February is National Children's Dental Health Month

childrens dental health monthObserved by the ADA since 1981, National Children’s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. Read more about National Children's Dental Health Month on the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research's website external link


February is Also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness MonthEvery year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. 3 in 4 parents have never talked to their children about domestic violence. Every year, during the month of February, advocates join efforts to raise awareness about dating violence, highlight promising practices, and encourage communities to get involved.  For more information and resources about Teen Dating Awareness Month, visit nrcdv.org external link



Fun Activities for Families to Enjoy in February

carseatLooking for some ideas to keep the late Winter boredom away? Stay warm and spend time with your kids. Here's a list of fun ideas from The Spruce about things for families to do together in February to burn off kid energy when you're stuck inside.  The Spruce is an online resource offering kid-friendly recipes, fun activities plus parenting tips is an online resource offering kid-friendly recipes, fun activities plus parenting tips. 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



Teen Romantic Relationships

art blur cord 256711With Valentines day coming up, parents need to be more aware of their children’s romantic relationships. Even if your child isn’t dating yet, it’s a good idea to teach your child how to have a healthy relationship. Here is a good article that talks about for Do’s and Don’ts Teens in relationships and parents with teens in relationships. external link


Caring For Your Child: Type I Diabetes

Type I diabetesType I diabetes affects children and young adults. Only 5% of people with diabetes have Type I, but diabetes is a disease that impacts the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Whether you're a parent, sibling or other family member, your support and understanding can make all the difference. Read more at the American Diabetes Association's website. external link



Whooping Cough

baby beautiful blur 322070Whooping cough is a respiratory disease that involves severe coughing spells. Symptoms start off similar a common cold, but then later result into an extending coughing spell. Whooping cough is highly contagious and can be fatal to infants, so early treatment is important.Click here for more information. external link










Youth Events at Klamath County Library

Feburary 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:

February Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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