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

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How LGBTQ youth are being affected by COVID-19 and how Children’s Minnesota can help.

COVID-19 is affecting LGBTQ youth but Children's Minnesota and our Gender Health program are here to help.

When can my child stay home alone on their own?

Summer is just around the corner and for many parents that means, their kids are out of school for the season. Because your kids will be home throughout the day during the summer, you may be wondering, at what age can my child stay home alone?

Team Kylie Strong: Kylie’s story of strength and resilience

Kylie won her battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in October 2019, but in September 2020, she relapsed and spent four weeks at Children's Minnesota in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Kylie's family joins our Virtual Walk for Amazing event for the third time:

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children associated with COVID-19

Children's Minnesota experts explain what parents need to know about the possible relationship between COVID-19 and Kawasaki-like symptoms.

Children’s Minnesota celebrates National Emergency Medical Services Week

To celebrate all of the amazing work our EMS providers do, we sat down with Anna Cheney, Ryan Leba and Emily Tucker, EMTs at Children's Minnesota, to talk about their work.

Our pediatric gynecology clinics are open for appointments

Appointments for vaccinations and well-child checks are important to stay up-to-date on, but so are gynecology appointments for your daughter. COVID-19 is affecting a lot of areas of the world right now, but making sure all babies, girls and women have the answers and help related to their bodies is at the utmost importance to Children’s Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota celebrates Ramadan during COVID-19

Here's how Children's Minnesota is honoring and celebrating Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.

The benefits of kangaroo care: A patient-family story

One family's story of the importance of kangaroo care for their baby girls in the Children's Minnesota NICU.

How to help your kids keep reading during stay-at-home order and distance learning

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics and medical director of Reach out and Read Minnesota, shares tips for reading with kids of any age.

What new and expecting mothers need to know about breastmilk and coronavirus

It’s normal to be concerned about your baby getting coronavirus or giving this illness to your baby. We’re answering the questions you have about breastfeeding and COVID-19.