October is Children's Health Month

kidsthreeThroughout the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency hosts and participates in a number of activities and events in October to raise awareness about children’s environmental health. This year’s theme, Protecting Children Where They Live, Learn and Play, highlights EPA’s commitment to work with communities to ensure every child has a safe place to live, learn and play.  Click here to visit the EPA's website for a list of events taking place throughout the country. external link

 

Food Safety at Home is Important

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Each year, an estimated 76 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated or improperly prepared foods. Many of these people get sick from foods prepared in their home.

Food safety is an important aspect of keeping your family healthy. Good hand washing, thorough surface disinfection, safe food handling and storage can reduce the risk of anyone getting sick from food in the home. Click here for some Food Safety and Health Tips from the CDC.

 

Halloween Safety Tips for Children

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Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a series of Halloween safety tips about costumes, pumpkin carving, home safety and more. We all want our children to be safe.  Following these tips may make your child's celebration healthy, safe, and spooktacular! Read more

 

Helping Your Children Through Their Fears

afraidEveryone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, experiences anxieties and fears at one time or another. Feeling anxious in a particularly uncomfortable situation never feels very good. However, with kids, such feelings are not only normal, they're also necessary. Dealing with anxieties can prepare young people to handle the unsettling experiences and challenging situations of life. Read more at KidsHealth.org external link

 

Homework Tips for Parents and Kids

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Early in school, homework will be fun activities and exercises, but it still is important to lay the foundation for good homework habits. Designating a specific area in which homework should be done, and agreeing on a time frame for doing homework each day, helps to build a routine that will benefit your child as well as instill a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.  Read more external link

 

 

Raising Safe and Healthy Kids

safe healthy familyFrom planning your pregnancy to knowing the signs of child development, from making sure your little ones are as safe as possible to teaching your children healthy habits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled a list of tips for parents on ways to raise safe and healthy kids.  These common-sense ideas are sure to benefit any parent at any stage of their family's lives.  Click here to read more at CDC.gov external link

 

Teaching Your Child: Brushing Teeth

brushing teethIt goes without saying that your child's teeth are important in many ways. If you teach your child how take care of their teeth, their teeth will help take care of your child. Strong, healthy teeth help them chew the right foods to help them grow. Teeth help your child to speak clearly. When you're choosing a toothpaste, make sure it contains fluoride. Fluoride makes teeth strong and protects them from cavities.  Read More at kidshealth.org external link

 

 

Food pitfalls

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Juggling family and work

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Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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Each month, Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities for families and young people of all ages.  These events are listed in a monthly information article published by the library with descriptions, dates and times of each activity.  We at The Children's Clinic encourage you to get your children involved in reading and fun, and are proud to provide links to each month's article as well as to the library's website:

October Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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