Are you having trouble getting your children to do their chores? You should an the ChoreMonster app that was recommended by one of our parents. ChoreMonster is a app available online, or for your iPhone or Windows phone.
How does it work?
For parents, you can quickly schedule chores to be done with point values. When your child says they are done, you approve and then they get their points. Add rewards that your kids can “purchase” from their point collection. A reward can be anything from a fun activity, money, gift, or camping trip.
For kids, they sign into the ChoreMonster mobile or web app that is easy to navigate for kids. They will see their chores for the day. Once they have completed the chore, they mark it with a “thumbs up”. They can save up their points for a reward. After each chore they also get to spin the wheel that gives new monsters for them to collect.
Visit them online for more information. You can also see the screen shots below to see inside the app.
Question: If you were allergic to Penicillin as a child, can you outgrow it?
Answer: Yes, children usually do outgrow it. It’s important to note, however, that most children who are thought to have the allergy by their parents actually do not (when tested by an allergist). An even higher percentage – perhaps 80 to 90 percent – of adults who think they are allergic to Penicillin are incorrect. As a result, instead of tried and true Penicillin, they usually end up with a broad-spectrum antibiotic that’s not only more expensive but may have more side effects and be less effective. If you think you are allergic to Penicillin, you can be tested by an allergist to confirm it.
Excerpt from: University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter Special Spring/Summer Issues 2014.Read More
Dr. Sneed joined The Children’s Clinic in 1993. Dr. Rouse joined the Children’s Clinic in 2001.Read More
The Children’s Clinic weekend clinic hours have changed. Appointments are available for Saturday ONLY.
Saturday’s sick call clinic will continue to be appointment ONLY. You may call from 8am to 10am on Saturday for an appointment. ALL SICK callers will be given an appointment time.
As always, our phones are answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week.Read More
The Children’s Clinic recently participated in the Walk MS – Northeast Arkansas on team Docs Fight MS Walk on April 26, 2014 at Jonesboro High School. Docs fight MS raised 11,340.00 for the cause.
The walk is a fundraiser for finding the cure for Multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling, disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people are affected by MS and the challenges of living with its unpredictable symptoms, which range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
Dr. Rouse and Dr. Sneed handed out medals for the winners of The St. Bernards Medical Group Health & Fitness Expo Kids Rock and Run 5K.
Participants dressed as their favorite hero and kicked the run off with a parade at the Convocation Center. The run is a one mile run and the culmination of a 13 mile challenge. Kids were challenged to run 12 miles prior to the event and run their last mile at the expo.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 16 – 22, 2014.
An estimated 90,000 children are treated in emergency rooms nationwide and about 30 die each year due to poison-related incidents. The good news, many of these poison-related incidents are preventable.
The first step in prevention is identifying poison danger. Nine out of ten times unintentional poisoning incidents occure in the home, and many involve commonly used medicines and household chemicals. Simple steps such as keeping products in original containers, properly sealed after each use and stored up and away and out of child’s reach and sight can go a long way in preventing unintentional exposure. It is also important to know what to do in case of exposure.
For more information about poison awareness, download 50+ Poisoning Prevention Tips.Read More