School age children are gradually developing their independence and learning to exercise self discipline. From making nutritious choices to backpack safety, we're here to coach parents and children through establishing healthy habits during these crucial elementary years.
Please keep in mind that while this page provides information for children 5-11 years of age, it should not replace the information or delay treatment provided by your healthcare provider. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, be sure to consult with your child's pediatrician.
Caring for Your Gradeschooler
Nutrition and Wellness
In a world where we're surrounded by junk food and fast food, making sure your growing child gets the nutrients he or she needs can be tough. These tips may help keep you both on track:
Vaccinations, Infections, and Safety
Here's helpful advice on school age vaccinations, infections or disease, and safety concerns for your child:
Speech and Development
When your child attends elementary school, you gain more insights into their learning behaviors and social skills. Learn more about common speech and development concerns below:
Visit our Speech Therapy Services for Children page for more information on how our team can help.
Behavior and Activities
Does your child put up a fight in the morning before school—either because they don't want to leave your side, or simply don't want to go? Discover the cause of this behavior and more:
For even more good reads on raising healthy kids at every stage and age,
visit our extensive child's health resource library.