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Child Anxiety – How to Keep Kids at Ease at the Doctor’s Office

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Everyone has fears—adults and kids. Some of the fears that kids have are strange but understandable (the monster under the bed, for example). But some of the fears that kids have are actually based much more in reality than we might like to imagine. Take child anxiety of the doctor’s office: When kids visit the doctor’s office when they’re well, it can still be time that’s fraught with things like shots—never fun. They may have also had to separate from their parents in the doctor’s office, which can be particularly scary for very young children.

Take fear of the doctor’s office: When kids visit the doctor’s office when they’re well, it can still be time that’s fraught with things like shots—never fun. They may have also had to separate from their parents in the doctor’s office, which can be particularly scary for very young children.But kids have to visit the doctor, both for well checkups and for visits when they are ill. How can you help them when they’re scared? There are a variety of ways, from modeling to discussing fears, to help kids learn to like the doctor. Use this graphic to understand them better and provide helpful modeling ideas for kids.

But kids have to visit the doctor, both for well checkups and for visits when they are ill. How can you help them when they’re scared? There are a variety of ways, from modeling to discussing fears, to help kids learn to like the doctor. Use this graphic to understand them better and provide helpful modeling ideas for kids.

Children's fears and phobias at the doctor's office

More on: Anxiety, Child Mental Health Care
Latest update: February 15, 2017