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Summer and Sensory Processing Issues

Summer fun can present unique challenges for kids who have challenges with certain textures, flavors, noise, or crowds. Some ideas for handling these here: https://childmind.org/article/summer-and-sensory-processing-issues

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Parenting ideas for kids with special needs

Children with sensory issues and other special concerns have unique needs that can present challenges for parents. Some of you are already parenting experts in these issues! Some ideas follow in the link below. Add your own ideas in the thread on our office Facebook page. Follow this link: https://childmind.org/article/parenting-hacks-for-special-needs-kids

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Screen time and your young child

Children younger than 2 are in a critical period of brain development that requires hands on learning. Screen time should be avoided beyond video chats with relatives. Children older than 2 are at a stage in brain development where tablets or computer apps can be implemented educationally in limited and interactive fashion, with parents still […]

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2019 Safer Sunscreens Guide

https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/ Click the link for the latest safer sunscreen guide. When shade or loose fitting light clothing isn’t an option, choose wisely here. Whichever product you choose, please test a patch on your child’s leg for a few hours before spreading it all over their body. Children 6 months and up can generally tolerate most […]

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Summer!

With kids counting down to the last day of school, we’re all looking forward to warm weather, free time and family adventures. But for a lot of parents (and kids, too!) the lack of structure and changes in routine can make those long summer days a struggle.Children may feel liberated from classes and homework, but […]

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If you needed another reason to immunize against measles…

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/05/07/404963436/scientists-crack-a-50-year-old-mystery-about-the-measles-vaccine

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Snow Daze ***

We will be trying our best to be available for your child’s needs this week during the blizzards. We will remain available for sick visits for those who are able to safely travel. If conditions merit, we may delay preventive visits…to prevent accidents in slippery weather. Please do not travel if conditions are unsafe or […]

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New carseat recommendations: stay rear facing as long as possible

National guidelines based on work done in Portland at OHSU have just come out to keep children rear facing as long as possible, from a new evaluation of current injury data.  Be sure to check this link for the story:  http://www.aappublications.org/news/2018/08/30/passengersafety083018  

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Questions about flu vaccines? You’re not alone, we’re here to help.

Happy to discuss at your child’s next preventive or immunization visit. Some good info to get started here: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/misconceptions.htm

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Back to School tips and Immunizations Are In For “Back to School”!

Good tips here from the American Academy of Pediatrics:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/school/Pages/Back-to-School-Tips.aspx Immunizations are in for back to school, including flu vaccines. Give us a ring to schedule an efficient “shots only” visit, or for any other concerns as our kids join the germ fest!  Dr. Martin reminds all kids to get a good night’s sleep, brush […]

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