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Preparing your kids for daylight saving time

It’s that time of year again where everyone will be setting their clock back an hour. While a one-hour time change may not seem like a big deal, it can take kids some getting used to an earlier bedtime. Fortunately, there are ways to help your child adjust to a new schedule more easily.

Should you be giving melatonin to your kids?

With so many distractions around, getting your child or teen to sleep can be hard at times. Many parents have turned to using melatonin as a sleeping aid to help regulate their kids' sleep, which can be dangerous and has led to kids getting hospitalized.

Resetting your kids’ screen time in the summer

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, gives advice for families and resetting screen time limits.

Healthy habits during COVID-19: keeping your kids on track for a healthy lifestyle

Dr. Pamela Niksich, medical director of Children’s Minnesota, West St. Paul clinic, and Baylee Zittlow, nurse practitioner in the Adolescent Health Clinic at Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, give tips to maintaining healthy habits and routines while at home during COVID-19.

Sleep awareness: what parents need to know

Parents know good sleep is essential for healthy growth and functioning. Parents also know that good sleep can be hard to come by. Sleep Awareness Week happens every year and is recognized March 14-20 in 2021!

What is integrated behavioral health and how can it help my child?

At Children’s Minnesota, we integrate behavioral health professionals into our primary care setting so we ensure children get the care they need when they need it most.

Top five questions asked during a well-child visit: answered

We talked with Carolyn Solberg, pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) at Children’s Minnesota, about the top five questions parents ask their PNPs or primary care provider during a well-child visit.