Parenting a School-Age Child
School-age kids are growing stronger and more coordinated that you can begin trusting them with more complex tasks. They are also in the process of learning more about emotions and friendship.
Common concerns about parenting a school-age child are:
Parenting an Adolescent
Adolescent kids are in a transitional period: they are still children, but they are slowly growing into adults. They are learning to be their own person who has their own set of friends, with goals and aspirations they want to achieve.
Because they tend to “test” their limits, parents sometimes see the teenage years as the rebellious stage. But with proper guidance and patience, you can mold them into well-adjusted, respectful adults.
Common concerns during this stage include:
Common Child Health Issues
Parenting a growing child also means you need to prepare for things that they will need regardless of their age. For instance, while most vaccines are given before a child’s first birthday, some vaccines can be provided during their school-age years.
And of course, infectious diseases and health problems do not discriminate between ages and stages. For this reason, you need to know about the symptoms of an unwell child.
Reminders for Parenting from Baby to Teen
Parenting from baby to teen years in these changing times is undoubtedly challenging, especially if you have to support and guide more than one child at different stages. As mentioned earlier, the parenting strategies that worked for one child may not do well with the others.
If you notice that your child is having difficulty in any aspect of their life – physically, mentally, socially, or emotionally, don’t hesitate to consult a healthcare professional to properly address these issues.
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