• Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    How to Get What You Want from the Pediatrician
    How to Get What You Want from the PediatricianDoctor, Teacher, Therapist, Friend Pediatrics is probably the happiest branch of medicine. Medical students choose it because they love children, and most seasoned pediatricians will tell you that the...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    How to Get What You Want from the Doctor
    How to Get What You Want from the DoctorSee Me, Hear Me, Take Me Seriously No matter what your age, gender, or position, you are the weaker sex in the doctor's office. The whole operation reeks of inequity. You're naked under a paper sheet, he's...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Make-Believe Dentist
    Make-Believe DentistMaterials Cup with water Bowl for spitting Paper napkin Flashlight Toothbrush Small toys for "prizes"Directions Because water is involved, this game is best played in the kitchen or bathroom. Take turns being the dentist and p...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    Make-Believe Hospital
    Make-Believe HospitalMaterials Stuffed animals Pillows Blankets White clothes for uniforms Thermometer Bandages Medicine measuring spoon Sling (cloth diaper or other material folded into a triangle)Directions Using friends, stuffed animals, or co...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    Going to the Doctor's Alone
    Our expert believes that age 12 is too young to go to the doctor alone, particularly for a physical. ...
  • Kids
    Anxiety
    Afraid of the Doctor
    Children normally grow out of the extreme reactions they exhibit when in a medical setting, but will do so on their own timetable. ...