Notice that in the title I used the word to persuade, although often mothers use the word to force in this context. My daughter and I successfully experienced two weeks of daily procedures in the clinic. During this time, I have seen enough of all.
This is the worst option that is possible. Worse, probably, only treatment in the form of punishment. In the physiotherapy room, many children attended UHF procedures, which are completely painless – can an ordinary ray of light, which is directed to the throat or nose, cause pain?
But children are different, and often they have the most common fear of the unknown, and this is normal. Many parents do not consider it necessary to explain at least the principle of the procedure. The most innocuous of what she saw was Sit quietly, otherwise they would shine in the throat for an hour!
And one mother struck me that she had a syringe hidden in her pocket. The most usual ten-cubic syringe, which she got with the phrase: If you do not calm down, the doctor will give you an injection! Here, frankly, I do not even want to comment.
Fear and tears are present in almost all children, who for some reason are frightened by evil doctors and injections. And then we wonder why the baby cries at the entrance to the clinic.
This time we are faced with a completely new electrophoresis procedure. The principle of action is known to many – the introduction of drugs under the action of an electric field. The procedure is completely painless, in rare cases it may feel a slight tingling.
I assured my daughter beforehand that there would be no pain. By the way, in such cases it is better not to deceive the children, because the same injection is still a pain, and if you assure the child before him that it will not be painful, then it turns out that mother deceived.
Before the procedure, I drew the attention of my daughter to a girl who was lying quietly on the next couch and even seemed to me to sleep during the procedure. The nurse allowed her daughter to inspect the device and let the electrodes off to touch. The fear disappeared and we safely visited ten procedures.
Five years – this age is quite suitable for simple words to explain to a child the principle of the operation of certain procedures. For example, during a cuckoo, the daughter sees how much snot comes out of her, feels relief after treatment.
In most cases, the phone with cartoons saves us, variants with dolls or ordinary conversation are also possible. You can talk about anything – basically we plan our next steps after the clinic, where we go, what we do.
In special cases, it is necessary to reward the daughter for patience and courage. A gift can be anything from a doll to an ice cream.
Starting from two years, I tried to do the opposite – not to frighten my daughter with a visit to the doctor, but to encourage, if I may say so. For example, she said: How lucky you are, because now you will go to show the doctor the throat, and mine nobody wants to look! or something like that.
Before my visit to the optometrist, I again reminded her that I was a little envious, because she would be shown very interesting pictures.
In winter, trips to the rinsing of the nose were family-like – we went to them with the whole family. And it even went so far that we were arguing for the right to be the first.
All the problems are in our heads, our children and us. And the fear of the unknown is often very difficult to overcome. In no case should there be threats, punishments, ridicule and shouts. After all, treatment is not the case when you can walk or refuse, the further health of the child depends on it.
And how do you persuade children to be treated? Do you manage this?