Thanks for a great virtual walk today!
When Things Aren’t Perfect: Caring for Yourself & Your Children
Dear Walkers,

Thank you to those of you who joined us live for our September 2021 virtual Walk with a Doc!

For the September 2021 walk, we welcomed Dr. Lisa Durette who gave a brief, family-friendly talk on When Things Aren’t Perfect: Caring for Yourself & Your Children, and then took parent questions live. 

If you missed it, watch the video replay of Dr. Durette's talk here.
Video by Erum Chowdhry, Medical Student University of Nevada, Reno
Mental Health Matters
As an extra bonus this month, we are also sharing this brief video from Nevada AAP leader and medical student, Erum Chowdhry, on why children's mental health matters.

Mental health is not merely the absence of mental disorder but is composed of social, emotional, and behavioral health and wellness and should be considered in the same context as physical health. 
AAP Parenting Resources
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers parents up-to-date medical information on a wide range of pediatric topics. Here are a few on-point with our talk this month.

Follow these links to learn more (all links are available in English and Spanish by pressing the link at the very top of each page to change language).
When Things Aren't Perfect: Caring for Yourself & Your...

We hear that message a lot: "Kids are ." We usually hear it when hard things have happened: These events can cause a lot of stress for some children, and when kids don't have the right amount of support, the events can cause damage.

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www.healthychildren.org
Divorce: Taking Care of Yourself

​Divorce can be extremely painful and stressful for parents. How you adjust emotionally to divorce plays a role in how well your children will adjust. Practice good self-­care and model to your children how you cope with stress: Communication...

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www.healthychildren.org
Just Breathe: The Importance of Meditation Breaks for Kids

​​​Our kids' brains are tired, and children of all ages really need opportunities where they can take time out each day "unplugged" to relax and focus. Meditation offers this break and helps kids function more effectively and clearly. Children...

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www.healthychildren.org
How Children Understand Death & What You Should Say

Children will be exposed to sickness and death at some point in their young lives because death is part of the natural cycle of life. Even young children who may not understand death react to grieving parents. Older children grieve themselves. As ...

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www.healthychildren.org
Next Walks on
Sunday, October 10 (English)
Sunday, November 21 (Spanish)
Keeping schools open and safe is our first priority, so for now we're keeping our family events virtual to reduce the spread of COVID. When it is safe to do so, we will resume our in-person walks in Las Vegas and Reno.

In the meantime:
  • Keep walking every day
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring water
  • Keep 6 feet from other people
  • For everyone 2 years and older, wear a mask when you aren't vaccinated and can't socially distance

We hope to "see" you at our future virtual walks. We will send registration details and a flyer soon.