Tag Archives: kids

Stop Trying to Sell Vegetables

Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you! How many times did we hear this as kids, and how many times have we told our own kids? A recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Research may teach us all an … Continue reading

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From my reading list

These recent op-ed articles about youth sports and career planning are thought-provoking.   Sports Should Be Child’s Play Is Your Student Prepared for Life This final piece compiled from back issues of Bananas, describes their RELAX campaign. Relax Let’s keep the child … Continue reading

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Heat Illness and the Heat Index

Kids don’t adapt to extreme temperatures as well as adults. They generate more metabolic heat per mass when active, have a reduced capacity to sweat, and their high surface area to body mass ratio means they absorb more heat from the environment. When … Continue reading

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Headache Homework

Headaches are a common problem in pediatrics with many different triggers and causes. If your child is having headaches, please call our office for evaluation. The following information is for parents of children who have been examined in the office. Track … Continue reading

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Run!

Selecting the right running shoe is here. Read about overuse and burnout here. Information about heat stress and exercise is here. Warm up information is here.

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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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When Your Kids are Sick

Here are some articles for families of little and not so little ones for those sick days: When Kids Get Sick A Cough and Cold Primer Medicine Tastes Yucky The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their site for parents … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Countdown

    A great handout from the good folks at Bananas in Oakland on getting your new kindergartener ready is here.

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Cardboard 101

Warmer weather is the perfect time for taking art outside for inspiration and ease of cleanup. Fancy easels and art supplies aren’t necessary: a cardboard box makes a fine art table (cut holes in the cardboard to hold paint cups) … Continue reading

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