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Tips for parents: Reducing stress during quarantine

At Children’s Minnesota, we know that after a disaster, such as the current COVID-19 outbreak, occurs, child abuse rates can go up. It’s natural for parents to feel frustrated. Get tips to maintain balance as a stressed parent.

Children’s Minnesota supply donation center now available

Children’s Minnesota needs your help. We are in need of hard-to-find supplies that help us do what we do best—take care of kids. Learn how and where you can make a donation here.

How to talk with kids about COVID-19

Child life specialists Sam Schackman and Margaret Monson from Children's Minnesota share tips to help the kids in your life understand coronavirus as well as tips for parenting during a time of stress.

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Tips for working remotely while kids are home

Working from home can be difficult, especially while kids are home from school. Follow these tips to help you be more productive in your new work setting and reduce stress.

In the life of a social worker at Children’s Minnesota

Stephen DeLong, LICSW, describes what it's like to be a behavior health and emergency department social worker at Children's Minnesota.

Plant based lunch for kids.

Plant-based diets: Are they healthy for kids?

Are plant-based diets healthy? According to Children’s Minnesota registered dieticians, Caitlyn Talbert, RDN, LD and Kelsey Vierow, RDN, LD, the answer is yes!

Counting All Kids: Why the Census is important

The census is a civic activity that we can ALL participate it. Funding for our children and families depends on it.

Is it safe for my family to travel?

But this year, many parents are wondering: Should my family travel this spring break because of COVID-19? Patsy Stinchfield answers parents' questions.

What should I do if my child gets coronavirus?

We’re sure you have heard of coronavirus, and you may be wondering what to do if your child catches the illness. We're sharing what you need to know.

Coronavirus: Should families have back-up plans for sick days?

We’re sharing how you can make a family emergency plan that works for your family just in case you come down with an illness.