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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

  • 8 Steps to an Effective Time-Out

    Let’s face it, young kids misbehave at times. Starting from an early age they test their limits and ours. To deal with this, most parents (about 85% of us) have tried t...

  • Should Your Toddler Use Your Phone?

    Your baby is fussing while you're trying to talk on the phone, so you let them play "Baby Shark" on it. This works like a charm – both to distract them and give you som...

  • Why Spanking Is Not Okay

    Spanking isn’t good for any child. Pediatricians at Kaiser Permanente and the American Academy of Pediatrics agree – spanking is a poor way to discipline a child. ...

  • What Do New Fathers Need to Know?

    On a long plane flight recently, I started talking with the man next to me. He and his wife were expecting their first baby – due in just 3 months – and he was excite...

  • Talking About Sexual Abuse

    The list of what parents worry about is long! Often topping that list is fear about what can happen to our children when they’re not with us, and what others could do t...

  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    As parents, we do everything possible to keep our kids safe – using car seats, keeping up with vaccinations, having them wear helmets, and more. April is National Child...