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Parenting During a Pandemic

How to Protect You and Your Family’s Mental Health During COVID-19 This Winter

In March 2020, the world changed as we knew it. As COVID-19 spread across the globe, families everywhere were urged to stay home, stay safe, and protect one another. At first, it may have felt like a mini vacation to hunker down at home and fill your hours with game nights, movie marathons, and quality […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Child Physically Active This Winter

Whether it’s by playing a sport, participating in gym class, or even just running around the playground, physical activity is a critical part of your child’s growth and development. The physical benefits of regular activity — such as strengthening bones and muscles, and maintaining a healthy weight — are well known. But there are also […]

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Should I Rethink My Child’s Screen Time?

Get a full night of sleep. Read a book cover to cover. Fly from Omaha to Hawaii. Play entire games of basketball, soccer, volleyball, and football back to back. These are just a few of the things you can accomplish in nine hours. Unfortunately, some kids spend that much time in front of a screen, […]

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Canines, Cats, Coronavirus: Can My Child’s Furry Sibling Get COVID-19?

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year would be a bit of an understatement. In the midst of all of the stress, there’s nothing like getting some snuggles from your four-legged family member and letting them work their calming magic. And your child probably feels the same way. Since dogs and cats are […]

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Help! Does My Child Have COVID-19, the Flu, or Just a Cold?

A cough. A sneeze. A stuffy nose. A tickle in their throat. Most years, your child experiencing any of these minor symptoms of illness wouldn’t be a huge cause for concern. You may have chalked them up to run-of-the-mill cold or flu, leading to an earlier bedtime, extra fluids, or medication. Now, in the midst […]

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3 Things We Can Expect From COVID-19 Vaccines in 2021

On March 6th, a 36-year-old woman in Omaha became the first Nebraskan with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Less than a year later, on December 11, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. And just one week later, Sandie — an overnight Respiratory Therapist — became the […]

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Flu Season 2020

Flu season is fast approaching. This year, though, the flu season has been preceded by the global COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we talk to two Children’s experts – pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Kari Neeman and pediatrician Dr. Malinda Bender – about what families should be aware of as we enter flu season and how to stay healthy during this time. CLICK HERE to listen.

Daily Student Health Screening Poster

CLICK HERE to download & print Children’s Daily Student Health Screening poster! This convenient COVID-19 symptom checklist helps you quickly determine if your student is well enough to go to school each day. Post on a door, your refrigerator or any visible place where you’ll be able to review it with your child before leaving the house for school.

Brush Up on the Basics


Coronavirus 101

What is COVID-19? Learn about the basics, from symptoms to treatment.

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COVID-19 in Children

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare, but serious, condition that has been linked to COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know

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How COVID-19 is Spread

COVID-19 is highly contagious and can be transmitted in several ways.

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Keeping Your Family Safe

Here’s how to protect your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resources from Children’s


Videos for Kids

These videos teach children about physical distancing, masks, and virtual visits.

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Expert Advice & Videos for Parents

Learn more about parenting during COVID-19 and find additional resources.

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Just Kids Podcast: School Safety

In this podcast, Children’s experts discuss how to send your child to school safely.

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Playing Sports

Here’s what you need to know if your child is an athlete.

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Testing Resources

Does your child need to get tested for COVID-19?

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