Keeping your child's medical and academic records organized and easily referenced is an important task parents must undertake. Here's why.
You and I have to keep certain records safe yet available for easy reference. Important papers such as tax returns, wills, deeds, titles, diplomas and certificates prove ownership and achievement. You probably do not have to refer to them frequently. But you know where to find them when you need them.
The same thing applies to your child's records. Here's how to organize your child's important papers so that you won't be missing the documentation you will need to support her application to nursery school, primary school, high school and college.
Medical and Health Records
Keep records of all immunizations, test results and prescriptions. Why? Because you will be required to provide proof of immunizations as part of your child's medical record when you apply to private school at any level. Schools need to know about allergies your child has so that they know what action to take if and when she has an allergic reaction to something. Ditto with any medications which your child takes. If medications must be administered at school, the school will have protocols in place to take care of that.
What's the best way to keep records? You can keep them online. This method allows you access to important medical information from anywhere. Scan documents and upload them. You can maintain paper files.
Tip: keep valuable original documents in a fireproof safe at home or in your safety deposit box at your bank.
Record-keeping is time-consuming. So be sure to allocate a regular time each month to review and file important...read more