/she can do things differently and can work towards a different outcome in the future. So now let’s look at some examples. A child comes home with an F and says he is stupid. First you ask what can you do about this F today? The child says I could study more. Or dad could help me work on my math or I could get in that study class and get help from the resource teacher. Is there anything that you can be grateful for? What has this taught you or how can you learn from it? I am glad that I can tell you about it so you can help me study. I thought you were going to be mad at me and you might take away my game boy. How have you grown stronger or what did you learn about this? I learned that I need some special help because this math is hard stuff! You have the power to teach your kids coping skills that help them to feel better about themselves. If you run into some resistance, just keep modelling the formula. When you work it... It works!

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Get to know The Applied Behavior Center for Autism We Were Founded by an Autism Mother ABC was founded in 1997 when CEO, Sherry Quinn’s son Michael was diagnosed with autism. At the time, autism was a rare diagnosis. In fact, Michael was the only child in his entire school district with autism. After doing extensive research, Sherry realized that Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy was the best possible treatment for her son. At the time, that service was not offered anywhere within the state of Indiana. Sherry set out to change that.

We are Indiana’s Largest & Longest Running ABA Therapy Provider ABC has grown to be the largest and longest running ABA therapy provider in the state of Indiana. We are proud to offer 7 outpatient facilities throughout the state. Each of our centers offers a unique blend of amenities including customcrafted indoor gyms, group and individual instruction rooms, cafeteria, and outdoor playgrounds. We also feature electronic data collection that each family can access anytime with each child having their own tablet.

We Offer More than ABA Therapy At ABC, we offer a wide variety of highquality services. These include: ABA Therapy, Behavior Consulting, Diagnostic Testing, and Indoor Swim Lessons.

We Serve a Very Broad Age Range ABC proudly specializes in serving clients ages 2 and older.

We Offer Specialized Programming for Teens & Adults Our LIFE Program (Learning in Functional Environments) serves ages 10 and older. LIFE is a full-day program that uses the science of ABA to teach skills that promote independence and quality of life. Children and teens in this program learn to work on functional skills within a simulated home environment and real life, communitybased settings. Important skills such as budgeting money, grocery shopping, peer interactions, doing laundry, hygiene and more are worked on within this program.

We Provide Full Insurance Management Services (Free of Charge) At ABC, we understand that there are several stresses and pressures that come with searching for the right services for your child. Sorting through insurance struggles should not be another stressor added to that list. Because of this, our trained team of experts handles all insurance processing on behalf of our clients. Most Major insurers and most Medicaid networks are accepted. This is a service that we offer to all families completely free of charge.

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January 2017 Now – January 31 The Children’s Museum: Doc

McStuffins Exhibit Experience the firstever children's museum exhibit based on Disney Junior's award-winning series, Doc McStuffins! Join the magical storytelling of Doc McStuffins through imaginative play and hands-on activities that impart life-lessons about health and wellness. And, the exhibit will keep you up to date with Doc’s latest adventures, as it is set in the new McStuffins Toy Hospital, which will be featured on the new season of Doc McStuffins premiering in summer 2016! www.childrensmuseum.org

January 10 – January 15 “The Sound of Music” at Old

National Theatre. THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by threetime Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to the Old National Centre. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

Saturday, January 14, 12:00pm Harlem Globetrotters at Bankers

Life Fieldhouse. The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Bankers Life Fieldhouse during their 90th anniversary world tour.

Monday, January 16, 10:00am Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Indiana State

Museum in White River State Park. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the museum celebrates the legacy of equal rights in America. The museum in its entirety is open to the public, free of charge, and engages visitors in unique and meaningful ways that reflect the vision of MLK. This event draws nearly 5,000 guests.


Monday, January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

at the Indy Zoo. Although the Zoo is usually closed on Mondays in January, weather permitting, it will be our privilege to open our gates on this day to those with a generous heart. You'll not only enjoy a special visit to the Zoo but also a special feeling of helping our community. Our hardier animals will be out to enjoy the day, including seals and sea lions, tigers, polar bear, walrus, brown bears and more. The Zoo's indoor exhibits — Oceans, Dolphin Dome, Deserts Dome, Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center and Hilbert Conservatory — will be open as well. Plus guests can enjoy a free Dolphin Adventure Show. The Zoo utilizes this annual observance of the civil rights leader’s life to continue the on-going commitment and dedication to serving a diverse community. For the past 15 years, Zoo and White River State Park have taken this opportunity to give back to our community, and with your help, we have collected more than 95 tons of food for Gleaners.

Wednesday, Jan.18–Sunday,Jan 22 Disney on Ice – Follow Your Heart at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney Pixar’s recordbreaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. The ice skating extravaganza features Disney Pixar’s Inside Out, Disney’s Frozen and other beloved Disney stories. Follow Your Heart allows families to join in on the deep-sea adventure as Dory comes off the screen and onto the ice. With help from Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank, Dory embarks on a life-changing excursion. Disney Pixar’s Inside Out makes its Disney On Ice debut as Riley’s Emotions –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– reel the audience into the action to help her find the confidence to win the hockey championship and to experience the


Fun Events emotional rollercoaster of growing up alongside Riley. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Fantasia to Toy Story and Frozen, Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart opens up the thrilling world of live entertainment by immersing families in an array of treasured stories. The athleticism of the performers shines through as they embody Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana and the rest of the Disney Princesses, inspiring children around the world to dream big. There’s something for everyone in a show that features 60 characters. The wintery world of Arendelle sets the stage for Olaf and Kristoff as they help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. Audiences will celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more pals from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the way, this new Disney On Ice production will excite and amaze fans of all ages.

Saturday, Jan 21–Sunday,Jan 22 Fantastic Food Fest at Indiana

State Fairgrounds. Fantastic Food Fest is a culinary festival unlike anything Indiana has ever seen. Over 10,000 people will be through the doors. This is not your ordinary cooking show, it's a full weekend of food, fun, and entertainment! Spread out over 75,000 square feet of indoor space, this unparalleled, cultural experience features the area's largest presentation of fine food, breweries, wineries, restaurants, event specialists and purveyors ever in Indiana all under one roof! Consumers will be able to sample and shop from a collection of hundreds of companies showcasing a variety of specialty foods and culinary gadgets. http://www.fantasticfoodfest.com/

Sunday, January 29, 7:30pm Dancing with the Stars – “We Came to Dance” Live Tour at Old

this winter with Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance, giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in Indianapolis. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance features the hottest cast in dance including Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater with more casting to be announced. Audiences will have the opportunity to experience the professional dancing, exquisite costumes and excitement they see in the ballroom every Monday night live in Indianapolis.

February 2 – March 26 Beef & Boards presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Composer Andrew Lloyd

Webber and lyricist Tim Rice take the famous Old Testament story of Joseph, Jacob’s favorite son, from the Bible to Broadway in their first staged collaboration. www.beefandboards.com

Beginning February 4 The Chocolate Slide at The

Children’s Museum. Get ready for a sweet new experience—the all-new Chocolate Slide! With the museum’s Sunburst Atrium transformed into a Willy Wonkainspired wonderland, you’ll zoom down a slide themed like a river of chocolate, and enjoy sweet treats and good eats in the Chocolate Café! www.childrensmuseum.org/

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