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Coping with Current Events: How to Talk to Kids About Upsetting News

When something upsetting is in the news, kids seek security. Our pediatric mental health experts share age-appropriate tips and conversation starters to help you begin – and continue – these crucial conversations.

Supporting Kids and Teens During the Youth Mental Health Crisis

After having their lives disrupted by uncertainty, isolation and school closures during the pandemic, kids and teens have in many ways returned to normal life. But that doesn’t mean they feel – or that life is – “normal.” Here's how you can support your child or teen during another uncertain year.

How to Help Children After Traumatic Events

Trauma piled on top of trauma is sometimes a part of life. Get advice from a child psychologist on how to cope with multiple traumatic events.

How to Help Kids Stress Less

Everyone gets stressed. It’s a part of life. Get advice from our child psychologists on how kids can learn to identify stress and move through it with grace.

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.

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.

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.

Virtually Everywhere

COVID-19 has changed the face of specialized care. Read three stories of patients and the barriers Children’s Colorado broke to care for them.

Age-Specific Schedules and Activities for Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Making a complete schedule with at-home activities is not always easy, but we’re here to help make schedules go smoothly.

Pandemic Teen Mental Health

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

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