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Everything you Need to Know About Pediatric Eye Care

Our experts share their guidance on regular vision screenings, eye safety and more.

Outdoor Activities with Kids: Tips to Stay Safe in Warm Weather

Spending time outdoors is wonderful for the entire family. Our experts share how to hike, swim, boat and more — all with safety in mind.

10 Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Denver and Colorado Springs

Hiking with kids can be a great way to bond as a family, but it’s not always a walk in the park. Our experts share tips for hiking with kids, plus kid-friendly hikes near Denver and Colorado Springs.

Body Positivity: How to Help Kids Build a Healthy Self-Image

Body positivity is essential to healthy childhood development. Learn how to foster body positivity in your child and overcome barriers to a better self-image.

Family Exercise Tips for Feeling Great Together

Learn expert tips for inspiring your family to get outside, stay active and lead a healthier lifestyle.

The Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise on Mental Health

Getting kids moving is important now more than ever. Find tips from our child psychologists and learn why exercise and play is so important to your child’s mental health.

Summer Burn Safety

Summer can be lots of fun, but it also comes with a few safety risks. Learn more about summer burn safety and burn prevention to keep kids safe all summer long.

Post-Concussive Syndrome: The Big Picture Behind the Symptoms

"Post-concussive syndrome" refers to concussion symptoms that last more than a week or two. But there's often more to them than meets the eye. Learn what causes post-concussive symptoms, and why "syndrome" might be a misleading term.

Should You Worry About Your Child's Perfectionism? Here's What to Look For

Children and teens might experience anxiety and depression because they feel like they have to be perfect all the time. We help parents understand when they need to be concerned.

Playing to Win: When Youth Sports Push Too Hard

Sports are great for kids, but increased competitiveness and pressure can lead to overuse injuries and burnout.

My Kid Isn't Athletic

Dr. Emily Sweeney offers six tips for getting kids out of the house and having fun, even if they don't like traditional sports.

5 Nutrition Truths for Growing Athletes

The advice and products available to help fuel young athletes for sport are more abundant than ever before, and it’s getting harder to know what works.

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