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Study finds Hoosier girls face more hurdles than peers elsewhere

Study finds Hoosier girls face more hurdles than peers elsewhere

INDIANAPOLIS | The carefree childhood always has been more aspirational than actual for many, and a new analysis finds girls growing up in Indiana often have a harder time than girls living elsewhere.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am Related
OFFBEAT: One-woman stage show humorous look at growing up Lutheran in NWI

OFFBEAT: One-woman stage show humorous look at growing up Lutheran in NWI

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: College life offers an education in parenting

DOUG ROSS: College life offers an education in parenting

It's often said that parents should be more involved in their children's education. I agree. But at the college level?

April 12, 2013 12:00 am

Potty Training Tips for Parents

Learning to use the potty is a big deal for little kids - and their parents. While it's definitely a time-consuming process with many ups and downs, it's also a process that can be easier for everyone with a few simple strategies.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am
Mom goes viral with son's phone code of conduct

Mom goes viral with son's phone code of conduct

Janell Burley Hofmann honored her 13-year-old son's "maturity and growth" at Christmas with his first iPhone, but it came with strings attached.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
The holidays' hottest toys

The holidays' hottest toys

Not all the testers for Good Housekeeping's annual Best Toys list wear lab coats. Some are barely out of diapers.

December 18, 2012 9:00 am Photos

Photos

How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children.

December 17, 2012 9:00 am
2013 And Beyond

2013 And Beyond

December 06, 2012 12:21 pm
The Parent Connection: What you can do to improve your child's education

The Parent Connection: What you can do to improve your child's education

A new study of the American family's "passion points" from Just Kids, Inc. reveals that most families (45 percent) agree schools and education are their top priority.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am
'Star Wars' figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

'Star Wars' figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012, which was announced by the Rochester hall Thursday.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am
Cook Now, Eat Later, Skip the Stress

Cook Now, Eat Later, Skip the Stress

October 29, 2012 11:43 am
ANDREA NEAL: Reading 20 minutes a day is reform that works

ANDREA NEAL: Reading 20 minutes a day is reform that works

Before lawmakers throw money at the thorny issue of early-childhood education they should consider an experiment in Richmond aimed at getting parents to read to their children daily.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am
Santa's little helper gets early start gathering toys for Christmas

Santa's little helper gets early start gathering toys for Christmas

HOBART | Four-year-old Riley Mikula is off to an early start at gathering toys he'll give away at Christmas.

August 16, 2012 7:30 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Programs reduce violence, health and safety risks

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Programs reduce violence, health and safety risks

Summer is right around the corner, so it seems, and thousands or millions of school-age children will enter into one of most influential and perhaps most dangerous periods of their lives — summer vacation.

May 20, 2012 12:00 am

River Forest schools starting kindergarten sign-up March 19

HOBART TOWNSHIP | The River Forest Community School Corp. will hold kindergarten registration from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 19 through March 23 at all three elementary schools.

March 07, 2012 12:00 am
The 12 hottest trends for baby names in 2012

The 12 hottest trends for baby names in 2012

The 12 hottest trends for baby names in 2012

November 21, 2011 12:00 pm
Consider your child's dominant sense to make Halloween less scary

Consider your child's dominant sense to make Halloween less scary

Consider your child's dominant sense to make Halloween less scary

October 10, 2011 11:00 am
Child eating chocolate

Child eating chocolate

A child enjoys a chocolate fountain in Southern England.

October 05, 2011 12:00 am

Hobart library to host drawing program for children Tuesday

HOBART | School-age children, kindergarten through grade six, are invited to draw pictures at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hobart branch  of the Lake County Public Library, 100 N. Main St.

March 27, 2011 12:00 am
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