Don’t make unrealistic promises.
Try to be true and realistic to the child like if a child is due for vaccination then don’t fool the child by saying thatthere will not be any needling for the child .Try to tell the child about the positives when we reasuure the child about vaccination like telling the child about the favourite toy or playground.
Don’t trick kids
Don’t trick kids while taking to the doctor , otherwise they will never trust you again.
We’re not the bad guys.
We sometimes do things that are painful for the child . But that doesn’t mean that we are bad people.You know it hurts, but we are helping your child, and that is the message you should try to convey.
Don’t sugarcoat too much.
You may think that a doctor’s stethoscope on your chest is not much of an issue. But if a toddler is screaming about it, it is to him. Telling him that this doesn’t hurt, or is even fun, doesn’t legitimize his feelings. And further, if he’s just learning the language, the next time you tell him you’re going to the playground to have some fun, he may get the wrong idea.
Don’t conclude at a diagnosis by yourself.
Accurate description of symptoms is very important . Parents should not derive at a diagnosis but they should describe the symptoms so that we come at a diagnosis . Parents may try to help us by deriving a diagnosis but this might mislead us but if the parents have a specific reason to suspect a particular condition (for example, any condition is hereditary ), it may help in the analysis.
Don’t go for quick examinations.
Don’t squeeze two kids into one appointment . If you want to hurry two kids into a single appointment schedule then it is not good for the child who is in waiting as well as that being examined . We believe that each child deserves our full attention.
Kids should be made a part of sensitive conversations.
Issues like bedwetting, constipation, weight or poor school performance need to be discussed in front of the child because the child already knows the problem . So its better to address it in front of the child ,rather than after the child leaves the room.