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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 fast-paced...read 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 of...read 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 that...read more


 

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  Surprise...read 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 last...read more


 

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 interfere...read more