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As kids go back to school, it is important to educate them on bully prevention. 1 in 4 children report having been bullied at least once during the school year. Here are 3 ways you can help your child deal with bullies. Self-confidence and a clear list of options is a great way to arm your child against bullies. At Phoenix Rising Karate, we teach students to identify bullying behavior and positive ways they can deal with them. For a complete list visit our website at

3 Ways to Help Kids Deal With Bullies 1. Watch for possible signs of bullying, including not wanting to go to school or ride the bus; “losing” clothes or other items; torn clothing; and a lack of friends. Another red flag is a child who comes home angry. 2. Forget the myths about bullies being aggressive because they’re insecure. Many are popular and use their social power to pick on weaker children. One motivating factor with bullies choosin g their target is that their victim is somehow viewed as different from them. 3. Don’t ignore bullies. That often leads to an increase in violence. Bullies are motivated by a need for power, a need to control and an inability to direct their aggressive feelings in more acceptable ways. Many children don’t have a clear response to bullying behavior. Let them know they can respond in a positive way by walking away, using their words to say they don’t like that behavior, and they can turn to friends and adults who can help.

Benefits of Karate for Your Child Karate is great for sports! Karate develops skills that improve performance at other physical activities: skills like BALANCE, COORDINATION, FLEXIBILITY, REFLEXES, and SPEED! Coaches from other sports love players with a martial arts background. Karate is great for school! Karate teaches DISCIPLINE, TEAMWORK, SELF-CONTROL, and RESPECT for yourself and for others. Students at Phoenix Rising Karate train in a positive, SAFE, and encouraging environment, giving them the personal skills to interact with others in healthy, respectful ways. Karate is great for home! At our dojo, students and teachers are mutually respectful and cooperative, helping children to communicate with CONFIDENCE and RESPECT. We emphasize healthy choices and encourage a balance between work and play. We take pride in reinforcing the values of your home.

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Good Grief! School Has Started!

Although I understand the rationale for shorter summers, and more frequent and often longer vacations during the “school year,” I was not ready for the beginning of school this time!

Can you relate? At j&R Tutoring we have a summer schedule and a school year schedule. We have just moved to the school year schedule, and the past two weeks have been somewhat chaotic! Not all the schools begin at the same time or even the same week. Then there are those special back-to-school events that conflict with someone’s “new” time! This change can be troublesome for some students. Adults have the advantage of years of experience, but the younger elementary student may be experiencing this sudden change for only the first or second time. Until the new schedule becomes the comfortable normal, parents can do

their children a huge favor by making their home time as regular and stressfree as possible. I realize that some adults are just not built to follow a schedule or even a pattern of behaviors. If you are one of those, do not be surprised if your elementary student can’t find his backpack, forgets his homework or loses his notebook. In families where there are children of varying ages, varying bus schedules, varying sport practices, etc. (oh, yeah & after-school tutoring) establishing a schedule can be a Herculean effort! But if you want your child to feel confident and ready to take on each day, parents must create an atmosphere of calm and readiness as well as a willingness to do whatever is needed to achieve that. Oh, and if they are having trouble at school – give j&R a call!!

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Two Common Misconceptions About ABA Therapy by Angelica N. Gray, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director

Many parents have misconceptions about what Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is and how it is used to treat Autism. The most common misconception is “my child doesn’t have behavior problems, so we don’t need ABA.” Parents are often surprised to learn that ABA is not solely for treating problem behavior. ABA Therapy can be used to teach communication, social, and daily living behaviors.

A second misconception about ABA is “My child is 14 and too old for ABA.” Individuals with Autism have needs that change as they get older. As children get older, parents may want help to teach their child to learn how to form friendships, work within a group, or to learn interviewing and vocational skills. The techniques and procedures used in ABA can help to teach a variety of behaviors to children of all ages.

ABA teaches children how to communicate their wants and needs, to label items in their environment, hold conversations, understand sarcasm and jargon, play appropriately with toys, learn the rules of and play board games, put on clothes, brush their teeth – and so much more! Additionally, ABA Therapy can help children who have a fear of dentists, don’t like the buzz of the clippers when getting a haircut, or have difficulty shopping in stores such as Wal-Mart or Meijer.

If you have questions about how we can serve your child’s unique needs, contact us at 317-388-8131.


Choices Are Empowering What do you tell your child if you want them to begin therapy? It is likely that you have watched them go through some tough experiences and you want to make sure they have some extra resources to help them through it. First and foremost, you must demonstrate honesty with your child. That may look like "I have been worried about how this divorce has affected you and wanted to work with a professional to get some help and she asked me to bring you to talk about the issue." Or it may sound like "I have been worried about your grades and you don't seem motivated to do better.... I know part of the problem is the way that I handle things, so I called a counselor and he asked me to bring you." You always own the problem as it is what we call a "family systems" issue. it is imperative to be honest because ultimately you are asking your child to be honest with you. Don't be surprised if you meet with resistance because your child is already feeling different and probably does not want to be identified as what we call "the identified patient."

Always give your child choices because this affords them some autonomy but also allows you to guide them in a direction that is helpful. Sometimes I have encouraged parents to tell their child that he will only have to meet with the therapist 5 times. This lets the child feel like he has some choice in the matter but also leaves the responsibility to the therapist to assess the child and decide how to relate with him and make him feel comfortable. Or I might tell the parents to explain to the child that during the initial evaluation all family members will be present but after the first session the child can

determine whether to see the therapist alone or with his parents. Again, it becomes the therapist who will ask the child if she can occasionally involve the parents. I find that kids are much more amenable to do what the therapist asks as opposed to the parents. This week I had a 15-year-old adolescent in my office Carol Juergensen Sheets whose parents had tricked him to get him into my office. They had told him that they were going out for lunch and had to make a quick stop before they had lunch. That quick stop was me. You can imagine his dismay when they stopped in the parking lot and informed him that they were coming in to talk to me about his depression. As I walked them into the office I could feel the tension and sat down with them and assured him that I was sorry that his parents had not been honest with him and reminded him that they had his best interest at heart. His parents sheepishly admitted that if they had asked him to meet with me, he would have resisted. I quickly decided to give the teen back some power and after I got a brief history, I walked the parents out. Initially he said there was no way he would meet with me, but then he described his severe depression and I decided to give him a choice. I assured him I could arrange for him to meet another therapist who was a younger male. Although he thought about it, he decided to stick with me. Never underestimate the value of choice!

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.

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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 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.

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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 23 317-509-3577 Birthday Parties, Trail Rides, Lessons, Petting Zoo Hayride/Bonfire, Therapeutic Riding

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf Pg 6 317.471.8560 Leaders in Listening and Spoken Language.

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

TIIBA Pg 10 317.388.8131

The Indiana Institute for Behavior Analysis is a faith based organization. Founded in 2011, our employees are dedicated professionals and we provide the highest quality of ABA Therapy services.

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September August 30 – October 7 A Beef & Boards: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers A rollicking adventure that shows it takes a bride to turn seven unshaven, unkempt brothers into manly gentlemen... and to turn desire into romance. Saturday, September 1 Indy LaborFest at Georgia Street downtown. This free-admission street festival features live music (Down Stroke Band, Password Reset, Meek Sisters), food, beverages and a kid's zone. Last year, more than 20,000 people attended this premier Labor Day weekend event. Visit with working men and women from around central Indiana and learn more about career opportunities that may interest you. Enjoy the live music, take a turn on the big slide, blow some bubbles and maybe enjoy a beer. After all, it is your Labor Day Weekend! Blocks of family-friendly fun include bounce houses, a big slide, games, and a zip line. Friday, September 7 Colts Kickoff Concert at Georgia Street downtown. The Indianapolis Colts will host their sixth annual Colts Kickoff Concert, presented by Verizon and sponsored in part by Bud Light, on the East Block of Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis. This year's concert will feature Chase Rice with special guests Clayton Anderson and Ben Gallaher. September 8 - September 15 PETER MAX EXHIBITION at CV Art & Frame in Zionsville. A newlycurated collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. RSVPs are required.


Saturday, September 8, 9:00am Penrod Arts Fair at Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Indiana's nicest day, Penrod Arts Fair, is held on the beautiful grounds of Newfields. Organized and presented by the Penrod Society, the event includes more than 300 artists, 6 stages of entertainment, more than 50 artsrelated non-profit organizations, an extensive children's area, and the Indiana Craft Beer Garden.This is a family-friendly event where you can do a little dance, make a little art and have fun. Friday, September 14, 7:00pm Monument Circle Oktoberfest at The Columbia Club. The north half of Monument Circle will go German to usher in the fall season! Presented by the Columbia Club, the event features both German and American fare. Menu items will include sauerkraut balls, bratwurst with sauerkraut, grilled hot dogs, ginormous soft pretzels, kielbasa with cabbage, cheeseburgers, potato pancakes, elephant ears, and more. September 22 - September 23 Carmel International Arts Festival at Carmel Arts & Design District. Admission is free as always and last year saw a recordbreaking crowd over two days of 30,000. Both days include wonderful entertainment. Along with the tempting food vendors, festival-goers can sample the Arts and Design District’s outstanding restaurants and visit all the local shops. Saturday, September 29, 11:00am Indy Donut Festival at Broad Ripple Park. Come hungry to sample donuts and coffee from Indybased donut shops and bakeries. After you've sampled some of Indy's best donuts, you can vote on your favorite. This is a familyfriendly event with live music,

2018 fun activities & great food! All proceeds of this event will benefit pediatric cancer research and awareness of Indianapolis-based patient programs & services provided to those affected by cancer. You can help create a world where cancer will no longer threaten our loved ones or rob anyone of another day. Monday, October 8 Fall Break Day Camp at the Children’s Museum Join us for the inaugural launch of Fall Break Day Camp at The Children's Museum. This one-day camp will take your child on a mission of galactic proportions. Discover the importance of robotics in space travel and then construct a robot based on your own design. Learn about the challenges of life in outer space and prepare for a mock mission to Mars. Work as a team to create a mission patch as

you explore Indiana's connection to space travel. Pack a sack lunch and we'll take care of the rest. Spend a day of your fall break with us - we guarantee it will be out-of-this-world! October 20 – November 17 Beef & Boards presents “Rapunzel” From the Emmywinning team behind the mega-hit television series, "Friends," comes RAPUNZEL. A familiar tale with a fantastic new spin, it has all of the charm that you'd expect from the minds that have been making the world laugh non-stop for more than two decades.

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