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How to handle your child’s doctor’s appointments

By , September 27th, 2011 | Parenting | 0 Comments

Nicole Bishop, RN, supervisor, pediatric services at Renown Children’s Hospital

Doctor’s visits for children and teenagers can be frightening and create anxiety. In my experience both as a nurse and a mom, the most common fears kids have are:

  • Pain – children worry about getting a shot
  • Separation – fears that the parent/guardian will leave them alone in the room
  • Fear of the unknown – kids often believe the visit is going to be worse than they are being told

One of the ways to ease your child’s anxiety is by explaining the reason for the visit and telling him or her what to expect. It is important to …

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