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Differences Between COVID-19, RSV, Flu and Other Bugs Affecting Kids

The symptoms of RSV, COVID-19, seasonal allergies, the common cold, flu and other viruses can be tough to tell apart. Here's how to tell the difference between each and when to seek care.

Staying Healthy During Holidays: Physically, Mentally and Emotionally

With the hullabaloo of the winter holidays, it’s easy to lose sight of what really matters. Learn tips for refocusing on your mental, physical and emotional health to ensure you and your family come out of the season feeling replenished, happy and healthy.

Co-Sleeping, Bed-Sharing and Room-Sharing. What’s the Safest?

Is co-sleeping safe? What about bed-sharing or room-sharing? Learn about safe sleep for babies and find answers to common questions from our pediatric sleep experts.

Mental Health and Wellness in Kids

Mental health is essential to your overall health, and it’s worth taking care of. Get answers to your mental health questions from our experts.

How to Connect with Your Kids

How do you make time to connect with your kids in a busy world? Check out these tips from mental health experts.

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.

In Case of Crisis: How to Make a Mental Health ‘Crisis Kit’

Much like having a first-aid kit in your car in case of a cut or burn, preparing a crisis kit to have on hand can help comfort and distract your child during times of distress. Learn how to make a plan and distress tolerance box.

Supporting the Family of a Child with Mental Health Challenges

When a child encounters mental health challenges, their caregivers often feel isolated. We rounded up tips for supporting parents and families of a child who is receiving mental health treatment. Learn more.

Teens and Drug Use: How to Talk About Substance Use with Your Teen

Our pediatric addiction specialists share their advice on talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol, how to address the rising dangers of fentanyl and important resources.

Signs of a Mental Health Crisis: When to Call a Hotline and When to Go to the ER

Is this a mental health crisis? Experts in our Pediatric Mental Health Institute explain signs of a mental health crisis in kids and teens with tips for when and how to get help.

Back-to-School Checklist for Parents and Families

The start of a new school year can be a challenging time for kids and families. But with a little preparation and the right attitude, shifting from summer back to school doesn’t have to be overly stressful. Read our tips.

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.

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