Understanding Your Child's Asthma With proper asthma management, such as avoiding triggers and taking medication, your child can enjoy a healthy, active life. Controlling Asthma Triggers You can limit your child's exposure to common asthma triggers. One way is to make changes within your home—and keep windows closed to outdoor allergens. Managing Your Child's Asthma Treatment plans and medications are tailored to meet the specific needs of your child. Age and severity of the asthma are two important factors. Special Concerns When your child heads off to school, share with the teachers a copy of your child's asthma action plan so they'll know what to do.