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Our three children started learning karate in kindergarten and it was one of the best decisions we took. Jerry Hansman’s Okinawan Karate has been a very positive experience in our family and over the last four years we have seen incredible growth in all our children in terms of leadership, discipline and motor skills. Jerry is a wonderful role model and provides a safe and fun environment for learning. All the teachers at the Dojo are friendly and encourage learning. Our eldest is now a black belt and our twins are steadily progressing towards the same. They learn various kata and sparring. 2

Weapons training is probably one of the most enjoyable parts for them and the children learn to manipulate six different types through the year. Having a wide choice of class times also allows flexibility for our busy family of five. The In-School tournaments are a great way to allow the children to gain confidence and experience and the awards they win are proudly displayed in their rooms. We hope our children continue this karate journey for many years to come. We would recommend this to anyone who is interested in teaching their children or themselves a valuable life skill.


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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 months before an event? Sadly, the children’s test results reflect on the teacher. Is that fair? I’m not so sure that it is. 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 if the teacher is doing the job. How did we get so turned around? Not all third graders reach the same developmental level at the same time,

or more importantly, specifically in March! There are so many variables that determine a young child’s development!! One test – in my humble opinion – cannot and should not be the final word! Personally, I do not think this is fair to either the student or the teacher. At j&R we are trying to help. Beginning in January, we will offer a special 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 may 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.

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Help Your Children to Build Positive Thoughts Creating a positive day requires positive, confident thoughts. As a parent, you have one of the most valuable tools in the world to share with your kids. Most parents don’t acknowledge the power they have in influencing the way their child perceives the world. You have a very special tool to teach your children that they are not a victim to life but, they can create the life they deserve. This means that you need to spend time cultivating this very important message that the way they view their life is dependent on their thoughts. In other words, if they organize their thoughts in a confident way they can affect the outcome of their day. When children feel inadequate, they oftentimes perceive themselves as inferior, and they don’t realize that if they create stronger thoughts, they can change how they interact with the world. You as their parent, can manifest how to do this by sharing with them how you create your world by cultivating your special thoughts. I know you may be thinking “I am not sure that I am utilizing this process to the best of my ability.” So now I’m going to encourage you as a parent to practice the methodology of strengthening your own empowering thoughts to create the life you deserve by practicing the method of learning how to turn your thoughts into more proactive ones. This means when you come upon a very tough situation, that you ask yourself how can I use my thinking to overcome this challenge. Let’s look at a specific situation. Perhaps you are facing a very busy day and you are questioning whether you can get everything done. Instead of telling yourself that you will never be able to achieve all the things that you want during this very hectic day, you say to yourself, “I am going to chunk this day down

and figure out how I can schedule the different activities in a way that works for me.” When you have these kinds of thoughts it produces three things. • You can look at the Carol Juergensen Sheets day and eliminate the activities that are not necessary. • You’re able to assess the day and decide who you might ask to help you with your time management that you will need to get your activities done. • You will have more confidence and assuredness in the way you handle these activities. The next step is to share how you did this with your child so that you role model the very behaviors that you would like for your child to adopt. Your child will also have to assess the day and figure out how he will get accomplish the many goals he has scheduled for the day e.g. soccer practice, studying, his gaming, and his social networking. You can help him work those things out by chunking them down. That might mean that you spend the evening before talking with him about what he can do differently for the next day or helping him to chunk the day in a way that helps him to organize it more efficiently or send him positive messages that he too, is capable of making the right decisions which instills a sense of confidence and assuredness in your child. Assisting your children in organizing their day and role modeling how you do this for yourself teaches your children that they have the ability to create the kind of day they desire and it all starts with a belief in themselves!

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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Signs of Autism in Younger Children Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may show differences in development when they are infants. This is often noted in their social and language skills. Many children with ASD can sit, crawl, and walk on time so the less obvious differences to look for may involve spontaneous gesturing, pretend play, and social language. Another difference to look for in addition to language and behavioral differences involves social interactions with peers.

Behavior Symptoms may include repetitive and obsessive behavior: • Lining up items • Resistance to change • Seems to be unaware of pain • Rocking, spinning, twirling fingers, flapping, or hopping • Walking in toes • Obsessed by unusual activities or objects • Sensitivity to smells, sounds, lights, etc.

The broad spectrum lends to many variations of symptoms so one child with ASD may look very different from another with the same diagnosis. The symptoms can vary greatly in severity from one child to the next.

Communication Differences: • Doesn’t respond to name • Few or no words by 16 months of age • May lose language or other milestones • Repeats what others are sayingecholalia

Some social symptoms may include deficits or an absence of: • Eye contact or makes very little eye contact • Responding to a parent's smile or other facial expressions • Looking at objects or events a parent is looking at or pointing to • Pointing to objects or events to get a parent to look at them • Bringing objects of personal interest to show to a parent • Appropriate facial expressions • Understanding of others thoughts and feelings based on their facial expressions • Concern or empathy for others • Interest in making friends

Early intervention is key, so if any of the symptoms are occurring a pediatrician or psychologist can guide in diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders and assist in linking with Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. ABA therapy is an empiricallybased therapeutic intervention recommended for children with ASD. By Kari Elbert, Clinical Director, BCBA

Find us across social @ABCforAutism Interested in learning more about what we can do for your child? Contact Jane Grimes, Enrollment Director, at 317-849-KIDS, Ext. 104.

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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 317 559-330 (Please call ahead to verify details) 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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Januar December 11 – April 30 Dance! at The Children’s Museum.

DANCE! is the first temporary exhibit to be featured in The Galleries for American Arts and Popular Culture. Visitors to this exhibit should be ready to move their feet to the beat and join the fun. This multigenerational exhibit looks at dance styles through the ages and around the world. Families who feel daring may want to put on their dancing shoes and take the stage to showcase their best dance moves.

December 30 – December 31 PAW Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure at Old National

Centre. X barks the spot in the new tour, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!” It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first!

Sunday, December 31, 10:00am Downtown Indy Inc’s New Year’s Eve on Georgia Street Georgia Street is the place to be this New Year’s Eve! Come for an exciting entertainment line-up, stimulating sights, plenty of food and drink and a unique midnight

Sunday, December 31, 8:00pm Countdown to Noon at The

Children’s Museum. Five, four, three, two...NOON! Tucker out the kids way before the last few minutes of 2017 -- at Countdown to Noon! Hear music from Grammy-nominated Zak Morgan before each countdown (noon and 1 pm). Receive festive favors


for the big moment, while supplies last. This allows you and your family to experience the excitement of a countdown at a reasonable hour! Happy New Year's Eve!

Sunday, December 31, 8:30pm Pat McAfee presents A Ridiculous New Year’s Eve at Old National Centre. Theatre show and midnight ball drop included!

Sunday, December 31 NYE Extravaganza presented by Taft at The Palladium at the Center

for the Performing Arts. Come join us as we ring in 2018 with a Palladium blowout featuring four distinct party zones! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts along with a cash bar, while grooving to the music of, Indy's own, the Bishops on the main stage, a Latin dance band in the Robert Adam Room, the jazz stylings of the Scott Routenberg Trio in the Founders Room, and DJ Futon John in the Shiel Sexton Songbook Lounge. Last year’s event sold out, so get your tickets now! New this year: Complimentary water and soft drinks for designated drivers!

December 28 – January 28 A Beef & Boards: Greater Tuna

This sidesplitting comedy takes place in Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas. Get ready to laugh as all 20 of its wacky residents are played by Eddie Curry & Jeff Stockberger! www. beefandboards.com

Saturday, January 13, 4:00pm Shopkins Live! Shop it Up! at

Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University. Shopkins Live! is finally here! The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Your beloved Shoppies


ry 201 make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances! Shopkins Live! immerses audiences in the world of Shopville using custom-designed theatrical costumes, creative onstage characters, state-of-art video and set design, and original pop songs and music! Grab your besties and check out Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Check ya later!

Wednesday, January 17 – Sunday, January 21 Disney on Ice - Dare to Dream

at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., brings courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this actionpacked extravaganza when beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella.

Friday, January 19 – Sunday, January 28 Indianapolis Home Show at Indiana

State Fairgrounds. The Indianapolis Home Show is the nation's oldest and the Midwest's largest homefocused extravaganza with more than 900 exhibits. Now in its 95th year, the Indianapolis Home Show offers thousands of products, decorating, construction and remodeling ideas for visitors to gather and compare.

Indy 2017 bash. Sample food from the editors’ favorite restaurants, sip cocktails from our best bars, browse offerings from the hottest boutiques, and more!

February 1 – April 8 A Beef & Boards: Mama Mia! The enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. ABBA’s greatest hits tell the hilarious story of a bride’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. www.beefandboards.com

February 17 – March 17 A Beef & Boards: Cinderella

The Prince Street Players Version of CINDERELLA is a magical retelling of this beloved story and a tuneful, fast-paced show, specifically created for young audiences. A godmother, of the fairy tale variety, and her two helpers set out to help Ella, who, after being orphaned, was left in the care of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Forced to use the kitchen as a bedroom, Ella can often be found daydreaming among the cinders from the fireplace, inspiring her stepfamily to rename her "Cinderella." Wand in hand, Godmother sets about to change the girl's life. With a dash of belief, a sprinkle of magic and a pinch of true love, Cinderella finds her Prince and has her life changed for good. www. beefandboards.com

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Thursday, January 25, 5:30pm Indianapolis Monthly Best of Indy Party at Montage at Allison

Point. Experience the very best of the city at Indianapolis Monthly’s Best of

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