May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

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May is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 6.3 million children under the age of 18 suffer from asthma.  Does your child?  Do you know how to handle an asthma flare up, when to call the doctor or when to go to the ER?  Read more about childhood asthma at kidshealth.org

 

 

15 Secrets of Happy Families

Happy Families‚ÄčImages of happy families have rarely been in short supply. We all have ideas about what they should look like, and have all seen how they are presented in television shows.  Does yours fit the portrait of a happy family? Happy families can and do exist; yours can be one as well.  WebMD offers 15 "Secrets" to a happy family... Read More at WebMD

 

 

Kids & Tech: 10 Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

kid playing video gameIn a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Research has shown that face-to-face time with family, friends, and teachers, plays a pivotal and even more important role in promoting children's learning and healthy development. Keep the face-to-face up front, and don't let it get lost behind a stream of media and tech.  Read about it at HealthyChildren.org

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities each month for young people.  Featured events for May include Jedi Academy, Virtual Reality demonstrations, a Teddy Bear concert, Family Craft & Movie, Teen Tech Corner, Youth and Teen Writers' Groups, a Teen Movie, Youth Book Clubs, a Story Hike and much more!  Read more

 

Parenting Your Adolescent: The Young Teen Years

band‚Äč Congratulations on your child becoming a teenager!  This is a time of change: Emotional, mental, physical and social.  It isn't always smooth and easy, but they are growing up and entering a new stage in life, which of course means that you as a parent are entering a new phase in life as well.  Are you ready?  The CDC has information that can help you understand and help your child in this phase of their development.  Read more!

 

Tips for Parents – Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight

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You've read about it in newspapers and seen it on the news: in the United States, the number of obese children and teens has continued to rise over the past two decades. Why are doctors and scientists troubled by this trend? And as parents or other concerned adults, you may ask: What steps can we take to help prevent obesity in our children?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website offers answers and tips.

 

Choosing Safe Baby Products

safe baby productsFrom baby carriers to playpens, from infant seats to toys, it is important that parents keep their child's safety in mind when it comes to baby products.  But selecting safe products for your baby can be confusing, especially with all the new gadgets and features available (not to mention the many product recalls).  Nemours Foundation has several articles about choosing safe baby products on their KidsHealth.org website that can help you make safe choices.

 

2016 Sports Injury Prevention Tip Sheet

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More children are competing in sports than ever before. Sports help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. However, there are some important injury prevention tips that can help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their child.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a tip sheet about sports injury prevention. See more on the AAP website.