Category Archives: Children

Riding Toys

Wheels. What fun! Ride on toys are terrific for toddlers. Look for low, stable toys, and a helmet. While balance bikes are the latest craze, learning to pedal is an important developmental achievement for your three year old. Again, low, … Continue reading

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Sleep 101

Sleep hygiene information from the CDC is here. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for sleep problems and insomnia information link. Quick start for teen sleep issues is here.   Infant Sleep handouts for night criers and feeders are on this post. How … Continue reading

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Forget me not: Poison Oak

The dogs and I had a big Tilden hike this morning, and I had an unexpected brush with some twigs, which on closer inspection were budding with shiny leaves of three. Poison oak!   There are three options with poison … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Love

Here are some Valentine’s Day tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Use plenty of positive and encouraging words when talking with your child. Try to avoid using sarcasm or mockery and get rid of put-downs from the words … Continue reading

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Who Takes my Child’s Insurance?

We currently accept the following:       Alta Bates Medical Group Brown and Toland Hill Physicians Medical Group John Muir Physician Network Network Select John Muir Sutter Aetna Blue Shield Cigna Anthem Blue Cross Health Net Humana Multiplan Tricare … Continue reading

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Have you gotten a health insurance questionnaire asking you to rate your doctor’s office?   Insurance companies withhold payments from doctors’ offices for the care we give and release it based on the results of questionnaires.   Please complete these … Continue reading

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Parents and Legalized Marijuana

Resources for parents for California’s era of legalized marijuana. The American Academy of Pediatrics believes youth shouldn’t use marijuana. The reason behind that decision is here. The effects of marijuana on the developing brain are reviewed here. Edible marijuana products … Continue reading

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Toddlers!

All busy, all the time! It’s all about positive reinforcement and limit setting. Here are the handouts I share most often with parents: Bananas_Living_with_1_and_2_Year_Olds ToddlerDiscipline.MDConsult 1 2 3 Magic by Dr. Phelan is the bible for 2 years and up. … Continue reading

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Stranger Things 3?

Nosebleeds are common, and generally not a sign of telekinesis. They happen more often with colds and allergies and when we put the heat on and dry out the air. Read more about preventing and treating here.

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Does Milk Cause Mucus?

The short answer is no. If you sick child likes milk, it’s okay to give it during colds and coughs. Milk has protein and natural sugars, and the body needs good nutrition to heal. If you child is allergic to … Continue reading

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