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Just Ask Children’s: Back to School Stress

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The start of a school year can be a challenging time for kids and parents with transitions from one grade to another, new teachers, bullying, social pressure and much more. With a little preparation and the right attitude, shifting from a laid-back summer to the routine of school doesn’t have to be difficult.

Just Ask Children’s online Q & A took place on August 27th.

View our Just Ask Children’s Expert Tips for more information, or for answers about other topics, see our archives to the right.

Just Ask Children’s: Emergency Preparedness

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Just Ask Children’s your questions about Emergency Preparedness including how to prepare for emergencies, talk with kids about tragedies and create your own disaster kit. Our 100% pediatric experts were available July 29th, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit Children’s Colorado for more information, or for answers about other topics, see our archives to the right.

Just Ask Children’s: Upcoming Schedule

Upcoming schedule for Just Ask Children’s:

August 27th - Back to School

September - Teen and Pre-teen 101

October - How to Talk with Kids About Marijuana

November - Happy, Healthy Holidays

December - Babies 101

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Just Ask Children’s: Childhood Nutrition

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Just Ask Children’s your questions TODAY, May 7, from 9 a.m - 4 p.m. on the subject of childhood nutrition. Ask our experts about anything from how to feed a picky eater to what your young athlete should be eating.

For more information on nutrition visit Children’s Colorado. Or for information on other popular topics, visit our archives to the right.

Just Ask Children’s: Positive Parenting

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Just Ask Children’s your questions about Positive Parenting strategies, learning how to guide rather than punish, and dealing with “baby blues” or postpartum exhaustion. Our 100% pediatric experts were available on April 18, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit Children’s Colorado for more information, or to see what the experts are saying on other popular topics, see our archives to the right.

Just Ask Children’s: Home Safe Home

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Your home sweet home should also be a home safe home. Dangers could lurk within some of our neighbors, relatives, babysitters, and possibly even our own homes. Just Ask Children’s your questions about safely storing everything from marijuana edibles and prescription medication to guns and household chemicals. Our experts were available on March 3rd, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m to answer questions about safe storage of everything from marijuana edibles and prescription medicines to guns, household chemicals and button batteries. Visit Children’s Colorado for more information, or to see what the experts are saying on other popular topics, see our archives to the right.

Just Ask Children’s: Vaccines - Facts and Myths

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Vaccines - Get the FACTS. As parents, we all want to take the safest steps for our children, and that includes paying attention to the things that go into their bodies. While vaccines are clearly a topic with strong opinions on both sides, our experts and research agree that vaccines are safe and very effective in keeping children out of the hospital with preventable diseases.

Our 100% pediatric experts were available on February 19th, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit Children’s Colorado for more information, or to see what the experts are saying on other popular topics, see our archives to the right.

Just Ask Children’s: Tweens, Teens, and Sexual Health.

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Just Ask Children’s your questions on the topic of communicating with your tween or teen about puberty, hormones, “the talk” and everything in between. Our 100% pediatric experts were available on January 28th, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit Children’s Colorado for more information, or to see what the experts are saying on other popular topics, see our archives to the right.

Just Ask Children’s: Babies 101

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Babies don’t come with instructions, so Just Ask Children’s your questions about sleep safety, vaccines, breastfeeding, and more. Our 100% pediatric experts were available to answer Babies 101 questions on December 2nd, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visit Children’s Colorado for more information, or for answers about other topics, see our archives to the right.

About our Experts (see their full bios here)
Maya Bunik, MD, MSPH, FABM, FAAP
Dr. Maya Bunik is an Associate Professor at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and medical director of primary care at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Ann Halbower, MD
Dr. Ann Halbower is the Director of Pediatric Sleep Research at Children’s Hospital Colorado. A Professor of Pediatrics, she teaches pediatric sleep medicine internationally.
James Todd, MD
Dr. James Todd is a Professor at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the Director of Epidemiology, Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Microbiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado.