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Awareness is Necessary: Birth Defects Awareness Month

Every four and a half minutes, a baby in the United States is born with a birth defect*. That is 1...

Paige Oyaga
photo of Jamie Sumner and family, hugging and kissing during a trip to Colorado

Everyone Deserves a Love Language

This past summer we came home from the best vacation of our lives. Standing by the luggage carousel...

Jamie Sumner
types of IQ testing and other educational testing for children. photo of young girl 8-10 years old, crumpling up homework on her desk, looking anxious.

When to Consider a Private Psycho-Educational Evaluation

To Test or Not To Test? You know your child is struggling academically, whether they’re...

Dr. Liz Matheis
signs of anxiety in children. anxious child 8-10 years old sitting at kitchen table with her head in her hands, elbows on math homework.

Signs of Anxiety in Children and Teens

Does my child have a GI issue? Is he an insomniac? Why is she struggling to get to school each day?...

Dr. Liz Matheis
strong female women: life should be like a taylor swift concert. Fans waving hands and holding up phones, looking toward bright concert stage.

Life Should Be Like a Taylor Swift Concert

I saw a meme the other day that basically said we have Taylor Swift and Barbie to thank for...

Jamie Sumner
child doing homework in the kitchen with mother putting away dishes. homework strategies for children with ADHD

3 Homework Strategies for Children with ADHD

It’s the start of a new school year, the honeymoon phase is slowly beginning to fade, and the...

Dr. Liz Matheis
older boy in a halloween costume - tween wheelchair user

Costume Ideas for Tween Wheelchair-Users

I think we can all agree that Halloween has its ages and stages: Stage 1: Baby Halloween is when...

Jamie Sumner
techniques to help children with ADHD study in school and at home. Image of middle-school-age girl with head on her books, staring listlessly into the distance.

Building Executive Functioning Skills in Neurodivergent Children

As parents, we want to give our children the tools so they can be successful. Unfortunately, when...

Dr. Liz Matheis
Girl with down syndrome, friends at water park hugging. Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Overview: Causes, Characteristics and Capabilities

Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal condition diagnosed in the United States, with...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
puppy for children with cerebral palsy

Puppies for Children with CP

One late winter’s night, I found myself Googling “best dogs for kids with cerebral palsy.” As much as I wanted to adopt a rescue again, Charlie was now eleven and I needed a pet that was gentle and calm and loving...

Jamie Sumner