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Have You Ever Caught A Leprechaun? With March, comes that sneaky little leprechaun who loves playing tricks. Lucky for us, building leprechaun traps can be a great way to target language!

First, you can brainstorm with your child what materials you will need to build a trap. Anything around the house will work: straws, toilet paper rolls, Popsicle sticks, napkins, yarn or even cups. By using tape or glue, you can work together to engineer a creative trap that is sure to capture that tricky leprechaun. While you are

constructing your trap, describe what you think the leprechaun is like (sneaky, little, tiny, quick) and what he will need to do to get through your trap (climb, crawl, roll, slide). Make predictions about what you think is going to happen. Having your child follow directions containing prepositions (put the plate on top of the cup) while building the trap together works on both listening and language! Don’t forget to use sequencing words like first, then, next, and last. If you have multiple children, they can work together as a team to make a creative trap while working on social language skills through negotiation and compromise. As a bonus, this engineering task targets motor skills! When you are all done, have your child retell how they built the trap to other friends and family. Spending time with your child while fostering their creativity and language is better than any pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

Kelsey Davis, M.A. CCC-SLP Speech Language Pathologist St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf

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Three Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe

pril is National Child Abuse Prevention month and it’s just around the corner. Chaucie’s Place has worked to protect A children for almost two decades. After recent legislation passed,

an enormous opportunity presented itself to reach children and teens across the state with our programs. Our mission to end youth abuse and suicide has not changed, but our name has. Chaucie’s Place is now the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (ICPYAS). ICPYAS aims to give families, schools and churches the tools to keep kids safe from abuse and suicide. You can be a part of the solution to end abuse. Here are three things you can do to help keep your kids safe: 1. Take a class. ICPYAS offers classes for adults who want to learn about how to protect children from abuse. Our Stewards of Children class teaches adults how to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. Visit to see our upcoming classes. 2. Teach your child about secrets. Abusers often tell children that abuse should be kept secret. ICPYAS teaches kids that secrets can always be told to a trusted adult. Teach your children that they can be open and honest with you to combat this common predator technique. 3. Ask your child’s school about their body safety program. Indiana schools are now required to teach staff about preventing child abuse and neglect, and to educate their students about staying safe. Many Indiana schools use ICPYAS’s trained staff to educate students and teachers. Ask your child’s school about what program they use and if they have any parent materials for you to learn about their program. Don’t be afraid to ask your child what they learned and if they have any questions. ICPYAS is passionate about creating a safe community for all children to learn, grow, and play. ICPYAS provides prevention education to over 90,000 Indiana students each school year. We also offer volunteer opportunities for families each year at our Carmel office. To find out more about ICPYAS and our life-saving educational programs, visit Anna and Catherine are presenters. Anna is educating high school students with our Teen Lures program. Catherine is educating a class of adults in the Stewards of Children program.

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Monday Thru Sunday Multiple Days Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Kids 12 and under Eat Free Saturday and Sunday for dine-in customers with every $9 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.


Tuesday Con't. Joe’s Shelby St. Diner Indy 783-9590 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 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

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March March 2, 2019 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Indiana Pacers Stem Fest 2019 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The 2nd Annual Indiana Pacers STEM Fest is a family event designed to spark the curiosity of students statewide! Bring your family and discover STEM through handson activities with local Indiana companies, universities and nonprofit organizations. Get a glimpse into how the Indiana Pacers and other local teams use STEM in SPORTS! March 16 – 17, 2019 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Brickworld Indy 2019 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds . This two-day event will be in the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Mar. 16-17: Sat 10 AM to 6 PM, Sun 10 AM to 5 PM. Come visit LEGO creations made by local LEGO enthusiasts. $12 (under 4 free). Info: 317-5725346. Presidential Humor January 25 – October 31 Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site 1230 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 Venue Phone: 317-631-1888 Event Phone: 317-631-1888 Presidential Humor showcases the humorous side of the presidency and those seeking the office, with a focus on parody, caricature, anecdote and witticisms. The exhibit will include the quirkier items that have been created through the years, including political campaign items, paraphernalia, toys, pet related items, and clothing to demonstrate how humor has been used effectively by candidates and 16

political foes alike. "Presidential Humor is about recognizing how humor is used as a tool in democracies to make statements about leaders and how something as serious as politics can cause people to laugh out loud," said Curatorial Fellow Emily Hanawalt. March 16, 2019 6:30 pm SuperCross at Lucas Oil Stadium tickets start at $10.00. March 16, 2019 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Super Cross FanFest The outdoor Supercross FanFest is from 12:00pm until 6:00pm for fans to see the riders, teams and their bikes up close. Fans need to purchase a Supercross FanFest Pass for $10 through or the Box Office along with their event ticket for entry. No entry is allowed into the FanFest without an event ticket plus $10 Pit Pass. Autographs are not guaranteed. February 7 – March 31 Grease at Beef and Boards Welcome back to 1959 and Rydell High where “greaser” Danny and new girl Sandy try to relive the romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through songs like “Greased Lightnin” and “We Go Together” in this rollicking musical!Rated PG-13 Discount of $6 off per ticket available to children ages 3-15. Children under age 3 cannot be admitted to this show. March 9, 2019 Indian Vex Robotics State ChampionshipTechPoint Foundation For Youth will host the 2nd

2019 annual Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 9, 2019. The competition will be the largest State Championship in the country, gathering 360 teams from elementary, middle and high schools across the state. Lucas Oil Stadium has hosted the likes of the Colts, IHSAA Football and Soccer State Finals, ISSMA Marching Band Finals, and SuperBowl XLVI. In 2019 the state-of-the-art facility will showcase Indiana’s top robotics teams for the "Super Bowl of STEM"! Friday March 29, 2019 6:00 pm Fairy Tale Mystery Puzzle Room at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Work together with your family to solve a fairy tale puzzle in an evening of magic and mystery. Can you figure out the culprit of the crime in which all your favorite fairy tale characters are suddenly suspects? • Bring your brainpower to analyze alibis • Comb through clues • Use your detective skills to solve the puzzle Create family memories by joining us for this family program. Programs may be canceled due to low registration. All program participants must register. Fees do not include nonmember museum admission. Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:00 am 2019 Great North Run and Fitness Fair at North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN. Whether a seasoned runner or novice walker, there is an event for you! The 10K, 5K and Fun

Run are all open to runners and walkers*. After participants cross the finish line, the high school comes to life with dozens of area vendors and activities ready for interaction. We hope to see you on the starting line this March! For Registration go to https:// information.php?event_id=131067 Saturday March 9, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 am Build your own Fairy Garden at the Children’s Museum Indianapolis It’s time to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring by building your very own Fairy Garden. • Channel the artistic creativity of a chef to build a sweet, edible garden • Become an architect and design a Fairy Garden complete with plants and houses that fairies love! Create a family memory by participating in this exclusive family program activity. Programs may be canceled due to low registration. All program participants must register. Fees do not include nonmember museum admission 2/1/19 – 4/1/19 Registration is open for IndyHumane Summer Camps. Summer camps for students ages 8-15 years. Registration opens February 1, 2019

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& Access Behavioral Solutions Clinic 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. info@ 317-849-5437

Proud Sponsors of Resources for Special Needs Natural Valley Ranch Pg 22 317-509-3577 Birthday Parties, Trail Rides, Lessons, Petting Zoo Hayride/Bonfire, Therapeutic Riding

Phoenix Karate 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 3 317.471.8560 Leaders in Listening and Spoken Language.

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

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You Can Always Turn a Negative into a Positive Are you ready to develop better parenting skills, which in turn, will create a sense of better mastery for 2019? If you know that you are not happy with your childrearing, then you need to shift your energy to create the parenting skills you need to become a more effective parent. This requires looking at your situation differently. When something negative is occurring, is there a way to glean something positive from it? This will definitely require a shift in how you think. If your kids are challenging you, they’re being disrespectful, they’re telling you no; you can practice good emotional maturity and not react to their negativity. Instead you can give them a consequence for their disrespect and choose to notice their effort, not their outcome. You can ask yourself, “what can I do to make this a win?” Maybe you tell yourself, I reacted with more confidence and didn’t let them see me sweat. You may have disengaged and said to yourself, I will no longer stay in the room when they are disrespecting me. Practicing shifting your thoughts helps you to detach and not be as affected by misbehavior. It also gives you a better sense of mental health. This stuff is hard, but once you start doing it, it becomes a normal practice. So, if something bad happens, let’s say your child gets detention for not turning in homework, you can say to yourself, “I’m the poster child for believing that eventually my child will learn from this consequence and will make better choices in the future.” Or you can say, “I am thankful that the school is helping me create the village that my child needs to function in today’s society.” When you do that, you feel better.

I’m not asking you to be Super Parent, but I am saying that you have the power to determine what you will tolerate from your children. When you do, then you get to say, “I am no longer going to give them the power to make me feel like Carol Juergensen Sheets I am a bad parent because of their misbehavior.” I can choose to give them consequences and watch them decide if they are going to learn from them. Then you keep the faith that eventually they will get it and you breathe a sigh of relief. We have 60,000 thoughts a day and most of them are negative. You may walk around thinking thoughts like “I’m so tired, or we’ve got a blizzard coming tomorrow, or my kids are so disrespectful, or my spouse treats me poorly, or I hate my job.” For every negative thought you have you can experience a turnaround to empower you. Change statements like “I didn’t do this right” to “I could have done this better.” Or “I wish I would have had more time to organize my closet” to “I will spend more time on the important things in life.” Or, “I’m always thinking about me” to “It is good to meet my needs first so that I can meet the needs of others.” You get the gist. Can you turn that around and at least settle into what you need to do to have a better life? When you work at things, when you look at life with a positive spin, when you make the effort, it all works to your advantage, and that’s what good mental health entails. It’s about feeling good about your life.

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 or call her at 317-218-3479. Please say “I found it in the IndyKids’Directory!” Thanks!



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