May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

asthmaMay is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. Asthma is a common lung condition in kids and teens. It causes breathing problems, with symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Anyone can have asthma, even babies, and the tendency to develop it often runs in families. Do you know how to handle an asthma flare up, when to call the doctor or when to go to the ER?  Read more about childhood asthma at kidshealth.org external link

 

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

 

 

Children and Springtime Seasonal Allergies

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Spring is here!  Unfortunately for some children, this is a time of triggering allergies.  Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is a common problem in infants and children.

Having uncontrolled allergies can put your child at risk for getting a secondary sinus infection, ear infections, and for having poor concentration at school. Read more at VeryWell.com external link

 

 

Choosing Safe Baby Products

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From baby carriers to playpens, from infant seats to toys, it is important that parents keep their child's safety in mind when it comes to baby products.  But selecting safe products for your baby can be confusing, especially with all the new gadgets and features available (not to mention the many product recalls).  Nemours Foundation has several articles about choosing safe baby products that can help you make safe choices. Read More! 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:

May Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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