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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist


May 4, 2022

I’m bringing you a quick episode about a commonly asked question. This topic also happens to be one of our most downloaded resources on the website (in case you didn’t know, you can get free downloadable resources here!) We’re talking about how to get your kids to take medicine - liquid, pills, eye drops, and more.

In this episode, I talk about…

[1:37] Helping ourselves to help our children

[2:12] Helping children to understand the need for medicine

[3:02] Step 1: Setting expectations

[3:34] Step 2: Recognize that medicine is non-negotiable

[4:29] Step 3: Consider the child’s developmental level

[7:16] Step 4: Offer choices about how to take the medicine

[8:20] Step 5: Practice and getting the child comfortable with taking medicine

[9:00] Giving eye drops to children

[10:38] Helping children to swallow pills

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Child Life On Call is a community of parents and professionals that share ideas, stories and resources to help YOU navigate your child’s unique experiences. We give you strategies to support yourself and your family through life’s challenges.  We are so glad you are here.

 

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