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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

7 Tips to Calm Back to School Jitters

7 Tips to Calm Back to School Jitters

Be it kindergarten, middle school or high school, the start of school can cause jittery feelings in our kids. I have seen it in my own kids and in kids I see in my office. They have a certain edginess in the last weeks of summer induced by a mix of excitement and nerves.READ MORE

Getting to School “Old-Style”: 4 Ideas to Get Started Walking or Biking

Getting to School “Old-Style”: 4 Ideas to Get Started Walking or Biking

The benefits of being active are well-known. Increased physical activity is associated with healthier, leaner bodies and improved brain function, academic performance, and mental health. Still, most of us drive our kids to school! In 1969 about half of kids walked or biked to school, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unfortunately, today, fewer than 15% of kids walk or bike to school. Changing these numbers can change our kid’s health. READ MORE