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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.

The Many Benefits of Well-Care Visits

Many parents wonder about the importance of well-care checks. From vaccinations to education, here’s why regular visits to the pediatrician are so important.

Baby Formula Shortage: Advice from the Experts

The experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado answer questions about the baby formula shortage.

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.

How to Help Children After Traumatic Events

Trauma piled on top of trauma is sometimes a part of life. Get advice from a child psychologist on how to cope with multiple traumatic events.

The Difference Between COVID-19, Cold, Flu and Other Bugs Affecting Kids

The symptoms of 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.

Anterior and Posterior Fontanelle Closures

Learn about anterior and posterior fontanelle closures, bulging and sunken fontanelles, and special considerations for premature babies from our experts.

How to Keep Kids Out of the Emergency Room This Winter

Our pediatric emergency medicine specialists share winter safety tips to help you and your children get through the winter season safe and healthy.

Tips for Talking to Kids About Wildfires

When wildfires are close to home or are in the news, it can cause considerable anxiety in kids. We provide tips for talking to children about wildfires and other natural disasters.

How to Help Kids Stress Less

Everyone gets stressed. It’s a part of life. Get advice from our child psychologists on how kids can learn to identify stress and move through it with grace.

Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During the Pandemic

After multiple years of disruption, it's no surprise that kids and teens are feeling heightened stress, anxiety and mental health challenges. Learn tips to help your whole family cope with pandemic-related pressures.

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