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

 

 

 

Parenting Your Adolescent: The Young Teen Years

band‚ÄčCongratulations 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!

 

 

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

 

Eye Infections in Infants & Children

eye infectionsIf the white of your child's eye and the inside of his lower lid become red, he might have a condition called "conjunctivitis." Also known as pinkeye, this inflammation, which can be painful and itchy, usually signals an infection, but may be due to other causes, such as an irritation, an allergic reaction, or (rarely) a more serious condition. It's often accompanied by tearing and discharge, which is the body's way of trying to heal or remedy the situation.  In a newborn baby, such infections must be treated early to prevent serious complications.  Read more at HealthyChildren.org

 

Parenting 101 – Tips for Parents

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Looking for a way to build your parenting skills? The goal of parenting is to teach kids to develop self-discipline as well as to encourage your children and adolescents to feel positive about themselves and to become the winners they were meant to be. 

For lots of practical solutions for parents as well as tips for improving communication, building good relationships and other useful parenting skills, visit ChildDevelopmentInfo.com

 

Children and Springtime Seasonal Allergies

springSpring is here!  Unfortunately for some children, this is a time of triggering allergies.  Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is a common problem in infants and children.

Having uncontrolled allergies can put your child at risk for getting a secondary sinus infection, ear infections, and for having poor concentration at school. Read more at About.com

 

Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet

sharkThe Internet can be an extremely useful tool for young people. But it can also bring unwanted trouble - from cyberbullying to more serious Internet dangers, including exposure to sexual predators.  As a parent, you want to protect your child from straying into the seedy side of the Internet, but you also want them to be able to reap the benefits of information and knowledge that are available online.  Just how DO you keep them safe?  WebMD.com has some tips for you.

 

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.