Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Pete provides sound advice and insight on some of the most frequently asked questions he gets from parents about child rearing and basic medical advice.
I’m confused about what I hear in the media about vaccinations. Are they safe? Do they cause autism?
What is your opinion on the use of over-the-counter medications?
Do you recommend vitamins for kids?
Allergies and Genetics
If I’m allergic to something does it mean my children will also be allergic?
How do I clean the ear wax from my child’s ears?
I have a 5 year old son, and I think the school is heading towards telling me that he is ADHD and is going to want to prescribe something. Where do I go from here?
I have a 12 year old son who is in the 7th grade and goes to public school. I suspect that he has Dyslexia. Is there a test for it?
Does Almaden Pediatrics take my insurance?
Click here for a list of insurance plans that we accept, or call us to ask about your specific plan.
Schedule of Check Ups & Vaccines
Birth to 18 Months
Birth: Hepatitis B #1
1 month: Hepatitis B #2
9 months: Hepatitis B #3
2 Years to 6 Years
2-3 years: No vaccines if all have been completed as recommended.
5-6 years: MMR #2, DTap #5 , and Polio #4
(NOTE: These vaccines are typically administered together as part of the pre-kindergarten visit. For children who will be having their pre-kindergarten visit while still 4 years old, they will generally receive the Chicken Pox vaccine in addition to the “Kinder Shots.”)
6 Years to 10 Years
Yearly check ups. No scheduled vaccines.
11 Years to 18 Years
Books on Basic Parenting Skills
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting Don Dinkmeyer
Parenting the Strong-Willed Child Rex Forehand & Nicholas Long
The Wonder of Boys Michael Gurian
The Wonder of Girls Michael Gurian
Books to Help your Children Develop Healthy Sleeping Habits
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Marc Weissbluth
On Becoming Babywise Gary Ezzo & Robert Bucknam
Solve Your Childs Sleep Problems Richard Ferber
Guide to Your Child’s Sleep American Academy Of Pediatrics & Inc D.S.H. Publishing
Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book Dr. Seuss
The Going to Bed Book Sondra Boynton
Books on Puberty for Girls
My Body, My Self for Girls: “What’s Happening to My Body?” Quizbook and Journal, Second Edition Lynda Madaras & Area Madaras
The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls American Girl Library Valorie Schaefer
Growing Up, It’s a Girl Thing: Straight Talk About First Bras, First Periods, and Your Changing Body Mavis Jukes & Debbie Tilley
Books about Parenting Teens
Surviving High School Michael Riera
Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line Jane Bluestein
We do not recommend any specific pre-school. This is simply a list of the pre-schools in our area that many or our patients attend.
Action Day Willow Glen
San Jose Parent Participation
Shephard of the Valley