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Children’s Health Newsletter Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Children’s Health Newsletter Thursday, July 24, 2014

Girls on the Run

PinnacleHealth has partnered with the Capital Area Girls on the Run to promote the organization's mission vision: a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. 
 
Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, character development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creative integrates running.

On May 18, the Capital Area Girls on the Run will run their 2nd annual 5K on the Milton Hershey School campus.

The Trouble with Bullies

Physical or emotional differences make children targets for bullies. Being a bully or a victim of a bully puts children at risk for engaging in violent behaviors, such as frequent fighting and carrying a weapon, according to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
 
Signs your child is being bullied may be physical injuries, inventing reasons to avoid going to school, changing routines or routes to school, and the sudden disappearance of belongings.
 
How should you react when your children have a close encounter with a bully? Find out by reading more

Help Your Children Chill Out

Overscheduling. Rushed families. High parental expectations. Goading from peers. Getting into the best college. Whew! Today's kids face enormous stress.
 
Kids must cope with all the issues, such as violence or global warming, that stress out adults. They must also handle additional stresses added by their parents and the media.
 
Although you may help cause your children's stress, you can also help ease it.

Upcoming Events

May 10   Babies and Big Kids
 
May 16   Thyroid Health
 
May 18   Girls on the Run 5K


Did You Know?

Frequent headaches or stomachaches may be symptoms of stress in your child. You may need to dial back the pressure in his or her life.


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