From the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most up-to-date advice for mothers, fathers, and caregivers of school-age childrenYou've outgrown the baby books—but your school-age child needs your guidance and support more than ever. During the ages of 5 to 12, children continue to grow and develop skills and habits that will impact their future health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the trusted organization that represents the nation's top pediatricians, presents this revised and updated age-specific guide to help your children thrive during these formative years. A child's school years, while exciting, bring new transitions. A comprehensive resource, Caring for Your School-Age Child includes advice on:• Your child's emotional, physical, behavioral, and social development• The best ways to encourage good nutrition and physical fitness• Gender-specific issues facing boys and girls as they approach adolescence, including the stages of puberty• Your child's media use, including screen time, electronic devices, and internet use and safety• Effective discipline, behavior problems, temper tantrums, and optimal nurturing• Promoting independence and fostering resilience through balanced expectations • Safety and injury prevention, plus handling emergency situations• School issues including promoting good homework skills and social dynamics, and dealing with school problems and learning disabilities• Talking to your child about self-esteem, puberty, being shy, and dealing with prejudice• Family matters, including divorce, stepfamilies, adoption, sibling rivalry, working-parent households, and childcare• Understanding your child's inborn temperament—and how it affects the child-parent relationship• And much more, including a complete health encyclopedia covering injuries, illnesses, and chronic medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes Caring for Your School-Age Child is an essential childcare resource—recommended by pediatricians and trusted by parents.