Middle Child Hood Health Concerns

Savina Rhodes

Hearing

  • Usually well developed by middle childhood.
  • Ear infections can be a health problem.
  • untreated cause permanent hearing loss

Vision

  • age 6 their ready to read.
  • can see more distance than up close.
  • ability to focus improves.
  • need vision to be checked regularly.

Teeth

  • begin to loose their baby teeth.
  • common problem is tooth decay
  • should promote good dental health
  • brush teeth with child after each meal
  • eat a well balanced diet

Obesity

  • common problem among school age children
  • characterized by excessive body fat
  • can impact childs emotional health
  • may have fewer friends
  • may watch more television