November 20, 2019 -- We have flu vaccine available for children 6 months and up! Click here for information on scheduling an appointment for a flu shot.
Check out these holiday-related behavior articles from the Child Mind Institute:
The Family Gathering: A Survival Guide – How to help your kids be at their best and have fun, too
10 Tips for Raising Grateful Kids – How to help kids show (and feel) appreciation
How to Take the Stress Out of the Holidays – Help kids rise to the occasion, and don’t aim too high
Enjoy the Holidays More With Mindfulness – Slow down and get more out of this busy season
Helping Children With Selective Mutism During the Holidays – How to be supportive and help kids shine during family gatherings and parties
How to Handle Holidays After a Death in the Family – Grief can make special days harder
November 14, 2019 -- Check out these new and updated articles from HealthyChildren.org:
Sweeteners and Sugar Substitutes: Parent FAQs
Microwave Safety Tips to Prevent Burns
Soccer-Related Injuries in Kids are Rising -- What Can Parents Do?
Check out these great behavior articles from the Child Mind Institute:
How to Help Kids Deal With Embarrassment – Don’t minimize their feelings, but do praise them for being resilient
How to Help Children Calm Down – Techniques for helping kids regular their emotions and avoid explosive behavior
Conflicts Over Parenting Styles – How to keep your differences from hurting your kids
Autism and Picky Eating – Practical tips for parents of kids with rigid eating habits and problem mealtime behaviors
5 Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families – Making sure the other kids get what they need, too
September 25, 2019 -- Flu vaccine is now available for all children 6 months and older (either private or Medi-Cal insurance).
1) If your child is due for a well child visit between now and the end of November, he or she can receive the flu vaccine at their well child visit. If your child is not due for a well visit before December, please call our office to schedule OR self-schedule a flu vaccine appointment on the Patient Portal for your child to receive a flu vaccine.
2) To make an appointment online for your child to receive a flu vaccine, log in to our Patient Portal, select your child’s name, and click on the “Flu Clinic” tab to self-schedule an appointment during our flu clinic hours (offered on most Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:15PM). If you are having trouble scheduling an appointment through the Portal or need a time other than during our flu clinic hours, please call our office to schedule a flu vaccine appointment.
3) Please remember that a flu vaccine appointment allows only enough time for your child to receive the flu vaccine. If your child needs to be seen by the doctor for any issues other than simply receiving a flu vaccine, please call our office to make a regular ill visit or well check appointment instead.
4) A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for all kids aged 6 months to 18 years old.