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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

  • 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...

  • Breastfeeding a Newborn: Tips for the First Few Days

    Let’s face it – the first hours and days of breastfeeding can be rough. You feel committed to breastfeeding and know it’s the healthiest, best choice for both you...

  • Your 6-Year-Old

    Although your 6-year-old child may seem very grown up as they head off to a day at school or to a play date without you, they still need your support very much. They’ll...

  • 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...

  • 6 Steps to Keep Kids Safe Online

    Our children are often plugged in all-day to study, play, and connect with family and friends. Digital platforms provide us so many positive opportunities – but they ca...

  • 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. ...