We are doing a collaboration with the Klamath County Health Department that will run Feb-July, to raise awareness of the HPV Vaccine. If you have a child that is 11-12 years, have them vaccinated for HPV. Not only to prevent HPV, but 6 different types of cancer as well. Its best to have them vaccinated by the time they are 13.
Notice about the Coronavirus outbreak.
Please contact us immediately if your child has been exposed to COVID-19 (commonly called the Coronavirus) and is showing symptons of the Coronavirus. Click the link below for more information about the corona virus, including symptoms, how you can prevent being exposed, and when you should call
February is National Children's Dental Health Month
Observed 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
Every 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
Sports During COVID
Many schools are re-opening, and so are school programs. Sports and athletic programs are important for children, but so is staying safe during COVID. Common sense is the most important thing, make your kids wash your hands before practice, wear their mask, and maintain social distance as much as possible. A big change that many parents and kids have to get to used is having kids attend practice and leave practice exactly on time. Healthychildren.org has a great checklist for parent's considering enrolling their kids into sports during COVID-19 that you can check out here
Fun Activities for Families to Enjoy in February
Looking 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
Flat Head Syndrome
Positional plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome, is a condition where the par of the baby's head is flatter than the rest. This is usually the result of the baby sleeping on the same position every night, often because the baby has trouble turning their neck. Flathead syndrome isn't serous, and will improve with time and growth. Flat head syndrome could be a sign of the baby having a stiff neck, which can slow development. Simple ways to treat flat head syndrome is to hold your baby more often as they sleep, and to change the head position of your baby as they sleep. For more information about flat head syndrome, click here
Teen Romantic Relationships
With 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
Kids & Tech: 10 Tips for Parents in the Digital Age
In 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
Teen drug abuse isn’t a new, but new forms of drug can pop up and find ways to confuse parents. E-cigarettes are sometimes used by people to help them stop smoking, but they can also provide a way for young people to start smoking. While it is “less toxic” than actual smoking, it’s still can lead to addiction. Parents should try to educate themselves on some of these new trends, so that they can recognize and understand what their children. For more information about e-cigarettes, click here.
Christmas Is coming, that means there will be a lot of travel going on. And with the constant down pour of snow, travel can be especially difficult. Make sure you are prepared for your family travels, make sure everyone in the care is warm, and be sure to check weather conditions before heading out. For more tips about safe Winter, and Winter safety in general, click here.
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Liquid Dosing Tip
When giving your child liquid medication, always use the dosing device that comes with the medication. Never use teaspoons or tablespoons, especially spoons taken from your silverware drawer. These are not accurate measures of dosage.
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Are Your Child's Vaccinations Current?
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) chart showing recommended immunizations for children from birth through 6 years old. Print and post this fun chart!