Monthly Archives: October 2013

My Toddler is Driving Me Bananas

Toddlers. Limit setting. Tantrums. Help is close at hand from Bananas, a non-profit agency supporting parents in Alameda County.   Find these and many more excellent parent resources at http://www.bananasinc.com. Living with Ones and Twos Setting Limits Biting Separating from Infants and … Continue reading

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Worry and Anxiety Resources

Everyone worries. We are all anxious sometimes. Children and young adults are no different. They must develop an identify separate from parents and go out into the world of friends, classmates, clubs and teams. Worry and anxiety are concerning when they … Continue reading

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Moisturizing Skin Care Bathing Plan

If your child’s skin is dry, here’s one way to lock in moisture. Soak and play in warm, not hot, bath water for at least 15 minutes without soap or bath products. Oatmeal powder can be a good no soap … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Baby Warm

Young babies need one more light layer than you and I–think about what you’re wearing and add a receiving blanket. Older, mobile babies move around. Don’t overdress them! Check the tummy or back to see how warm the baby is. A … Continue reading

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Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Resources

Links to information about feelings and depression for teens are here: Feelings                       More Than Sad You Matter                 Suicide Prevention The American Psychiatric Association … Continue reading

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The Common Cold: How Long Do Symptoms Last?

A cold, they say, lasts seven days if you take medicine, and a week if you don’t. This chart shows the usual progression from the first few days of fever and sore throat to nasal congestion and cough, that can … Continue reading

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