A Guest Post by Elena Bonel Yesterday Bianca, my 3-year-old daughter, had a brain MRI, without anesthesia. She has already had several operations, and I had become aware of recent FDA warnings and several other studies
Tag: overcoming fears
Many children are afraid of visits to the doctor, but my daughter was TERRIFIED. She’d had a difficult birth and was in the NICU for four days; perhaps those early experiences had stayed with her.
I took my boys, 6 and 7, to the Museum of Natural History to see a 3D movies about marine dinosaurs. The youngest is especially sensitive to traumatic events in movies and games, so I
Helping children with fears this way allows them to feel and share their feelings while at the same time they are truly safe.
My 2.5 year old son had just transitioned to a new daycare. He had been there three days, and he had done very well with the transition. He was asking excitement in the morning to
I was driving home with my husband and my 2.5-year old son. We were coming from a sweet evening with some friends of ours who have a son his age. The dinner was lovely, I had
My son has co-slept with me since he was born. When he was about 18 months old, I bought him his own bed with the plan to move him into it so I could have
My son had been going to swimming lessons for a few months. His first 2 months he improved markedly each week, trying new things and being comfortable in the water. He would allow his teachers
One day I gave my 3 year old daughter a “horsey-ride” on my back. I’d done it many times before and she always enjoyed the closeness and bouncy thrill of the ride. However this day