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Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During the Pandemic

After multiple years of disruption, it's no surprise that kids and teens are feeling heightened stress, anxiety and mental health challenges. Learn tips to help your whole family cope with pandemic-related pressures.

Types of Coughs in Children

Coughs help the body fight infection, but they can occasionally be a sign of more concerning problems. How can you tell?

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

Teens – and our experts – have advice for protecting kids online. Get social media tips for kids and parents and learn how to keep your kids safe online.

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.

Children and COVID-19: Debunking the Number One Myth

You might have heard that children aren’t affected by COVID-19. But is that true? We asked our experts to explain all the ways that the pandemic has impacted children’s health – and what we can do about it. Learn more.

Q&A: Back to School in Year Two of the COVID Pandemic

Our experts answer some of parents’ most commonly asked questions about school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Preventing Choking in Babies

Read this guide to help keep your baby safe from choking hazards.

Recognizing Childhood Illness and When to Seek Care for Babies

It’s important to know when your baby has a cold and when it may be more serious. Learn how to recognize illness in babies and when to seek care.

Safe Sleep for Babies with Medical Conditions

Learn about the extra sleep precautions parents need to take if their baby was born prematurely or has an ongoing condition that requires medical equipment.

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