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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

Sexual Behaviors in children

awkward kissAs uncomfortable as it is, part of growing up is learning about sexuality. Since it’s Child Abuse Awareness month, it might be a good time to talk to your kid about what is and isn’t okay. This Article talks about Sexual behaviors your child might be displaying, which ones are and which ones aren’t normal, as well as some good guidelines for to help keep safe from predators. Article, click here external link

 

Does Your Child Play Sports? Watch for Concussions

sportsThe most common causes of concussion include sports, car accidents or falls.  The two most dangerous sports include football and girls' soccer.  Concussions can cause serious injury, especially if a second injury occurs before your child's brain has healed completely. Having too many concussions will cause long-term brain damage that can lead to serious disease in the future.... Read More

 

 

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:

April Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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