Exemptions to the immunization requirements are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, reasons of conscience-including religious belief, and active duty with the armed forces of the United States.
And if your 8-year-old has some 10-year-old buddies, he may be asking you questions you didn't think you'd have to handle so soon.
When he hears your answers, he might take them in stride or he might react with a loud "Yuck!
Just do your best to speak calmly, so you can respect your child's natural curiosity without being judgmental.
Each time you successfully tackle a sensitive topic, the anxiety level (for both of you) goes down.
"The important thing is for a parent to explain difficult topics without seeming anxious," says Jerome Kagan, professor of psychology at Harvard University.
"The child is picking up the melody line, not the words." Really listen.A student will not be allowed to attend class if immunization records are not presented at enrollment.A full list of required immunizations, including information about provisional enrollment, can be downloaded from the Health Services Department.They're busy trying to make and keep friends and develop their social and physical skills on the playground and ball field. In many grade-schoolers it surfaces only briefly, now and then — just one of many other things they're curious about.Other children are more consistently curious about sex and demand more detail than before.For more information, contact the Katy ISD Health Services department at (281) 396-2629.