April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention MonthStrong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being.  The Children's Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative each April.  Click here for more information external link


Food Safety at Home is Important

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Each year, an estimated 76 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated or improperly prepared foods. Many of these people get sick from foods prepared in their home.

Food safety is an important aspect of keeping your family healthy. Good hand washing, thorough surface disinfection, safe food handling and storage can reduce the risk of anyone getting sick from food in the home. Click here for some Food Safety and Health Tips from the CDC.


Children and Springtime Seasonal Allergies


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

Child Safety: From 'Stranger Danger' to 'Tricky People'

shark‘Tricky People’ are the new ‘strangers,’ and experts have lots to say on how to keep your children safe in today’s world.  Classic approaches to parenting often rely on a safety talk involving “Stranger Danger”; however many experts now recommend switching the safety conversation to “Tricky People.”  Kathryn Reilly describes some benefits to talking to kids about tricky people over stranger danger, on the Mothering.com website. Click here to read more. 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


Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know

sleepFrom infants and toddlers, to school-age kids and adolescents, sleep time problems can affect everyone in the family. And no matter what the difficulty may be – getting to sleep, staying asleep, bed-wetting, fears or nightmares – it’s never too late to take steps to correct it. The AAP book “Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know” helps parents and caregivers better understand sleep, answers questions and examines conflicting theories. external link


Fun Things for Families to Do Together in April

IMG 0278Just in time for spring, National Garden Month encourages you to dig in the dirt with your children. Spring is in the air! Kids everywhere are ready to ditch the snowsuits for shorts and T-shirts. Welcome spring and a new way to play with lots of fun things do in April with your family. Need some ideas?  Check out TheSpruce.com 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:

April Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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