Talking to Your Kids About School Shootings

How to talk to your children about mass shootings and other violence in the newsWe've discussed this subject before, but yet another school shooting has taken place. Most kids have never experienced a school shooting, but may fear they will.

We would really rather not have to have this discussion with our kids. It would be easier to just avoid the subject and hope they don't bring it up. But the reality is that we live in a world where terror and attacks seem to be happening with more frequency. They see it, too, whether we think they do or not. We need to talk with our children. And more importantly, to LISTEN to them when they talk about it.

In again this subject to the Children's Clinic of Klamath's website front page, we have tried to find a non-biased resource to which to link.

This time, we have selected an article on the website of the American Psychological Association, titled "Talking to your children about the recent spate of school shootings." Click the link to go to the article.


March is National Nutrition Month

national nutrition month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  Parents can check out resources online at external link



How to Keep Your Toddler Healthy this Winter

sickAs the mercury drops, cold and flu viruses make the rounds through homes and daycare facilities each year. If only there were a way to guarantee that your toddler won't get sick. Is there? While it's practically inevitable that your toddler will get a few colds this winter no matter what you do, it won't hurt to try these germ-fighting strategies... Read more at external link


Parenting Your Adolescent: The Young Teen Years


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! external link


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 external link


Common Pet Treatments Can Be Harmful to Children

petsFleas and ticks love your pets almost as much as your children do. Although these pests are vulnerable to over-the-counter flea and tick products, children are also vulnerable. Their neurological systems are still developing, and they’re most likely to ingest pet pesticides by accident. It’s not uncommon for a child to touch a pet, then put her hands in her mouth, consuming traces of pesticide. So, how can you keep your kids safe? Read more at external link





Youth Events at Klamath County Library

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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:

March Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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