Being a new parent can be the most glorious time in a person’s life. It’s a time of celebration and delight – but it can also be a time of challenges and concerns. From the new parent who wonders “am I doing this right?” to the seasoned parent who wonders if there might be something wrong with their latest bundle of joy, there can be so many questions and not enough answers. This guide help parents of all types and ages – and with kids of all types and ages — understand and address concerns about your child that can keep you up at night.
That said, remember that your child is wonderfully unique. There is no “one size fits all” brand of advice. That’s why this guide is a starting point and should never take the place of discussing your concerns with doctors, caregivers, teachers, or anyone else who plays an important role in your child’s health and life.
Let’s take a look at the health of your little one – from those first days to the days when they are preparing to fly the nest.
Health at Every Age
Though a child’s health changes over time, and there might be specific concerns that pop up occasionally, it pays to be proactive to ensure your child’s in good health. Starting at birth and moving through age 18 (and for some children, even beyond), here are a few of those steps a good parent can take on a regular basis.
Top Parental Concerns and Solutions by Age
Even if parents are diligent about ensuring excellent medical care and are educated on how children grow and develop, there are still other concerns, challenges, worries and issues they are faced with when it comes to their children. These important concerns are a natural part of parenthood, and they persist through the age of 18 and beyond. Here, we’ve looked at the most common issues that pop up in each age group. Keep in mind we can’t cover everything, so there are resources included to get more information on the things that concern you.
Children’s Health Q&A with Dr. Robert Williams
Dr. Robert Williams, MD is a family medicine doctor and geriatrician in Lakewood, Colorado and is a medical advisor for eMediHealth.