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


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


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


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



Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Information

rsvprotectionSymptoms of RSV are similar to other respiratory infections.  Illness begins 4 to 6 days after being exposed to the virus.  In adults and older children, typical RSV symptoms include a low-grade fever, congested or runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, fatigue, and occasionally wheezing. In children younger than age 2, RSV can cause a lower respiratory tract illness such as bronchiolitis or pneumonia; more severe cases can result in respiratory failure.  Read more



Teaching Your Child: Brushing Teeth

brushing teethIt goes without saying that your child's teeth are important in many ways. If you teach your child how take care of their teeth, their teeth will help take care of your child. Strong, healthy teeth help them chew the right foods to help them grow. Teeth help your child to speak clearly. When you're choosing a toothpaste, make sure it contains fluoride. Fluoride makes teeth strong and protects them from cavities.  Read More at kidshealth.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

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:

February Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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