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Bright Futures Patient Handout: 7 and 8 Year Visits

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School

Doing Well at School

  • Try your best at school. Doing well in school is important to how you feel about yourself.

  • Ask for help when you need it.

  • Join clubs and teams you like.

  • Tell kids who pick on you or try to hurt you to stop it. Then walk away.

  • Tell adults you trust about bullies.

Safety

Playing It Safe

  • Don't open the door to anyone you don't know.

  • Have friends over only when your parents say it's OK.

  • Wear your helmet for biking, skating, and skateboarding.

  • Ask a grown-up for help if you are scared or worried.

  • It is OK to ask to go home and be with your Mom or Dad.

  • Keep your private parts, the parts of your body covered by a bathing suit, covered.

  • Tell your parent or another grown-up right away if an older child or grown-up shows you their private parts, asks you to show them yours, or touches your private parts.

  • Always sit in your booster seat and ride in the back seat of the car.

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Eating Well, Being Active

  • Eat breakfast every day.

  • Aim for eating 5 fruits and vegetables every day.

  • Only drink 1 cup of 100% fruit juice a day.

  • Limit high-fat foods and drinks such as candies, snacks, fast food, and soft drinks.

  • Eat healthful snacks like fruit, cheese, and yogurt.

  • Eating healthy is important to help you do well in school and sports.

  • Eat with your family often.

  • Drink at least 2 cups of milk daily.

  • Match every 30 minutes of TV or computer time with 30 minutes of active play.

Oral Health

Healthy Teeth

  • Brush your teeth at least twice each day, morning and night.

  • Floss your teeth every day.

  • Wear your mouth guard when playing sports.

Development and Mental Health

Handling Feelings

  • Talk about feeling mad or sad with someone s who listens well.

  • Talk about your worries. It helps.

  • Ask your parent or other trusted adult about = changes in your body.

  • Even embarrassing questions are important. It's OK to talk about your body and how it's changing.

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  • Remembering Dr. Russell Irons

    To All our Quincy Pediatrics Families, Friends, Patients and Colleagues,
    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Russell Irons, January 3, 1927-July 28, 2019.  Dr. Russell Irons touched the lives of so many people as a beloved physician, father, grandfather, friend, and colleague.  Dr. Irons started Quincy Pediatrics in 1971 and provided exceptional care to his patients for over forty-five years.   Dr. Irons will be remembered for his compassion, sharp intellect, contagious laugh, and love for his family, friends, colleagues, patients, and Becket/Chimney Corners family.   The love and gratitude we all feel for him cannot be expressed in words.   The legacy of Dr. Russell Irons will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.