The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids.

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Tips for enjoying Halloween the healthy way

Halloween costumes may limited to October 31, but the treats often last well into November. So, here is some guidance for parents on how to help your kids enjoy treats in moderation.

Safety tips for trick or treating

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, pedestrian injuries are the most common way kids get hurt on Halloween. Children’s Minnesota is sharing some tips for trick-or-treaters, parents and drivers to help keep everyone safe this year.

Stuttering awareness

It’s International Stuttering Awareness Day on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Stuttering is a speech disorder that affects more than 3 million Americans. Learn more about stuttering here.

Dr. Marc Gorelick on the impacts of a diverse workforce

After attending the People of Color Career Fair, Dr. Marc Gorelick, Children's president and CEO, shares how increased diversity in the workforce improves organizations.

Work Here Wednesday: Crisela Limos, benefits analyst

Children’s Minnesota is currently looking to fill an LOA, Benefits & ESC specialist role in our Human Resources (HR) department. Read why Crisela Limos loves working in HR at Children's.

Children’s Comfort Promise: Painless shots in five steps

Children’s partnered with parents and caregivers to implement the Comfort Promise, which means we will do everything possible to help prevent and treat pain. While we can’t completely remove the pain resulting from needles, we can make them a lot less scary!

Understanding and celebrating children with Down syndrome

“What inspires me the most about children with Down syndrome is how incredibly strong and determined they are,” said Rebecca Olson, APRN-CNP, APNG as she explains more about Down syndrome and answers many common questions.

The importance of early childhood development this school year

Dr. Marc Gorelick, Jennifer DeCubellis, Bharti Wahi and Nancy Jost share what parents, legislators and local organizations can do to boost early childhood development to help Minnesota students succeed in school.

The 2019 AAP National Conference

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference brings together over 10,000 health care professionals from all over the United States to discuss and educate health professionals on the important, relevant and modern updates happening in pediatrics. This year’s conference is Oct. 25-29, 2019, in New Orleans, LA.

What parents need to know about ADHD

Dr. Sarah Jerstad, associate clinical director of psychological services at Children’s, explains what parents need to know about ADHD and how best to support your child with ADHD.