Checklist for the check-up: actions that parents often take in advance of their child's well visit. Address child's fears about visit: 40%; prepare list of questions to ask provider: 25%; ask kids 6-12 to think about questions for provider: 22%; write down info about child's health changes, 21%.
Making the most of well visits
How parents would react if teen does not want to attend holiday religious services, among parents who plan to attend religious services. Insist teen attend services anyway: 48%. Discuss importance, but allow teen to choose, 38%. Support teen's decision not to attend, 8%. Bargain with teen to get them to attend, 6%. Source: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, 2022.
Parent views on teens, religion and the holidays
Parent discussion with child’s doctor about vaccines for child in the past two years: for school vaccines, 82%; for flu vaccine, 68%; for COVID vaccine, 57%.
Disruption of parent-provider discussions about vaccines
How far past the expiration date? Percent of parents who say OTC medicine is OK to give to kids past expiration date: never, 37%; 1 month, 20%; 3 months, 14%; 6 months, 14%; one year or more, 15%
Parent actions around expired and leftover medicine in the home
Seeing themselves in a negative light. Percent of parents saying their child is self-conscious about the following: acne/skin, 32%; weight, 31%; hair, 27%; teeth, 18%; height, 17%; facial features, 12%
Parents' perception of their child's body image
School traffic safety risks: percent of parents citing major safety problem. 37%, drivers not paying attention; 34%, speeding; 26%, parking in no-parking areas; 26% dropping off in wrong location
Parent traffic hazardous to student safety
Protective eyewear during risky activities - percent of parents who report child wears protective glasses or goggles when doing the following activities: working with tools, 70%; playing shooting games, 61%, playing contact sports, 31%.
Keeping an eye on children's vision
Safety with sparklers. Percent of parents who enforce the following rules for their children age 3-10: hold sparkler away from face (98%), wear shoes when using sparklers (78%), only use one sparkler at a time (75%), stay six feet apart from others (63%).
Minimize risks when celebrating with sparklers and fireworks
1 in 10 parents say COVID masking and vaccination requirements are essential to their decisions about summer camp for 2022
Considering camp? Don't overlook health and safety
Struggling to achieve a balanced diet. Percent of parents reporting a problem with their child's diet: picky eating, 35%; not eating enough fruits and vegetables, 31%; not getting enough of certain vitamins/minerals, 13%; not eating enough fiber, 9%
Healthy eating and use of dietary supplements in children