Heffner column: Preparing children for a new addition


I am impressed when before giving an injection a doctor says, “This will pinch” or “This may feel cold,” when about to put an instrument of some sort on your body. Pediatricians vary in the way they approach children about these things.Sometimes doctors and others think the way to get a child’s cooperation is to reassure them that everything will be fine. But what if it’s not?A child who was suddenly having a hard time sharing, confided that she […]  » Read More

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