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Caring Smiles 4 u Dental Care for the Whole Family

CaringSmiles 4u is devoted to

comprehensive and preventive dental care for children, teens, and adults in a caring, fun and gentle manner in our lovely fun-filled, beach theme atmosphere for our children patients and a calming, elegant décor for our adult patients. At CaringSmiles 4u, Dr. Taylor and her staff are concerned about your total health care. We seek to instill good oral hygiene in our patients as well as to teach you that the dentist is your friend and is not just there for when you hurt. Establishing CaringSmiles 4u as your “Dental Home,” provides us the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that keep you and your family free from dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry. This will enable you and your child to maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Our goal is to help all our patients feel good about visiting the dentist and to teach you how to care for your teeth. Our main


concern here at CaringSmiles 4u is what is best for you and your family and to build trust and confidence that will last a lifetime. Along with establishing a good oral hygiene routine, Dr. Taylor also understands the importance of a healthy smile in developing self-esteem. This is especially true in childhood and teenage years when children begin socialization and interacting with other children. “Your smile is one of the first things that is seen when you meet someone, and it is important to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile,” notes Dr. Taylor. At CaringSmiles 4u Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Taylor and her well-equipped staff see children as young as one year old. Also, we offer Sedation Dentistry for our friends who require a little more TLC. Establishing a rapport with the parent and child is important to Dr. Taylor and is the key to successful treatment. Our patients are our most important asset and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships. We welcome new patients and look forward to seeing you at CaringSmiles 4u.


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Values That Make A Difference Parents often come into the office and they ask what they can do to contribute to their child’s good mental health. When we dissect the question and make it more specific what they really are asking is “how can I help my child develop emotionally into a welladjusted, happy child?” I unequivocally tell them that they need to help their child to develop empathy. Empathy is that ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand how they see the world. It is a skill that typically is not inherent but needs to be taught through role modeling and gentle inquiry. When children are small they usually learn empathy when their parents check in with them and ask them questions that encourage them to put themselves in another person’s shoes. Examples of these type of questions might include “How did your friend Tommy feel when he flunked the quiz?” Or, “Tell me why Sally was so upset that she did not get invited to the birthday party.” Parents are instrumental in helping children look at other children’s feelings by identifying questions that clarify how the other person may feel. Parents can also teach their children empathy by sharing their own feelings and thoughts. I know that I may sound like a broken letter in the columns that I write, but you as your child’s parent, happen to be the single most influential catalyst for a teachable moment. The key is to do it in a way that demonstrates an approach that may work and not a command that is autocratic in nature. When children divulge that they have a friend who is involved in certain situations, it may be necessary for the parents to share what they are thinking in a nonjudgmental and neutral way. Mom or Dad can then share how they feel about the situation and role model their thoughts and concerns.

And again, inquiring what their children feels, believes and thinks about his situation will help the child to identify how they formulated the situation and what they intend to do about it! Empathy fuels connection. Children Carol Juergensen Sheets who show empathy are much more likely to have better friends who also gravitate towards wanting to understand their friend’s perspectives. Empathy is about being able to understand the inner workings of the other person. It is a wonderful tool to teach children kindness and leadership. Presently we seem to live in a society that is very divisive. “It’s us versus them.” When we view the world in such an alienating or estranged way, it negates the importance of how somebody else feels. Finding examples that helps your child see the opposite of what he or she may be seeing on the news, in politics, or on television shows depicts one way to view a situation. You, as the parent, can encourage your child to see several points of view. Remember movies and television our wonderful tools to begin to dialogue with your child what they are thinking, feeling, and believing that they are witnessing. When you share your feelings with your child you’re giving your child a different point of view. Parents want to teach good social skills that encourage seeing situations from a variety of ways. You own the power to make a difference in how your child relates to the world! You are teaching your child to be a kind, compassionate, and an understanding person who can see things from another’s point of view!

Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW PCC is a psychotherapist and personal life coach. She does motivational speaking and empowerment trainings locally and nationally. To find out more about her services--contact her at www.carolthecoach.com or call her at 317-218-3479. Please say “I found it in the IndyKids’Directory!” Thanks!




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Monday Thru Sunday Multiple Days Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Kid Eats Free with a 9.00 purchase 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 Tuesday 4 to close 776-2800 Barley Island Brewing Co. 630 Conner St. Noblesville 770-5280 Wednesday/Thursday evenings 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 6 and younger eat free everyday. 770-6988 Chef Mikes Charcoal Grill 102 Woodland Dr Indy Kids 5 and Younger eat for 99 cents All Indianapolis area MCL Cafeteria Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all day 2 kids meals free with adult entre Fresh to Order Saturday and Monday all day Hamilton Town Ct Noblesville and Castleton Indianapolis Free Kids Meal with Adult entre. Monday Chick Fil-A 3360 W. 86th St. The Pyramids, Indy 871-5330 Mexico City Grill Emerson Ave Indy . Free kids meal with adult meal. 884-4901 Roscoe’s Taco’s Greenwood Kids meal free with Minimum $6 adult meal. Castlers Kitchen and Bar 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr. 596-9810 Fishers 5-9 Culvers Kids Night Fishers 96th St Every Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm and Indy 71st and Georgetown – Every Monday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Tuesday 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 Face Painting Balloons and Clowns 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 317 257-6211 Entertainment by Sunny From Clowns etc. 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 Aspen Creek Grill 13489 Tegler Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060 Every Tuesday 4-8 Kids Meals 1.99 Balloons and Face Painting 14


Tuesday Con't. 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 5-9 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 Thursday 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 Face Painting Balloons and Clowns 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. Saturday Indianapolis Indianas Victory Field Kids Eat Free with at least an $8 purchase. Sunday 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 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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& Access Behavioral Solutions Clinic www.accessbehavioralsolutions.com Info@accessbehavioralsolutions.com 317.802.7447

Access Behavioral Solutions is making ABA services available by bringing the therapy to you- in your home, in your community, or in the clinic.

Applied Behavior Center for Autism Pgs12, 13, & 24

7901 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256 The Applied Behavior Center for Autism is Indiana's longest running ABA provider. With over 20 years of service, ABC is building brighter futures every day. Each of our center offers unique attributes that allows us to provide high quality treatment to children and teens with autism spectrum disorder. With locations in Greenwood, Carmel, Castleton, Terre Haute, Richmond, and West Indianapolis we offer ABA therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, diagnostic testing, special needs swim lessons, and so much more! We are now enrolling for part-time and full-time schedules. Find us on social @ABCforAutism to learn more.

www.AppliedBehaviorCenter.org info@ AppliedBehaviorCenter.org 317-849-5437

Proud Sponsors of Resources for Special Needs Natural Valley Ranch Pg 22 www.NaturalValleyRanch.com www.NaturalValleyTherapeuticRiding.org Marie@NaturalValleyRanch.com 317-509-3577 Birthday Parties, Trail Rides, Lessons, Petting Zoo Hayride/Bonfire, Therapeutic Riding

Phoenix Karate www.phoenixrisingkarate.com 317-228-1872

Martial arts are great for children! A psychological study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibility, a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks, and a higher sense of self-esteem.

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf Pg 2 www.sjid.org 317.471.8560 Leaders in Listening and Spoken Language.

Supervision Infrared Sauna SupervisionWeightLoss.com 317-849-8446 For treatment of autism.

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November 23 – December 30 Christmas at the Zoo at the Indianapolis

Zoo. Santa’s Study: Free visits with Santa through Dec. 23 with photo packages available for purchase. Please be in line by 9pm to visit Santa. Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen: Free visits with Mrs. Claus through Dec. 23 and cookie-decorating available for purchase. Santa’s Barn: See Santa’s sleigh and a few of his reindeer. The Snowflakery: Wind through the mirror maze that is full of wintery twists and turns! Mistletoe Kisses Gazebo: A picturesque place to find one of 10 hidden mistletoe. Look for more mistletoe hidden throughout the Zoo and submit your answers in the main gift shop to try to win an Animal Art Adventure. Penguin Encounter: Get up close to these winter-ready birds from 6-8pm (animal and weather dependent).

December 1st and 8th, 10:00am – 12:00pm Breakfast with Santa at the Indianapolis

Zoo. Be lively and quick to sign up for this wildly popular members-only event! Join us for a fun-filled morning of holiday merriment and cheer, complete with a full breakfast, a live and interactive holiday music performance, holidaythemed activities and one-on-one with the jolly old elf himself. Take advantage of great photo opportunities as kids chat with Santa in his red velvet chair in the beautiful and tropical Hilbert Conservatory.This fun, family breakfast will sell out quickly! Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Membership office at 317-630-2046 from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday.

December 1, 2, 15, 16, 22, 23 Breakfast with Santa at Conner Prairie. Sit

in awe and wonder as Santa recites his beloved rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Join Santa in song, and after filling your bellies with a scrumptious breakfast, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. After your meal, get creative and decorate your own Christmas cookie! Price $21.95/adult ($18.95/ adult member) $12.95/youth ages 2-12 $9.95/ youth member)

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 5:30pm – 9:30pm Conner Prairie by Candlelight Meet a variety of characters in their homes and learn how new settlers to Indiana's frontier carried on their family traditions. Meet the Ullmans who are celebrating Hanukkah. Discover who Belznichol is at the Golden Eagle Inn, and then call on the Curtis family to hear about Santa Claus and who he might visit that night. A visitor to Prairietown will surprise the schoolmaster and add her own story about the holiday. Join Dr. Campbell at his home for dancing and singing as he and his family ring in the holidays, or head over to the rowdies and listen to a story or two around the bonfire.

December 1 – December 31 Elf the Musical at Beef and Boards. A young

orphan, Buddy, is raised as an elf after he crawls


into Santa’s bag of gifts and is taken to the North Pole. Unaware that he is a human, Buddy grows much larger than the other elves. Between his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities, Buddy is forced to face the truth and embarks on a journey to find his true identity. Discount of $6 off per ticket available to children ages 3-15. Children under age 3 cannot be admitted to this show. Not all shows may be suitable for all ages.

December 1 – 21 (selected dates) A Christmas Carol at Beef and Boards.

From the pages of Dickens comes this delightful musical adaptation of the Yuletide classic with traditional carols. Experience the transformation of the crotchety Scrooge into someone who understands the true meaning of kindness and love, accomplished with the help of three spirits from the past, present and future. This one-hour show is performed without intermission and makes a perfect holiday lunch party for your club or office.

December 1, 7, 8. 14, 15, 21, 22 Dinner with Santa at Conner Prairie. Sit in

awe and wonder as Santa recites his beloved rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Join Santa in song, and after filling your bellies with a delectable dinner, sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. After your meal, get creative and decorate your own Christmas cookie!

December 1st and 8th 2:00pm – 3:30pm Jolly Days Extravaganza at the Children’s

Museum of Indianapolis Discover the joy of winter during this brand-new Jolly Days event! Learn the secret ingredients in Patty Cakes' special cookie recipe and decorate your own holiday treats. Help write some new jokes for Zazzlez Design your own elf costume just like Gucci, the North Pole's resident fashionista. Learn Andy the Zookeeper's tricks of caring for wildlife at the North Pole Make a winter snack for the animals found in your own backyard So much more!

Saturday December 1, 10:00am

Family Christmas at the President’s Home at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Have a presidential holiday with the Harrisons. Bring your family for a festive Christmas tour of the Harrison family home. The year is 1888 and President Harrison, his Ohio family, and the household staff will be home for the holidays. Excited for Christmas Day, they will be wrapping presents, chatting about the upcoming move to Washington, whether there will be a Christmas tree in the White House, and personally offering their good wishes to you and yours for the holidays. Tuesday December 4, 2018 6:00pm Peppa Pig Live at Old National Centre. Enjoy

fun, games, and of course, surprises in this charming, colorful new show with new songs and new life size puppets. Tickets: $39 and up.



December 1, 2018 - January 5, 2019 Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of

Trees at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. The exhibit features dozens of new themes, from holiday staples such as the Sugarplum Fairy and Santa's sleigh to unique concepts such as popping champagne and the fictional Indiana town in Stranger Things. While the mood is festive, there's a friendly competition for fan favorite, with past winners such as the Indianapolis Zoo and Plow Digital keeping this year's idea top secret. As visitors tour the winter wonderland, they also can take part in scavenger hunts for The Elf on the Shelf or the Weihnachtzgurke, 10 pickle ornaments hidden in trees throughout the building. When legs get weary, guests are invited to take a break in the Cole Porter Room, where a singer leads guests through holiday-themed songs, as well as popular Porter standards. Special programs include the return of Twilight Tuesdays, with live music performed by local talent. Families are invited to mingle with their favorite Nutcracker characters at the Sugarplum Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 2, and channel Ralphie at A Christmas Story Day on Saturday, Dec. 22. In addition, IHS is offering free admission for the annual Holiday Author Fair, featuring more than 70 authors, on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Saturday, December 8, 10:00am Christmas at Garfield at Garfield Park

Conservatory and Gardens. Visit the Conservatory to meet Santa and see Conservatory Crossing, the holiday train and poinsettia show. You can also visit the Arts Center to make toys with Santa's elves and head to the Burrello Family Center where Mrs. Claus will have some tasty treats. All activities are free. Bring your own camera to take photos with Santa.

Saturday, December 8, 1:00pm Children’s Christmas Tea at the Indianapolis Propylaeum. Christmas is almost around the corner! The Indianapolis Propylaeum is excited to offer the 2018 Children's Christmas Tea. Have fun as you get pictures with Santa, listen to a Christmas story, complete a holiday scavenger hunt, and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea! There will even be special surprise holiday guests! The tea menu includes bite-sized tea sandwiches, scones & biscuits with jam, desserts, and more. The children's tea menu is adjusted to feature kid-friendly and themed food. Enjoy tea served in unique teacups with saucers and poured from authentic silver kettles all in the beautiful setting of a holidaydecorated 1890s Victorian mansion.

December 8 and 9, 2018 Christmas on the Farm at Traders Point

Creamery 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, IN 46077. Visit Santa in the Big Red Barn and give him your Christmas list! Sing along with Live Holiday

Music and create old-fashioned Christmas Crafts and Cookie Decorating in the barn. Take in the beauty of the farm on a SleighHayride. Treat yourself to our organic Eggnog, Hot Chocolate, traditional Cookies, and other festive old-fashioned dishes. For the young and young at heart, Christmas on the Farm is the perfect way to enjoy a holiday extravaganza for the whole family! Food & drinks available for additional charge.

Sunday, December 9, 1:00pm Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – The Musical at Cowes Memorial Hall of butler

University. The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola, Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.

December 29 and 30th, 2:00pm PAW Patrol Live – Race to the Rescue at

Old National Centere. https://www.pawpatrollive.com/

December 31, 2018 Countdown to Noon Five, four, three, two...

NOON! Tucker out the kid’s way before the last few minutes of 2018—at Countdown to Noon! Join in a grand countdown at noon OR one o’clock! Both countdowns will have a confetti grand finale. Hear music from Grammy-nominated Zak Morgan before each countdown (noon and 1 p.m.) Ring in the new year with style with a festive favor (while supplies last). Learn how to say, "Happy New Year!" to friends from all over the world. Create a paper time capsule to remember your 2018. See our rendition of The Snow Queen in Lilly Theater! This allows you and your family to experience the excitement of a countdown at a reasonable hour! Happy New Year's Eve! https://www.childrensmuseum.org/visit/calendar/ view/120/2018-12-31 .If

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