June is Child Vision Awareness Month

june is child vision awareness monthDespite the fact that undetected and untreated vision problems can lead to serious academic, health and social problems, only 1 in 3 children receive an eye exam before entering school. Oftentimes, kids don’t even realize they have vision problems because they think everyone sees the world the same way they do. This is why regular eye exams and constant communication with your child about his or her vision is extremely important. Read more at blog.njoyvision.com external link

 

Trends in Children’s Books: Five 2018 Predictions from Scholastic

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What will kids be reading in 2018? Scholastic editors issue five predictions about what children’s book trends will be popular and successful this year. More books will highlight strong female characters, Kid-friendly nonfiction will continue to grow, “Iconic series and characters” will return with new stories, fantasy worlds and creatures should maintain popularity, and activity books will be engaging, especially in the STEM arena. Read more at Publishing Perspectives! 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

 

 

12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

gratitudeTired of bickering, jealousy, and selfishness? Kids are naturally materialistic and self-serving– but the good news is that gratitude can be taught. And from gratitude flows joy.  Kathleen Berchelmann M.D., FAAP, a pediatrician at St. Louis Children's Hospital, has 12 tips that can help parents teach their children gratitude; read more at healthychildren.org! external link

 

 

Car Seats: Information for Families

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One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents find this overwhelming.

Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child.  Read More external link

 

HPV and Cancer: HPV Vaccinations recommended for ages 11 and up

immunizationsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an epidemic of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the United States. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection.  The American Cancer Society recommends that routine HPV vaccination for girls and boys should be started at age 11 or 12.  Boys and girls in this age group have the best response to the vaccine, which prevents most cases of cervical and anal cancer in females if the vaccine is given before a person is exposed to HPV.  Read more on the American Cancer Society's website. 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:

June Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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