Speaking to your child about weight and bullying is difficult enough without the mixed messages they see everywhere. Parents are forced to compete with the countless media messages in our culture about weight and bullying. You can counteract this by always striving to model respect.
Consider what you say to your children and what you say about others.
Per the CDC’s latest reports, the flu has now been reported as widespread in 42 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia, with 53 pediatric flu-related deaths reported so far. What this means for most, and certainly those with children, is that the flu is much closer to you and your home than you may think. While most of the recommendations for prevention should be practiced throughout the year, it’s more important right now to follow these steps to prevent sickness for not only you and your family, but numerous others.
MyChart is a great tool that allows you to access your child’s lab results, shot records, doctor notes, daycare forms, and send requests for rx refills and secure emails. There is even an app for it!! Activate your child’s account, or have your teenage child activate their own account the next time you are in the office or call the front desk to help you activate it over the phone. Immunization records printed from MyChart are able to be turned into school/daycare with no signature needed! Its that easy!