It's Time For Your Checkup: What to expect when going to a doctor visit

It's Time For Your Checkup: What to expect when going to a doctor visit

by Shani Thornton MS CCLS


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Going to the doctor can be frightening for children and often cause parents to feel anxious and overwhelmed. This book is intended to help prepare kids for a routine doctor checkup that includes a vaccination and blood test. Children will have a clear understanding of what will occur and why. Coping strategies are discussed to help the child feel a sense of control and less scared. Parents will also learn how to better support their child using empathic language, play and comfort positions.
This is a wonderful book that can be added to a library at home, classroom, community programs or an outpatient clinic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490406053
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 12/11/2013
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Shani Thornton received her Masters in the Child Life Program at Bank Street College of Education. She has worked with children and families in the health care field in preparing them for medical procedures, offering coping strategies and providing a sense of normalcy to a child who is hospitalized. She is a hands on mom of two young boys and has a blog about parenting with a child life specialist's perspective called

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