Your child is busy at school and has many friends. Your child will have many things to share with you every day as he or she learns new things in school. It is important that your child gets enough sleep and healthy food during this time.
By age 8, most children can add and subtract simple objects or numbers. They tend to have a black-and-white perspective. Things are either great or awful, ugly or pretty, right or wrong. They are learning to develop social skills and to read better.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Flu immunization is recommended once a year for all children ages 6 months and older.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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