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Parenting Articles from Children's Hospital Colorado Experts


Overcoming Loneliness: How to Help Kids Build Social Connection

Is your child struggling with loneliness? Here’s how to tell — and how to cope.

Social Media Safety: Kids and Teens Weigh In

These social media safety tips for parents include real insights from teens, plus suggestions from experts at Children's Colorado.

Virtually Endless

Virtual reality is more than fun. It also has legitimate medical purposes. Here, our Extended Reality team is exploring new applications for the technology, from creative distraction to procedure prep.

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.

When Is Your Child Ready to Have Their Own Cell Phone?

A kid’s first cell phone is a rite of passage as essential to the modern childhood as a driver’s license. Our psychology team provides 5 questions parents should ask before taking the plunge.

Should You Connect with Your Kids on Social Media?

Should parents “like” and “friend” their children on Facebook or Snapchat? Teens, and one of our pediatric experts, weigh in.

Children and Technology

Learn how setting guidelines for children’s use of technology and media can help families achieve a balance between the digital world and the real world.

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