Between the terrible twos and the teenage years, your child will undergo many transformative and, at times, challenging phases. The Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child is an essential resource, drawing from the unparalleled wisdom of the pediatric experts at the Mayo Clinic to help parents prepare their child for a rich and meaningful adult experience.
From dealing with picky eaters and addressing classroom bullies, to treating both common childhood illnesses and more complex health care problems, raising a child is no easy task. The path to raising a happy, healthy child is rarely straightforward, and parenthood provides a unique set of dilemmas that can challenge even the most experienced parent.
The Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child is a comprehensive guide that addresses the challenging variety of issues parents face today. Chapter topics range from the everyday matters—like nutrition for growing kids, how to ensure a successful night’s sleep, and preventing common colds and coughs—to the more difficult topics—like coping with learning disorders, prioritizing mental health, and preventing childhood obesity and eating disorders.
The difference between being a good parent and a great parent can depend on having the tools you need to address common childhood concerns. With pages of sage advice from the top pediatric experts in the country, The Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child is a much-needed manual for those navigating the meaningful, challenging, and life-changing preschool and school-age years.
Dr. Angela C Mattke, M.D., is a pediatrician in the Division of Community Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minnesota. When she’s not providing general pediatric care, Dr. Mattke connects with patients and families through her popular Facebook Live series #AsktheMayoMom, where she has advised thousands of parents on best childcare practices. Dr. Mattke currently serves on the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center Visibility Committee and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She lives in Rochester with her husband and two sons.