Parenting guide for 18 years old: What you can expect with your visit at 18 years of age?
Guidance is provided to the teenager dealing with the following areas:
- Health-habits and self-care.
- Diet appropriate for age.
- Physical activity.
- Dental hygiene.
- Vehicle safety.
- Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco use,
- Sleep hygiene.
- Personal safety practices.
- Sex education appropriate for age.
- Social interaction.
- Communication with family and peers.
- Extracurricular activities.
- Plans for future.
A visit with your pediatrician at 18 years of age is an important one; it may be the last time you may have a preventive check-up with your pediatrician; it may be the last visit at which parents are given guidance for taking care of their eighteen years-old child. Many pediatricians do not see patients older than 18 years; some do see up-to 20 years of age. At this visit, your pediatrician takes the opportunity to review your immunization schedule and make it up-to-date. You are given guidance on future immunizations also. Pediatrician will in addition review with you all the aspects mentioned above. Most pediatricians will help you find an internist and transfer you for further care in the future.