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A Blog From Your Kaiser Permanente Physicians

Is Your Child Feeling Anxious?

Is Your Child Feeling Anxious?

My colleagues and I have seen an increase in the number of anxious children coming through our doors this past year. These kids have faced stress from the effects of COVID-19 on their families, friends, school routines, and social activities. They’ve heard news coverage of traumatic events such as wildfires, elections, and racial injustice. Their anxiety is understandable. Stress can cause kids to have physical... READ MORE
Why Talk to Your Children About Racism?

Why Talk to Your Children About Racism?

As parents, we want to protect our little ones from harm and any cruel realities in our society. As an African American mother, wife, and pediatrician, I know firsthand this can be a difficult feat. My husband and I have conversations regularly with our boys to let them know what to do when they’re treated unfairly. We also build self-esteem by encouraging them to be proud of their heritage and history. We started these conversations during their preschool years, much sooner than I ever thought I’d have to. READ MORE