March is National Nutrition Month

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National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.  Parents can check out resources online at EatRight.org. external link

 

Early Signs of Autism

mom in red baby girl facesEarly diagnoses of mental disabilities, such as Autism, can help the child, and parent, cope with their disability. Even as babies, there could be signs that your child has autism. Not all children have the same symptoms, so it’s important to talk to your pediatrician. For more info, click here. 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

 

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

 

 

Protecting Your Child: Medication Safety

generic drugsChildren are curious by nature, and it makes sense that they would also be curious when it comes to medication. Many medications look and taste like candy. While it’s important to encourage our kids to explore and discover new things, when it comes to medication, we want to be careful to keep them safe. Here are a few tips to show you how. Read More at safekids.org external link

 

Kids & Tech: 10 Tips for Parents in the Digital Age

child at laptopIn a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. Research has shown that face-to-face time with family, friends, and teachers, plays a pivotal and even more important role in promoting children's learning and healthy development. Keep the face-to-face up front, and don't let it get lost behind a stream of media and tech.  Read about it at HealthyChildren.org 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:

March Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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