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

 

Cold and Flu Season is Here

fluFlu vaccinations and practicing good hygiene is the best way to avoid getting sick. Wash your hands often, use a waterless hand sanitizer every time you touch a doorknob or any shared items, and always before eating or drinking anything. If you are coughing or sneezing, please wear a mask whenever in public. Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of fluids, especially water, and by avoiding caffeinated drinks. Rest is also important to help you recover - getting enough sleep is essential for healthy immune function!

 

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

 

More than a choking hazard

buttons camera circuits 1476316Christmas is over, and that means a lot of children have received some cool gifts. Among these gifts, are bound to be a few electronic toys. Something that parents should be concerned about are the batteries that power them. Some of these batteries can be small enough for children to swallow or shove up their nose and ear. This is not only dangerous because it’s a choking hazard, but also because of the electric current of the battery. Here external link is some more information about the dangers of Button Batteries and how you can prevent your child from messing with them.

 

 

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

 

The Flu

brown and white bear plush toy 42230If you have ever had the flu, you know it’s not fun. The symptoms are often worse than a cold, and it’s more contagious. The flu can also develop into more serous health risks like pneumonia. If you have a young child who you think has the flu, see the doctor right away. For more information about the flu, click here., external link

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

Febuary 2020

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

♥  Klamath County Library Website  ♥

 


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