Check-in Before the Check-up
Ask your child:
Remind your child that going to the doctor and dentist is like taking the car in for scheduled maintenance. In order to perform well, you have to make certain everything is running efficiently.
Relieve any anxiety with hugs and motivation. Please note that the occasional ice cream/sorbet bribe doesn't hurt.
- Make certain that you and your child know their dentist and pediatrician by name
- Have your child thank the dentist and pediatrician after visits
Making your health care professionals real people will help alleviate any nerves your child may be feeling.