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Media, Screen Time and Young Minds

One of the more common concerns parents have in visits these days is that their child is spending too much time staring at the screen. The trouble is that in reality, we all probably do. In this media-saturated

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The Stress of March

Every February, I reflect upon my dislike of March. In a matter of a few weeks, toward the second half of March, the “stress-o-meters” belonging to kids and their parents all over the country hit new highs. Geysers

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Flu Season is Here

As is expected this time of year, seasonal influenza has officially arrived in our area. According to the CDC’s Flu surveillance reports, widespread flu activity was reported in 24 states last week, including California. While we certainly hope

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12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

  By: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, FAAP  * Adapted from healthychildren.org Tired of bickering, jealousy, and selfishness? Kids are naturally materialistic and self-serving– but the good news is that gratitude can be taught. And from gratitude flows joy. 1

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Keep Your Kids in the Game!

Within the next couple of weeks, fall sports will wrap up and winter teams will head right into games, matches and meets! Participating in sports at any level promotes the physical and emotional well-being of children, so the

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Packing Healthy School Lunches

*Adapted from the Back to School 2018 edition of HealthyChildren.org‘s e-magazine. Maintaining a healthy diet is an important aspect to include in everyone’s daily routine. For children, this may be a challenge. School, extracurricular activities, and lack of time can often

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Two Year Old Sleep Regression

This month we are excited to share a post from a guest contributor, Sarah Mitchell. She is the owner of Helping Babies Sleep, a pediatric sleep consulting company that empowers tired parents to teach their babies and toddlers

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Splashing and swimming safely!

With summer in full swing, kids are spending time splashing around in pools and having a blast! That said, parents are appropriately anxious any time their kids are near water. Drowning continues to be the number one cause

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Supplements for Kids

With the bewildering number of vitamin and herbal supplements out there, I am often confused as to a product’s exact ingredients, and sometimes its basic purity and safety. And as long as a supplement does not claim to

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Camp Forms, Sports Forms and Check Ups

Spring has sprung. And that brings lots of camp and sports forms. And check-ups. Have your child/teen wear comfortable clothing for their appointments that allows for unrestricted movement and facilitates a full sports/musculoskeletal exam without them feeling overly

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