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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.

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.

Bringing Home Baby: How to Prepare Pets and Siblings

Part of preparing to bring a new baby home is making sure you have a plan in place to introduce them to their new siblings and pets. Our experts share their guidance.

Choosing Child Care: A Guide to Your Baby’s Nine-to-Five

Finding the right child care center can be daunting for new parents. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to get info on potential child care options. The key is knowing what to ask.

Frequent Night Awakenings: Why Is My Baby Crying During Sleep?

Is your baby waking up and crying frequently at night? Our expert provides advice on how to comfort them and get them back to sleep.

Teen Suicide Prevention: Teaching Kids to Ask

Psychologist Dr. Laura Anthony wants teens to know the warning signs of suicide. And if they see those signs, she wants them to come right out and ask.

How to Help Your Child Develop Social Skills

A psychologist shares what parents need to know about their kids' social skills. Find out what it takes to develop social skills in kids and how this can help them make friends and strengthen relationships.

What Every Child Needs

Harley Rotbart, MD, a nationally-renowned parenting expert, shares the eight basic needs of a child and how to help kids become happy, successful adults.

The Consent Conversation: What Is Consent, and How Do You Discuss It with Kids?

In the #MeToo era, teaching kids and teens about consent — what consent means, who can give it, when they can give it and when they know if they have it — is more important than ever. Our pediatric experts offer advice on how to start the conversation.

Parental Discretion Advised: Children and Media

It's hard to decide if your child is ready for action movies, social media, explicit songs — and even harder to keep up with parental controls and new technology. Our experts share insights on guiding children through today’s media landscape.

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