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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.

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.

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.

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.

Types of Coughs in Children

Coughs help the body fight infection, but they can occasionally be a sign of more concerning problems. How can you tell?

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