Hiding under the exam table, screaming and flailing, flat-out refusing to open up for the dentist: Our kids have done it all in the name of avoiding the needle or the checkup (or even a haircut!). Listener Rachel suggested this topic, and in Episode 180 we cover appointments of all kinds and how to survive them when your kids are fearful. There’s even an original song performed by one of our kids at the end of the episode. Join us!
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 180:
- How to Prepare Kids for Lab Work, Medical Procedures? (Dr. Laura Markham / Aha! Parenting)
- Preparing Your Child for Visits to the Doctor (KidsHealth)
- Sarah told a horrific urgent care story in our episode about Our Worst #MomFail Moments
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