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The family doctor: helping you and your child feel comfortable on a visit

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Taking your child to visit the family doctor is an inevitable part of their growing; from those very first injections at 2 months old to illnesses in the teenage years I talk to Beckie from Be Confident Coaching on how to feel comfortable at those visits.

Some of the topics we cover in our hangout are:

  • Taking your babies for an injection,
  • When your child goes to hospital,
  • Your child’s changing body as they get older and how to lessen their embarrassment,
  • How to encourage your child to feel comfortable with going to the dentist.

 

How do you cope with taking your child to the family doctor or dentist?  Is it a traumatic experience or do you just take it in your stride? As usual, please do leave your comments for us in the box below.

 

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parent blog! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 80%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

Audrey Blakeney

Monday 24th of August 2015

As you asked above, yes, taking my child to the dentist is a traumatic experience. I try to calm him down, but the fear of having a needle in his mouth for cavities frightens him. Since this procedure is necessary to avoid more pain, I'm not sure how to help him. Do you have any advice for helping me son handle needles and shots at the dentists?

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