Approach To The Examination Of Children At Different Ages

Each child is an adventure into a better life—an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. —Hubert H. Humphrey

Often, neophyte (and some veteran) examiners are intimidated when approaching a tiny baby or a screaming child, especially under the critical eyes of anxious parents. Although it takes a bit of courage, you will come to accept the challenge easily and to enjoy almost all such encounters. This section provides guidelines for a reassuring yet thorough approach to children in the various age groups.

Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care

Each child and family is unique; therefore, these Recommendations are designed for the care of children who are receiving competent parenting, have no manifestations of any important health problems, and are growing and developing in satisfactory fashion. Additional visits may become necessary if circumstances suggest variations from normal.

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