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Depression is common in adolescence and is often underrecognized.  As a parent it can be hard for us to think about our little ones having depression symptoms, but it is important to check in with teens to see if they are feeling depressed. Signs of depression can...
I vividly remember when Madi was 3 months old, it felt like just last week! At that time I felt like she was reaching all her developmental milestones so fast.  It really is true what my parents told me about time flying by faster and faster as...
When Madi was 15 months old, we were at a play area and we met a little girl who was 16 months old. This little girl was speaking at a toddler level!  She was speaking in almost full sentences and knew her first and last name. At...

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