Tips to get your child ready for school.
The start of the school year is right around the corner. The medical providers at Maple Street Clinic want to remind
you that your child's health is the most important thing
to consider when planning for a successful school year.
Regardless of the age of your child, changes in schedules, stress, and germs, can all lead to a weakened immune system.
We are here to help. Here are some tips to get started off right.
1. A well-child exam is, not only a time to check milestones
and assure all necessary immunizations are up-to-date, it
is also a time for parents to ask questions and for providers to
talk to the child about safety and healthy habits. It also sets
the stage for the importance of getting a yearly exam throughout
life. (YES, adolescents and young adults need an annual exam as well.)
2. Getting the right amount of sleep is important in mental
and physical development. Children and teens require about 9 to 11 hours of sleep per night. Teens require more sleep than younger children and older adults. If your child is having a difficult time sleeping, contact us for tips on how to help. On the flip side, too much sleep might indicate an issue, we can help assess.
3. Poor nutrition leads to listlessness and an increased inability to concentrate. Eat a healthy breakfast (and lunch.)
4. Teach kids to wash their hands often. Trust us, this is important! While you're at it, remind them to sneeze into their elbow and not their hands; this will help prevent the spread of germs.
Maple Street Clinic P.C.
1825 MAPLE ST.,
FOREST GROVE, OR 97116