- Accept the fact that
everyone including your child can feel anxious about dentist and doctor visits.
Many pediatric waiting rooms are full with toys, books and other sick or crying children. Trying to pick the 1st appointment might help avoiding other sick and crying children. If your child questions the reason of another child crying, be truthful and brief.
- You can show your kids "how all of us need to go to the doctor or dentist to keep their bodies healthy" by taking them with you for a routine visit.
- Never lie about the taste of a medicine, a shot or any anxiety-causing situation. You can always give them choices about how they would like to get the shot or take the medicine. "The doctor says you need to take this medicine to feel better. Would like to take it with orange juice or lemonade?"
- Take a favorite stuffed animal with you. Ask the doctor or the dentist to examine it first. This would help the child to find out what's ahead.
May 26, 2009
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When our first daughter Lidya started to her solids, a lovely friend of mine (Wendy Krim) suggested a very practical cookbook:
May 5, 2009
|'To My Mother'|
Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of “Mother,”
Therefore by that dear name I long have called you—
You who are more than mother unto me,
And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you,
In setting my Virginia’s spirit free.
My mother—my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
By that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.
Edgar Allan Poe
(addressed to Poe’s mother-in-law)