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Teaching Children to Be Grateful Givers

It is the time of year when many of us plan big family meals, decorate our homes and start holiday shopping. At the same time, we have all heard the phrase “it’s better to give than to receive.” So amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, how do we teach our children to go beyond consumerism to focus o…

Indiana Needs to Improve Well-Being for Children of Color and Kids in Immigrant Families

Read the full 2017 Race for Results reportA new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Indiana must work harder to improve outcomes for African-American and Hispanic youth to ensure a successful future for the state and all Hoosiers. The 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity …

Lilly Counseling Initiative sparks innovative efforts for student success

A year since the process first began, the Lilly Endowment has announced which Indiana schools are receiving groundbreaking grants to implement innovative changes in school counseling. All of the award winners should be congratulated for their ingenuity and enthusiasm, and we are excited to see the p…

Why Families Should Engage in Their Child’s Education

We have all heard of “helicopter parents,” parents who continually hover over their children, rescuing them at the first sign of struggle. I recall my child’s 4th grade teacher instructing parents not to complete an assigned project. It seemed laughable, until the picture-perfect replicas of world l…

Let Tired Teens Sleep

Our teens are tired. While sluggish starts, missed alarms or pleas to sleep in on weekend mornings have long been associated with “lazy” teenagers, adequate sleep is an integral part of their healthy development. Nearly 8 in 10 Indiana high school students sleep less than the recommended eight hours…