It also is very important to begin communicating with your preteen child to help prevent him from picking up bad habits, including the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs (including the use of inhalants, especially aerosols and glue).
What You Need To Know About Your Nine- To Ten-Year-Old
- Encourage self esteem and a positive self image in your child.
- Teach stranger awareness.
- According the latest car seat guidelines, children should sit in a belt-positioning booster seat until they are "old enough and large enough" for the seat belts to protect them properly, which usually isn't until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall (57 inches) and are between 8 and 12 years old.
- Watch for the warning signs of drug use, including a sudden change in his behavior or personality, decreased performance in school, or changes in which friends he associates with.
- At the 9- to 10-year-old checkup, you can expect a complete physical exam, a review of nutrition and sleep schedules, measurement of your child's height, weight and blood pressure. Your child will also receive his Varivax booster (if he hasn't had chickenpox), if he hasn't had it already, and any other shots she is missing.
Common School Age Problems
Nine- to Ten-Year-Old School Age Topics
- Your Nine- to Ten-Year-Old
- School Age Kids
- Nutrition Facts Quiz
- Reading Food Labels
- Soda and Drink Guidelines
- Food Pyramid
- Youth Sports
- Brown Bag School Lunches
- Family Home Fire Escape Plans
- Skateboard and Scooter Injuries
- Missing Kids
- When Can I Leave My Kids Home Alone?
- Are Head Lice Contagious?
- Short Children
- When Should Puberty Start?
- High Calorie Foods
- Starting To Use Deodorant and Controlling BO
- Heel Pain and Sever's Disease
- Can Kids Get Depressed?
- Afterschool Safety
- Kids and Stress
- Buying a Trampoline
- Parenting of K-6 Children