About Caring for Your School-Age Child, 3rd Edition
From the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most up-to-date advice for mothers, fathers, and caregivers of school-age children
You’ve outgrown the baby books—but your school-age child needs your guidance and support more than ever.
During the ages of 5 to 12, children continue to grow and develop skills and habits that will impact their future health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the trusted organization that represents the nation’s top pediatricians, presents this revised and updated age-specific guide to help your children thrive during these formative years.
A child’s school years, while exciting, bring new transitions. A comprehensive resource, Caring for Your School-Age Child includes advice on:
• Your child’s emotional, physical, behavioral, and social development • The best ways to encourage good nutrition and physical fitness • Gender-specific issues facing boys and girls as they approach adolescence, including the stages of puberty • Your child’s media use, including screen time, electronic devices, and internet use and safety • Effective discipline, behavior problems, temper tantrums, and optimal nurturing • Promoting independence and fostering resilience through balanced expectations • Safety and injury prevention, plus handling emergency situations • School issues including promoting good homework skills and social dynamics, and dealing with school problems and learning disabilities • Talking to your child about self-esteem, puberty, being shy, and dealing with prejudice • Family matters, including divorce, stepfamilies, adoption, sibling rivalry, working-parent households, and childcare • Understanding your child’s inborn temperament—and how it affects the child-parent relationship • And much more, including a complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, and chronic medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes
Caring for Your School-Age Child is an essential childcare resource—recommended by pediatricians and trusted by parents.
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