Commonwealth Pediatrics 781-451-0072
Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday & Holidays: 8am to 11am
Sunday: 8am to 11am
Commonwealth Pediatrics 781-451-0072
Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday & Holidays: 8am to 11am
Sunday: 8am to 11am

Patient Resources | Commonwealth Pediatrics

Websites We Recommend

General pediatric care
The American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Website

Coronavirus
Boston Children’s Hospital
CDC

Specific pediatric conditions
Boston Children’s Hospital Conditions and Treatments

Pediatric vaccines
The Vaccine Education Center of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Adolescent health and body changes
Center for Young Women’s Health from Boston Children’s Hospital
Young Men’s Health from Boston Children’s Hospital

Food allergies
Food Allergy Research and Education

Mental health/behavioral health
National Institute of Mental Health
Handhold Massachusetts
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (or call 800-273-8255)

LGBTQ resources
Gender Spectrum
CDC LGBT Youth Resources List

Domestic violence/sexual assault/safe dating
Mass211 (or call 2-1-1)
Jane Doe Inc.
Safelink (or call 877-785-2020)

Massachusetts nutrition benefits programs
Women, Infants, & Children Program (WIC)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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Books We Recommend

General Resources

  • Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality, by Drs. Jana & Shu
  • Your Baby's First Year, by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Caring for Your School Age Child, by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Caring for Your Teenager, by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Nutrition

  • The New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding, by Dr. Meek
  • Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know, by the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, by Ellyn Satter

Discipline and Development

  • The Wonder Years, by Dr. Altmann
  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, by Dr. Phelan
  • Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, by Jane Nelsen
  • Positive Discipline for Preschoolers, by Jane Nelsen
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers, by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott
  • Building Resilience in Children and Teens, by Dr. Ginsburg
  • Raising Kids to Thrive, by Dr. Ginsburg

Puberty

  • The Care and Keeping of You, Volume One, by Valorie Schaefer (American Girl Series)
  • The Care and Keeping of You, Volume Two, by Dr. Natterson (American Girl Series)
  • Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys, by Dr. Natterson