My Child's Story
As a parent, you know your child best. You know your child’s favorite foods and the games he or she likes to play. You know your child as an individual, but also as an important member of your family.
When you’re working with your child’s doctor, it can be helpful to share your insights.
One way to do that is to create a resume of sorts, a printed form you can leave with the doctor that explains who your child is within the family and outlines his or her medical history. This can also be a great tool for you, putting all your child’s medical information in one place.
Don’t forget to include a photograph. Now each time the doctor opens the medical chart, he or she see the whole child, not just a medical history.
Create Your Own Child's Story
When you’re ready to create your own child’s story, remember to include this information:
Now make copies and share them with everyone who has a hand in the medical care of your child.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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