1 in 54 children in the United States are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Typically, children are diagnosed when they are young. Usually, they are diagnosed after four years old, though children can be diagnosed as early as two years old. What are some of the early signs parents and caregivers should look out for? Today, we’re going to discuss …

It’s Transgender awareness week! This week is an awareness effort and platform for jump-starting the type of education and change needed to make it possible for transgender and gender nonconforming people to find the support they need and to decrease transphobia and misunderstandings.  We spoke with Chris Wilson, PhD, on our mental health 10 at 10 to discuss what being …

Pretend and imaginary play is a central part of development. It plays important roles from birth through adolescence! It allows children to communicate, explore their emotions and learn through action, creativity, and working together.  Research has demonstrated benefits of children’s engagement in pretend games/imaginary play from about 1 ½ through ages 7, though children don’t lose benefit after that! Despite …

The children in our lives are always learning. They pick up many different messages, whether we want them to or not! Depending on the age of your child, and their ability to access the information of the world, they are receiving a wealth of knowledge from teachers, friends, social media, the news, grandparents, you, billboards, commercials, and so much more. …