Going to the doctor’s office might be more anxiety provoking for children, than for adults.
Here are some Tops Tips from Dr. Jeffery Gold, medschoolforparents.com, expert to ease the experience:
- Be honest with your child of the appointment and reasons for appointment
- Bring child’s comfort items to decrease anticipatory anxiety
- Bring siblings along if the child desires it
- Be an advocate for your child and communicate with the healthcare team