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Please contact us immediately if your child has been exposed to COVID-19 (commonly called the Coronavirus) and is showing symptons of the Coronavirus. Click the link below for more information about the corona virus, including symptoms, how you can prevent being exposed, and when you should call

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

human trafficking monthHuman Trafficking is not something that only goes on in third world countries.  Each day, there is a news story about someone missing, about a sex trafficking operation being busted, about exploitation of minors somewhere in America.  Yes, sometimes even in the Klamath Basin.  Tragically, the victims of human trafficking are often children. 

We have listed some resources that will help you understand the problem of human trafficking, become aware of its scope, understand the signs that someone is a victim, and learn how you can help them.  Click here to go to our resource page.

IF YOU SUSPECT SOMEONE IS BEING TRAFFICKED, DO NOT PUT THEM OR YOURSELF IN DANGER BY TRYING TO INTERVENE ON YOUR OWN.  CALL 911 AND REPORT YOUR SUSPICIONS AND OBSERVATIONS.

 

New Year’s Resolution for Kids

ballpen calendar close up 1558691With the fresh start that the new year brings, it’s a wonderful time to start working on a way to improve yourself with a new year’s resolution. Many kids have their own resolutions, and it’s a good idea to encourage them to work on bettering themselves. Of course, as we all know, keeping a new year’s resolution all year can be extremely difficult. It’s even harder for kids, especially when they have a learning or attention issue. Here are some useful tips for keeping your kid on track with their new year’s resolution.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 BabyCenter.com external link

 

 

Winter Weather Health and Safety

snowmobile by Daniel SinocaChildren's Clinic of Klamath would like to provide you with information from various Centers for Disease Control (CDC) programs related to winter weather hazards.  We have compiled a list of content links to various subjects including Emergency Preparedness and Response, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Power Outages and more.  Click here for our winter health and safety information page.

Snowmobile image by Daniel Sinoca, used under Morguefile license

 

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

 

 

Getting Ready to Drive

Car with passengerCar crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. It's important to teach your child good driving habits early on. The best way you can do this is by example. Drive safely without distractions, have your teen/preteen read out directions when going to new locations, to help them be involved before they get the chance to be behind the wheel. For more tips on how to teach your child how to drive safely, visit this article on safekids.org. visit this article on safekids.org. external link

 

 

TV and furniture tip over

Old TVA common danger to young children that parents may think about are T.V. and furniture tip-overs. It's a good idea to make sure your furniture, especially old heavy TVs, are secured and won't be easily tipped over. Attach furniture to the wall if you can, to prevent them being knocked over. Rearrange household items so that heavy objects are in lower shelves and drawers. Discourage your kids from climbing furniture, store toys and other things kids may want to grab somewhere where they won't be tempted to climb to reach them.Click here fore more tips about avoiding TV and furniture tip overs

Photo by Aleks Dorohovich on Unsplash.

 

Winter Driving

auto car cold driving 376361Christmas Is coming, that means there will be a lot of travel going on. And with the constant down pour of snow, travel can be especially difficult. Make sure you are prepared for your family travels, make sure everyone in the care is warm, and be sure to check weather conditions before heading out. For more tips about safe Winter, and Winter safety in general, click here. external link

 

 


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