TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - In a few weeks kids will head back to school, but parents should start to think now about how to get their kids back on a school schedule.
Franciscan Physicians Network Pediatrician Jarod Cates said bedtimes slip back during summer and can mean a rough start for the school year.
Cates said three to four weeks before school, kids should gradually shift their sleep schedule.
Cates said all kids ages two and up should have a physical each year and parents should make sure to have their child's vaccines up to date.
"Anywhere from 10-50 years ago, caused a lot of sickness and death in some cases. Even though these vaccines have greatly reduced the incidents of these disease, they are still out there," said Dr. Cates.
Cates said to get checkups done as early as possible because the first two weeks of August are busy times for appointments.
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