Well-child visits: Ages 7-12 years
Your child needs one doctor visit each year. Some doctors may be willing to combine this visit with a sports physical exam if needed.
Body changes and BMI: What’s your child’s number?
In addition to height and weight your doctor may check your child’s Body Mass Index. BMI screenings can reveal more than your child’s body fat. They can also assess their risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers. That’s why it’s important that your doctor keep seeing your child for well-child visits—even if they’re starting to seem less like children.
Managing feelings of anxiety, nervousness, and stress
It's normal for your child to have feelings of anxiety, nervousness, and stress from time to time. Here are some ways to help them manage those feelings:
- Ensure they’re getting plenty of sleep and exercise while managing a healthy diet.
- Talk and listen to your child. Reassure them that they’re not alone. Encourage them to talk with people who care, such as family and friends, when they’re feeling down.
Talk to their doctor if your child’s feelings of anxiety or depression aren’t manageable or don’t appear to get better.
Are your child’s immunizations up to date?
Check out our Preventive Health Care Guidelines or ask their doctor.
Michigan residents 12 and older are eligible. You may wish to schedule your child for a vaccine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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