July is National Park and Recreation Month

fireworksDiscover the power of play and adventure. For children and adults, play is a vital part of our mental wellbeing, physical health and personal interactions. The National Recreation and Park Association challenges everyone to "get their play on" with their local parks and recreation. Whether it’s summer camp, a sports league, exploring a trail, Zumba class, meeting friends on the playground, playing in the park, or discovering nature — parks and play go hand in hand.

 

Family Dynamics

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Families are much more than groups of individuals. They have their own goals and aspirations. They also are places where every child and adult should feel that he or she is special and be encouraged to pursue his or her own dreams; a place where everyone's individuality is permitted to flourish.

What makes a "perfect" parent? What can families do for fun? How to handle family arguments and disruptions? These are only a few articles worth reading this month on HealthyChildren.org! external link

 

Parenting Your Adolescent: The Young Teen Years

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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

 

 

Summer Travel Tips for Family Vacations

travel with kidsPlanning on taking your family on a vacation this summer?  So much to plan for, so much to overlook... but so much to enjoy!  This resource from Parents Magazine offers forty-five tips that you might find helpful, especially if you have young travelers in your family, and can help your vacation to be 100% fun and relaxing for all. Or, as close to 100% as possible.  Read all about it at Parents.com external link

 

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke and Your Children

marijuana leafYes, weed is legal now, and many adults legally smoke it. Some parents do so around their young children. And while they may believe that using pot is safer and more natural than smoking tobacco, experts say secondhand smoke from pot might be just as hazardous for children's developing bodies and minds. If you are a parent and partaker of pot, you should be interested in this article at  Health.USNews.com. external link

 

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

child at laptopIn 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 external link

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines

immunizationsIn response to news reports suggesting a possible new federal commission on immunizations, the American Academy of Pediatrics reiterates that vaccines protect children’s health and save lives. They prevent life-threatening diseases, including forms of cancer. Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are the most significant medical innovation of our time. 

Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.  Click here to read more.

 

 

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:

June Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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