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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

Making Mornings Easier? Get the Kids to Help!

Making Mornings Easier? Get the Kids to Help!

Crazy school day mornings? These can be one of the hardest parts of being a parent. Recently, there was some talk on Twitter about this  issue. One mom mentioned she was tired of reading articles, posts, and tweets about how if a parent (usually a mom) was just a bit more organized then their mornings would go more smoothly! As if somehow moms just aren’t doing this 24/7 job as well as we could. READ MORE
How to Help Your Baby Sleep

How to Help Your Baby Sleep

One of the most common questions any pediatrician gets is: “How can I help my baby sleep better?” The answer is so complex and specific to the baby, parents, family, and culture that I hesitate to even write about baby sleep! It just isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing.  READ MORE
Raising a Resilient Child

Raising a Resilient Child

I was raised by a single mother in New York City until I was about 13. During those early days, she worked and went to graduate school. I went to school and took the city bus home to a small apartment. It was a good life – with some challenges. As a parent now, I can see my mother would have protected me from these challenges if she could have. READ MORE