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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Parents' Top 7 Sleep Questions Answered

Seeing your child struggle to get a good night’s sleep can be unsettling. Read on to see some of parents’ top sleep questions answered.

Pandemic Teen Mental Health

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

Is Bed-Sharing Safe for Your Baby?

Learn about the risks of bed-sharing and how to put your baby to sleep safely.

Confessions of a Bed-Sharing Parent

Babies not only sleep safer in their own space — they sleep better. Learn why experts don’t recommend bed-sharing.

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