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The intersection of autism and LGBTQ+ identities

While we don’t know why LGBTQ+ identities may be more common among people with autism, we do know that support and acceptance are important.

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Understanding sexual orientation and gender identity

A child’s gender identity may change as they become pre-teens and teens with influence from their social environment and through self-reflection.

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Easing your kids into a routine

Easing your kids into a routine is no easy task, but here are a few things to keep in mind.

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How to support your LGBTQ+ child

When your child decides to “come out,” which is the process where an individual shares his/her identity as a LGBTQ+ person, realize it is an act of courage and trust.

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Is a tattoo parlor safer than the mall for ear piercing?

Dr. Yasmine Kirkorian answers a reader’s question about whether ear piercing is safer at a tattoo parlor or a mall kiosk.