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Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child

Ages 3 to 11

Angela C. Mattke, M.D.

  • Drawing from the unparalleled wisdom of Mayo Clinic’s pediatric experts, Mayo Clinic Guide to Raising a Healthy Child is an essential resource to help parents prepare their child for a rich and meaningful adult experience
  • This book is a much-needed manual for those navigating the meaningful, challenging and life-changing preschool and school-age years.
  • Comprehensive guide that addresses the challenging variety of issues that parents face today.



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Drawing from the collective wisdom of pediatric experts at Mayo Clinic, this guide addresses key questions and concerns many parents have about the preschool and school-age years.

Parents will learn what to expect in the lively, wonder-filled time between ages 3 and 11. They’ll find answers to family dilemmas such as feeding a picky eater, resolving sleep problems, addressing bullying, treating common injuries and illnesses, and coping with complex health care needs. Experts discuss what it takes to prepare a child for a rich and meaningful adult experience.

It’s no secret that parenting is rarely a straightforward path and that it can be challenging at times, but anyone can be a good parent. This book is intended to be a companion manual for navigating those early to middle childhood years, offering encouragement and trusted advice from some of the best experts around, and helping families find success.

2019 • 540 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

Angela C. Mattke, M.D.Angela C. Mattke, M.D.

Dr. Mattke is a pediatrician in the Division of Community Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minn. When she’s not providing general pediatric care, Dr. Mattke connects with parents and families through her popular Facebook Live series #AsktheMayoMom, where she has advised thousands of parents on best child care practices.

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