September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September Childhood Cancer AwarenessChances are your child will not get cancer: the odds of your child developing cancer by the age of 19 is approximately 1 in 330. But cancer is second only to accidents as a cause of death in children.
And, just as you put your child in a car seat or a seat belt each time you get into the car, just as you teach your child to play safely, just as you watch your young child constantly so that he or she does not get hurt, so you also need to watch for signs of childhood cancer. See the signs at the Pediatric Oncology Resource Center's website. external link

 

Tips for Healthy Children and Families

healthy bananaYou can help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits. As a parent, you can encourage your kids to evaluate their food choice and physical activity habits.

The American Heart Association has some tips and guidelines to get you started, such as being a good role model, keeping things positive, setting realistic goals rewarding well, and more.

Read more at heart.org! 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

 

Promoting Healthy Childhood Friendships 

friendshipEven if your child has friends outside of school, he/she probably will form more as they progress through grade school. However, children can be picky, so do not be alarmed if it seems like he/she often has a new best friend and, as a result, ex-best friend.  Relationships can change often and quickly in the early social years. Here are some ideas about how you can nurture your child’s friendships... Read more

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Article: Infant sleeping position and reflux

adorable baby child 789786Gastroesophageal reflux, or GER and more commonly know as spit-up, is a common condition for infants that start around 2-3 weeks of age. Reflux is common and will eventually to pass, but there are a lot of misconceptions about how sleeping positions can affect reflux. Some believe that laying the baby on their stomach will prevent the baby from choking on its spit up. However, babies naturally learn how to either swallow or spit out their own spit-up, so they are not at risk of chocking on their own spit-up. A baby is more at risk of SID (sudden infant death syndrome) when laying on their stomach. For more about reflux and sleeping positions, click here. external link

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

September Youth 2019

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:

September Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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