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A Blog from Your Kaiser Permanente Pediatricians in Northern California

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
Constipation in Kids

Constipation in Kids

What goes up must come down. You clean your house, but it will never stay clean for long. And what goes in makes what comes out. These are laws of nature – and I’ll get back to that last one in a moment. Constipation is a problem for many kids! READ MORE
Your Child Has a Fever. When to Call the Doctor?

Your Child Has a Fever. When to Call the Doctor?

You’re sitting with your sick child, looking at a thermometer, and wondering, “How high is too high?”  Does this sound familiar? Most of us have been there – even me. And I know that fever is just a symptom that can actually play a positive role in fighting infections – and it’s rarely serious! Yet I still worry when my kids have a fever. READ MORE
7 Tips for a Healthy, Meaningful Holiday Season

7 Tips for a Healthy, Meaningful Holiday Season

The mad dash from Thanksgiving through New Year’s can feel exhausting. Several important holidays, including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, fall within this 6 week period. In my house, we celebrate Christmas. As much as I love the magic of this holiday there was one year when much of the joy was lost in trying to make the season perfect for my kids. READ MORE