Two local school districts are offering parents a terrific resource: Love and Logic classes. "Love and Logic" is a program designed to provide parents with simple and easy-to-use techniques that help them have more fun and less stress while raising responsible kids of all ages. This well-established and effective program has received rave reviews from Lenawee County parents over the past few years (Love and Logic flyer).
The Lenawee Intermediate School District is offering a parent workshop series this school year, in partnership with Communities in Schools, Lenawee United Way, and the Kiwanis. The topics are timely, with experienced presenters, and the sessions feature childcare, refreshments and giveaways. ■ Sept. 20: Positive Parenting for Successful Students - Julie Ross, Brain Research Expert, LISD - Energy and tips for making the new school year successful.
Volunteers will be available to help you apply for free or reduced cost medication at a local "Day of Action" event: When: Friday, September 14th, 9am-4pm Where: Community Action Agency (400 W. South St., Adrian) Bring: Social Security Number of Applicant, name of medication(s), Insurance information (if any), copy of 2011 Federal Tax Return and proof of household income. This event is part of Lenawee United Way's Day of Action.
Help your kids take better care of their teeth with expert helpful hints. Suson Holmes, a Dental Hygienist with Dental Health Associates, will join us to discuss preschool oral care. This meeting will be held at the LISD Tech Center Main Building (1372 N. Main Street) on Thursday, September 6th at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided. The children will participate in this presentation. Register at www.lenaweegreatstart.org/parent-coalition/register-events
The Study Persistent snoring during the toddlers years could be linked with behavioral problems, a study published online today in the journal Pediatrics suggests. Researchers surveyed 249 children and their mothers about sleep habits. Kids who had a bad snoring habit at the ages of two and three were more likely to have behavior problems compared with those who never snored, or kids who snored at age two or age three, but not both years.
The Lenawee County Health Department (2040 S. Winter St., Adrian) is providing an immunization clinic for children ages 11 and up on Friday, August 24 from 2-6 PM, by appointment only. Call 517-264-5226 (option 2). Uninsured? Underinsured? They can help!
Eighteen children in the United States already have died in 2012 from heat stroke after being left in unattended vehicles. In 2011, a total of 33 similar deaths were confirmed. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is taking an active role in getting the word out about the safe transportation of children.
The Lenawee County Health Department (located in the Human Services Building, 1040 S. Winter Street in Adrian) is offering free hearing and vision screenings for children 3 - 6 years during the month of August. Michigan requires chidlren to have the screenings before entering Kindergarten. After August, parents will have to make arrangements with private practitioners for vision and hearing tests. For more info or to schedule your appointment, call the Health Department at 517-264-5254.
Together we are better! For the past five years, The Christian Family Centre has partnered with a variety of local business and organizations whom are committed to celebrate and serve the great community of Lenawee County. Join in the celebration all day Satruday, August 4, 2012. Here are some of the amazing events going on: Christian Family Centre activities: