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 more


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 more


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 more


12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

  By: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD, FAAP  * Adapted from 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 more


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 more


Packing Healthy School Lunches

*Adapted from the Back to School 2018 edition of‘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 more