Childhood Apraxia Of Speech, Autism, Or Both?

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder which makes it difficult for children to speak sounds, syllables, and words. The difficulty has nothing to do with weak muscles or paralysis. Instead,

Polygenic Scores and What They Tell Us About the Way Siblings Learn

Polygenic scores tell us how likely it is that a person’s genetic structure is going to support that person’s ability to get an education. In other words, if your child has a high polygenic

How One Simple Chemical Free Method Can Rid Your Child of Head Lice

Lice are in the news. In fact, in the days leading up to the long-awaited first day of school, the news has been, um, lousy with stories about lice: lice that are resistant to

Backpack Safety Tips

    View image | gettyimages.com Backpack safety is a concern to any parent who has witnessed children bent under the weight of a backpack or doing the “backpack shrug,” that particular move in

WATCH: Stranger Danger Social Experiment Video

A new stranger danger video is freaking us out. Why? Because it’s an idea we mostly thought we’d covered as parents and teachers: Stranger Danger. By now, everyone knows the phrase “stranger danger.” We

Immunization Debate: Do You Say Yes to Vaccines?

Immunization Awareness Month is upon us which means we wake up the sleeping beast: the debate for and against vaccination. There’s a lot of hot feeling on either side of the debate which is

Summer Learning Loss: Stop the Leak!

Summer learning loss, also called summer slide or summer learning leak is what happens over summer vacation when kids stop going to school. During the summer, kids forget what they learned during the school

Drama Therapy and Your Child

Drama therapy is a form of treatment that uses playacting to explore feelings in a safe environment. In drama therapy, participants may use storytelling, improvisation, and performance to solve problems, vent feelings, or work toward

Homesickness: A Guide

Homesickness is painful; perhaps even more so when you’re the parent of a homesick child who’s off to summer camp. The feeling of helplessness, of not knowing what to do, can be a bit

3 Cool Kid-Friendly Treats to Make and Eat

It’s summer, the kids are home, and they are BORED STIFF. A month ago you had all these amazing resolutions of all the things you’d do together, the quality time you’d have, the bonding,