Behavior & Development information from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a premier pediatrics practice in San Francisco, California.

Behavior & Development

Behavior & Development information from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a premier pediatrics practice in San Francisco, California.

The Magic of Sleep

In my articles on boosting immunity and supporting an anti-viral gut, I touched on the importance of sleep. But sleep deserves more than a brief mention, especially considering most people spend about a third of their lives snoozing! Sleep is a key part of the foundation on which we build our health and wellbeing. In

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Generosity: The Ultimate Gift

For many of us, this winter holiday time is a season of giving. There are so many opportunities to support organizations that are doing meaningful work, and it’s also super fun to surprise friends and family with gifts. But this season can be emotionally and financially exhausting because of our society’s consumerist focus. My inbox

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“You Matter!”: Defeating Toxic Achievement Culture While Promoting Self-Motivation

You may have heard about the new book, Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic–And What We Can Do About It, by Jennifer Breheny Wallace. The author has appeared on several podcasts and news shows, which is how she and her book caught our attention. In Never Enough, Wallace takes a deep dive into achievement

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Back to School

It’s transition time! As summer moves into fall and school begins again, there’s an opportunity to approach the shift with conscious choices to help ease us into the coming academic year. In this article, you’ll find some suggestions for navigating schedule changes, family transitions, as well as school relationships. Changes to the Daily Schedule During

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Screen Time: Empowered Choices

For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic gave us some new best friends: our screens. During lockdown, screens allowed us to stay connected with people and gave many of us a way to continue to “go to work” and earn a livelihood. Screens gave children a way to continue to attend school. More than ever

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GetzWell’s New Offering: from Stress to Wellness – StressWell!

We’re so excited to announce our newest physician, Rachel Gilgoff, MD, who uses a cutting-edge approach to treating and managing stress in children. With her expertise, GetzWell Pediatrics are expanding our services to include From Stress to Wellness – StressWell! Dr. Gilgoff offers novel interventions and strategies which can balance an overactive stress response system.

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