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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.

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.

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?

How to Talk to Kids About Death and Grief

Loss is difficult for all of us, and children are no exception. Learn how children in different age groups understand death, react to it and ways to help them process grief from pediatric mental health and development experts.

Children and COVID-19: Debunking the Number One Myth

You might have heard that children aren’t affected by COVID-19. But is that true? We asked our experts to explain all the ways that the pandemic has impacted children’s health – and what we can do about it. Learn more.

Virtually Everywhere

COVID-19 has changed the face of specialized care. Read three stories of patients and the barriers Children’s Colorado broke to care for them.

Mascarillas para niños: Qué es lo que debe saber sobre las mascarillas

Las mascarillas son esenciales para enviar a los niños de regreso a la escuela de manera segura. Aprenda los pormenores acerca de las coberturas para la cara de los niños – y cómo hacer que su hijo(a) se ponga una.

Age-Specific Schedules and Activities for Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Making a complete schedule with at-home activities is not always easy, but we’re here to help make schedules go smoothly.

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