Kids & Hospitals
Healthcare experiences,including hospitalization and medical procedures, can be very stressful for children of all ages. Preparing children ahead of time for the things they may experience during their healthcare visit will reduce much of their anxiety, as well as help them cope.
Providing your child with honest, accurate information will help to alleviate many of his/her fears and fantasies about what will happen. Talk with your child about the upcoming event. Give your child a chance to tell you how he/she is feeling and ask questions. Your child may be worrying about something that will not happen. Being honest with your child will help him/her trust you and the people he/she will meet at the doctor's office or hospital.
Tips to help you prepare your child
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