Read health tips from our experts as well as stories by patients, families and staff about kids’ health and their experiences at Children’s Minnesota.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

On Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, we recognize and celebrate the lives and achievements of youth and families who identify as transgender and gender-diverse.

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How to choose safe bike gear for kids

Bike riding is a great way for kids and their families to spend time together while being active in the fresh air. But before you set out on a family bike ride, there are some tips you should follow to ensure your kids stay safe on the road.

COVID-19 quarantine tips from patient families for families

Families part of our Family Advisory Council wanted to help other families who are experiencing the difficulties of coming up with creative ideas to keep your children entertained while also keeping them safe at home. Get their tips here.

Children’s Minnesota patient and family amenities have changed

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Children’s Minnesota is closing some hospital amenities to slow the spread of the illness.

Behavior Checker: A helpful parenting tool

Recently, Children’s Minnesota partnered with Behavior Checker®, a tool offered by our primary care and behavior health clinics designed to provide parents with simple solutions and encouragements for common behavior problems they may see with their children.

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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.