Mental Health in Early Childhood: A Q&A With Dr. Sarah Gray

  Tell us a little about yourself and what you do in the field. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at UConn, with a joint appointment in Psychiatry at UConn’s School of Medicine. My primary roles are in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and […]

The Power of Play

  Of course playing is fun for kids, but it’s also essential for learning about the world and themselves; kids develop their social-emotional, cognitive, language and physical skills.   Play helps kids develop social skills, cooperation, sharing and turn taking as well as empathy and building emotional connections with their peers. Play also helps children […]

All About Camp Sparkler: Q&A with Dana Stewart

For more than 100 years, researchers have been asking: What happens to student learning during the summer months? Researchers have found evidence of what educators call “summer slide,” “summer setback,” or “summer learning loss,” especially for children from low-income families (source).   These statistics are not destiny! Summer can be a time of growth, curiosity, […]

When Kids Make Mistakes

Making mistakes is a natural, albeit frustrating part of learning and teaching our children how to deal with making mistakes can set them up for success later on in life. When our children make mistakes it may not seem like a big deal to us; having their tower of blocks fall, not being able to […]

Governor Tony Evers Thanks HMG Kenosha Staff

A Heartfelt Thank You from Governor Tony Evers In a heartwarming gesture of appreciation, Governor Tony Evers extended his gratitude to the dedicated staff of Help Me Grow Kenosha. The governor’s message acknowledged the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts of our team in supporting families and young children in our community.     Recognizing the […]

Helping Children Manage Stress

Many things can cause your child stress: a change in routine, having a new caregiver, starting or changing daycares/schools, a new sibling, or even our own stress can trigger our children. We can’t prevent our children from getting stressed, but what we can do is help manage it.   When stress becomes an everyday occurrence, […]

Managing Challenging Behaviors

Every kid has their bad days, but when the good days are becoming few and far between families can feel frustrated and unsure of what to do. Some challenging behaviors can look like: tantrums, hitting, biting, throwing or breaking things; but as adults we have to remember that littles don’t know how to manage their […]