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Going to the doctor or emergency room can be scary for a kid – and a parent.
A high fever, a deep cut that requires stitches, a broken leg or any of life’s unexpected traumas can cause a great amount of anxiety. If your child is afraid of doctors, the experience may be even more stressful.
There are some ways you can prepare a child that will make a trip to the ER or a check-up at the doctor’s office go more smoothly:
Going to the ER or doctor’s office usually isn’t a fun experience – for kids or adults. For many of us, the anxiety of what we expect to happen is probably worse than the experience or pain itself. Some of us may never outgrow our fear of doctors. With a little bit of reasoning and some mental preparation, we can help our children get through the appointment and move on to healing.
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