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Nov03

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 7

Categories: News and Events, Love, Hope & Encouragement

Part 7 of our ongoing series of a how to survive kid-focused events

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 7
First trip to the doctors
When kids anticipate "going to the doctor," many become worried and apprehensive about the visit. Whether they're going to see their primary care doctor or a specialist — and whether for a routine exam, illness, or special problem — kids are likely to have fears, and some may even feel guilty.
Some fears and guilty feelings surface easily, so that kids can talk about them. Others are harbored secretly and remain unspoken. You can help your child express these fears and overcome them.
 
Common Fears and Concerns About Medical Exams
Things that often top kids' lists of concerns about going to the doctor include:
 
Separation.
Kids often fear that their parents may leave them in the exam room and wait in another room. The fear of separation from the parent during mysterious examinations is most common in kids under 7 years old, but can be frightening to older kids through ages 12 or 13.
 
Pain.
Kids may worry that a part of the exam or a medical procedure will hurt. They especially fear they may need an injection, particularly kids ages 6 through 12.
 
The doctor.
Some kids' concerns may be about the doctor's manner. A kid may misinterpret qualities such as speed, efficiency, or a detached attitude and view them as sternness, dislike, or rejection.
 
The unknown.
Apprehensive about the unknown, kids also worry that their problem may be much worse than their parents are telling them. Some who have simple problems suspect they may need surgery or hospitalization; some who are ill worry that they may die.
Dec01

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 8

Categories: Parenting Tips, Love, Hope & Encouragement

As a new parent you we want to arm you with this… a survival guide to kid-focused events (you're welcome)!

A Survival Guide to Kid-Focused Events - Part 8

How to survive the first dinner out.

Eating Out with Baby: Table for 2.5?
 
Dining out with baby doesn't have to be a disaster. Here's how to put fun on the menu.
 
Dining out with your little darling? Follow these dos and don'ts to make your meal magnificent (not just for your family, but for your fellow diners too).
Apr20

Birthright 45th Annual Convention

Categories: News and Events, Love, Hope & Encouragement

The Birthright 45th Annual Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, on June 11-14th. Birthright volunteers from the US, Canada and Africa will come together to share ideas and fellowship.

Birthright 45th Annual Convention

The Birthright 45th Annual Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, on June 11-14th. At the Toronto, ON, Canada - Marriott Airport Hotel from June 12, 13, 14, 2015

The goal is to develop more effective ways to help women who are experiencing difficult pregnancies.

 

 

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