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Launching our Social Media Campaign

Categories: News and Events, Love, Hope & Encouragement

Birthright International is excited to launch our Social Media Campaign. Birthright International has dedicated the past year to exploring how to enter into the world of social media, while keeping the integrity of the Birthright International Charter.

Launching our Social Media Campaign

Birthright continues to grow and adapt as an organization, while adhering to the Charter upon which Birthright was founded in 1968.  We are pleased to announce that with the guidance of professionals, we have established a social media strategy and are implementing it immediately. Birthright International understands the importance of building a community through social media, and we look forward to the growth of the organization. Birthright International sincerely appreciates the support and patience of our centres, volunteers, donors and the community as we move into this new phase. 

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Get involved and be part of a thriving and active community. We are looking for volunteers to help us enhance our Social Media presence in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus. Click on the button below to sign up!

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A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 6

Categories: News and Events, Love, Hope & Encouragement

Part 6 of our ongoing series of a how to survive kid-focused events

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 6

First Trip to the Dentist
Do you know when you should start taking your child to the dentist? Generally, pediatric dentists want to start seeing their young patient's mouths by the age of three. So yes, this means you may need to take your sweet little toddler, prone to throwing full-blown tantrums, to his or her first dentist appointment soon! If the thought of this ordeal makes you want to run and hide, then read on for some tips that will help you survive your toddler's first dental visit.

Get the Help of Your Dentist Most dentists can give you helpful advice about how to prepare your child for their first appointment. After all, your dentist should have some prior experience with difficult patients! Ask your dentist what the office protocol is for treating children. Many dentists start out a child's first visit by counting the child’s teeth, and showing them the tools that they use for a cleaning and check-up. Also, most dentists have a special prize to give children when they have completed their check-ups. Before this first visit, you may want to bring your child to your routine cleaning appointment so he or she can become familiar with the atmosphere of a dentist office, and know that it is a safe place. Do not take your child to an appointment in which you are receiving oral care that involves needles and drills. Watching this will not aid in calming your child's fears! Finally, if you have a particularly cautious child, consider taking him or her to a dental provider that specializes in treating children, often known as a paediatric dentist. These offices are very kind to children and accept most dental insurance policies.


A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 7

Categories: News and Events, Love, Hope & Encouragement

Part 7 of our ongoing series of a how to survive kid-focused events

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 7
First trip to the doctors
When kids anticipate "going to the doctor," many become worried and apprehensive about the visit. Whether they're going to see their primary care doctor or a specialist — and whether for a routine exam, illness, or special problem — kids are likely to have fears, and some may even feel guilty.
Some fears and guilty feelings surface easily, so that kids can talk about them. Others are harbored secretly and remain unspoken. You can help your child express these fears and overcome them.
Common Fears and Concerns About Medical Exams
Things that often top kids' lists of concerns about going to the doctor include:
Kids often fear that their parents may leave them in the exam room and wait in another room. The fear of separation from the parent during mysterious examinations is most common in kids under 7 years old, but can be frightening to older kids through ages 12 or 13.
Kids may worry that a part of the exam or a medical procedure will hurt. They especially fear they may need an injection, particularly kids ages 6 through 12.
The doctor.
Some kids' concerns may be about the doctor's manner. A kid may misinterpret qualities such as speed, efficiency, or a detached attitude and view them as sternness, dislike, or rejection.
The unknown.
Apprehensive about the unknown, kids also worry that their problem may be much worse than their parents are telling them. Some who have simple problems suspect they may need surgery or hospitalization; some who are ill worry that they may die.

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