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I think my child is suffering medical trauma: a parent asks

Dear Brooke, I just read your article on restraints in medical procedures and trauma in children. My son was retrained as he needed his eyes flushed. I feel like a horrible failure of a mother for letting them. He was screaming and crying for me to stop them for the […]

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Helping a child overcome their fear of needles

Dear Brooke,
Our daughter is saying she won’t go for her next vaccinations (3 ½ years old). She is strong willed and persuasion isn’t, so far, getting me anywhere. She isn’t going into her reasons. I’d be very interested in any tips you have on what to do, please.
From Bess.

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Preparing for facial stitches: a parent asks

Dear Brooke,
I read your post on Medical Play for preparation today and wondered: Is there a way you would suggest using medical play to prepare a young child for stitches? My daughter, Charlotte (3 years old), has split her chin…

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