Elementary students

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Concerns about elementary students typically focus on school issues — such as bullying, school nutrition and sex education.

Childhood bullying and school violence can have lifelong consequences for elementary students. If your child is being bullied, take the situation seriously. Help your child create a plan to stop bullying in its tracks.

When talk of elementary children's health turns to sex education, remember that children in this age group don't need a single tell-all discussion. Follow your child's cues about what he or she needs to know — and when.

It's also important to know why elementary students get sick so often and the best ways to avoiding catching an illness in the classroom. Better yet, you can use the same tips to prevent spreading illness at home.

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Sept. 23, 2021