The goals of treatment for asthma are to minimize symptoms and allow children to participate in normal physical activities with minimum side effects. Asthma is different in every patient, and symptoms can change over time. Our expert answers your most pressing Asthma questions such as is it safe for young children to be taking corticosteroids? What is the goal of treatment? What does it mean to have well-controlled asthma? What are signs your child's asthma is not being well-controlled? How should parents work with their child's school to manage asthma during the school day, and at what age can your child start to be in charge of managing their symptoms?