“If your child struggles with anxiety, you know the challenge of finding the right things to say when he or she is worried. It’s not easy to connect without making the fears worse, while at the same time offering support and encouragement.
Are you curious how you can help calm an anxious child?”
Source: 13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down
Make sure your school-aged children are ready for a healthy school year before and while they attend. | NIH Medlineplus the Magazine
Source: Back-to-School Health Tips: Immunizations | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine
High school athletes who tended to focus on one sport were 50 percent more likely to get hurt than those who hadn’t specialized. Injuries included ankle sprains, knee tendonitis, and stress fractures.
Source: Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds
One more reason to get out and explore the outdoors with your family.
If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It’s a wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.
Source: Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood
“The findings also underscore the importance of proper seat belt use, as opposed to simply using a seat belt at all. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced last year that seat belt use is at its highest level since 1994. But this latest analysis points out that, at least for children, if the seat belt is not correctly fastened across the body, or the child does not have an appropriate car or booster seat, the result can be deadly.”
A review of child deaths after fatal car crashes found wide variations by state and region, and suggests state authorities could radically decrease child deaths by changing traffic safety laws.
Source: 43 Percent Of Children Who Died From Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained
State health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened mostly Somali-American children. The vaccination rate is low in this tight community that’s worried about autism.
Source: Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak
Additional Reading: The Verge, CNN
By Alyssa Green Summer vacation is nearly upon us…what are you going to do with the kids?! Well, Sacramento is a great place to be during the summertime. There is a lot to do and see. Howe…
Source: 25+ Free Or Nearly Free Sacramento Summer Activities For Kids
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Is your employer supportive of breastfeeding or pumping??
Tell us all about it! We are seeking nominations for our annual Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Awards!
The Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition is co-sponsoring the workplace awards. Visit their site to submit your nomination or download the form!
Smokers expose their families to increased levels of nicotine and chemical residue left behind from cigarettes known as “thirdhand smoke.”
Source: A new worry for smokers’ families: ‘thirdhand smoke’
The number of children injured by strollers, cribs, carriers and other nursery products is on the rise. Researchers say both parents and manufacturers can do things to limit injuries.
Source: Nursery Products To Blame For Rise In Infant Injuries, Study Finds