Talking with Kids About Health


Communicating with kids who have everyday illnesses and common injuries can be challenging. Parents often feel unsure of what to do or say. Sometimes, you just want to scream, “HELP!” yourself – but you’re the one who’s supposed to be in charge.

Experts recommend that you start by slowing down and taking a deep breath. “The healthiest way to communicate with a kid who is sick is to stay calm and be very aware of your own feelings,” recommends family practitioner Dr. Benjamin Kligler.

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