You’ve purchased the pencils and notebooks, met the teachers, and completed your checklist of preparations for another productive school year. But have you scheduled an appointment with your child’s pediatrician?
The back to school season is an ideal opportunity to make sure your child is healthy enough to perform at their best. Many parents choose to schedule their child’s annual check-up during this time. In fact, these exams are required for many children who participate in school sports activities.
The annual exam can bring attention to any potential health issues that may exist, or affirm that your child is exactly where they need to be in terms of wellness and development. Your pediatrician can also alert you to any immunizations your child may require before starting school.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics