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How to talk to your kids and teens about violence in the media

Throughout the last several months, seeing violence in the media has become more common. From police brutality to the storming of the Capitol, violence has been in the news a lot lately. We’re here to give you tips for talking to your kids and teens about the violence they’ve seen in the media.

Ways to stay safe and active during winter break

With winter breaks approaching, we understand that kids may have a tough time adjusting. We're sharing tips to keep kids active all winter long, which is good for their minds and bodies.

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Parenting during a pandemic

Children’s Minnesota is sharing tips to help parents cope with changes and raising children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping African American kids and teens with mental health

Dr. Jason Walker, child psychologist at Children's Minnesota, shares more about mental health disparities for African American youth and what parents can do to help.

What parents need to know about body image and mental health

Dr. Sara Gonzalez, pediatric psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, shares tips for parents to help kids and teens who are struggling with body image.

Going back to school safely

School will look much different this fall as Minnesota continues to make careful choices to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

COVID-19 and trauma: Mental health struggles among black teens

We talked with Dr. Sarah Jerstad, associate clinical director of psychological services at Children’s Minnesota St. Paul hospital, about the stress teens of color are feeling right now due to COVID-19 and racial injustice, and about how parents can help.

Breathing tips and mindfulness while wearing a mask

Wearing a mask is an essential part of our day. Julie Christiansen, physical therapy assistant at Children's Minnesota, provides you with some tips for mask-wearing.

Free summer meals for kids

The Twin Cities metro area has many resources to help kids and their families access nutritious meals this summer.

It’s OK to not be OK: Coping strategies for families

To help you and your family deal with negative feelings, Bethaney Kaye, APRN CNP DNP, and Kavita Desai Dakoji, LP, PhD, from Children’s Minnesota pain, palliative and integrative medicine program have shared some coping tips.