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Wildfire Smoke and Kids: Health Effects

Smoky air and ozone are especially dangerous for kids. Get tips for staying safe and staying active, even on bad air quality days.

Kids, Teens and Vaping: Should Parents Be Worried?

Is vaping harmful for kids? Is it addictive? Our pediatric breathing experts share the what we know about teen vaping with tips for parents who are concerned about the trend and vaping’s effects on kids. Learn the latest.

Social Media Safety: Kids and Teens Weigh In

These social media safety tips for parents include real insights from teens, plus suggestions from experts at Children's Colorado.

How to Talk to Kids About Death and Grief

Loss is difficult for all of us, and children are no exception. Learn how children in different age groups understand death, react to it and ways to help them process grief from pediatric mental health and development experts.

Talking to Kids About Race and Privilege

Research shows that kids learn to racially discriminate from as young as 6 months old — so it’s up to parents to teach inclusivity. Here’s how.

Talking About Racism with Your Children: Starting the Conversation

Even if you don’t have all the answers, talking with children about racism is crucial. Learn how to encourage thoughtful, age-appropriate dialogue and understanding about race and difference with your kids.

Healthy Meal Tips for Busy Families

Preparing healthy meals doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. Learn how to easily prepare nutritious meals for your family every day.

Snack Attack: Healthy Snacking for Kids

Healthy snacks can be good for kids when given at the right time and in the right amount. Learn more about the dos and don’ts of eating between meals.

All About Child Food Allergies

Learn more about how to introduce new foods to babies and the best ways to recognize allergic reactions.

The Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

Learn about the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke from our specialists. Read on and find out more about heat-related illness in children.

Pandemic Teen Mental Health

Teens from our Mental Health Youth Action Board provide advice on how to help teens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions About Raising Bilingual Children

The population of Colorado, and the U.S. as a whole, is becoming more culturally diverse. A Children’s Colorado speech-language pathologist answers parents’ most commonly asked questions about their children learning two or more languages.

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