August is Child Eye Health and Safety Month

eyeVision plays an important role in children’s physical, cognitive, and social development. It is highly recommended your child receive an eye examination before going back to school. Common signs of vision troubles in children include: frequently rubbing eyes, squinting, tilting or turning head to look at objects, wandering eyes, or squeezing eyes. If your child displays any of these symptoms, please schedule an appointment to have their eyes checked.  For more information, visit PreventBlindness.org external link

 

August is also Immunization Awareness Month

immunizationsAugust is a good time to think about immunization. National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. For more information, visit HHS.gov external link

See also: Experts warn against alternate vaccination schedules external link

 

Household Child Safety

dangersHave a toddler?  Have you crawled around your house on your hands and knees to get a toddler's-eye-view of what they see?  You should; it's a good way to check your house for hazards they may be exposed to that you aren't  aware of!  An accident or injury can occur in any part of your home. Some safety hazards are obvious — others are not so easily identified. KidsHealth has compiled very handy checklists for household safety; see more at KidsHealth.org external link

 

Avoiding Heat-Stress

blue bright clouds 3768As the Summer continues, temperatures begin to rise. It’s important for you and your child that keep cool and avoid Heat stress. The place that children die from heatstroke most often is inside a hot car. It’s important to make sure your kid doesn’t get left in the car as well as keeping them hydrated when they are exercising during a hot day.Here are some more tips on how you can prevent your child from getting Heat stroke. external link

 

Back to School Time is Just Around The Corner.  Are You Ready?

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It's August, and that means that no matter how we feel about it, it's time to start thinking about our children going back to school (or for the very first time).  Back to school time is always a big transition, not only for children but for parents as well.  How can we prepare our kids for the transition from summer vacation and free time to school buses and chalkboards?  To help you and your child prepare for the new school year, here are some great tips from TeachHub.com external link

 

Fun Things for Families to Do Together in August

Klamath & Western RailroadLooking for something fun to do with the kids? Someplace fun to take the family and enjoy what's left of their summer vacation?  Lanessa Pierce, a mother of two, was always looking for fun and different things to do with her family. After spending a lot of time visiting several websites to try and come up with ideas, she decided to create her own one-stop-website for things to do in Southern Oregon. Visit her site at whattodoinsouthernoregon.com for ideas for fun and adventure!  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

 

 

When to get a cell phone

cell phone cellphone cellular telephone 1042143It’s hard to know when it is the best time to give a child their own cell-phone, and the answer is different for every family. Most children won’t need it in elementary school, though it can be convenient if they are vulnerable to medical emergencies. For more information on the things you should consider before getting your child a cell-phone, click here. external link

 

Measles Outbreak

bed child cute 101523The recent measle’s outbreak is a terrible issue, especially for parents of young children. It is more important than ever to get your child vaccinated, or make sure they are caught on their vaccination. This is especially important if your traveling anywhere, since there have been outbreaks international and in the U.S. For more information about the measle’s vaccine, click here. external link

 

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:

August Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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