I took my DS to the doctor yesterday morning. The waiting room was pretty crowded and there were kis running around all over the place. More than one mother threatened their kids with telling the Dr. to give them a shot if they didn't behave.
WHY would you do that?! No one likes getting shots, I get it. But it isn't a punishment! And when they DO need shots, what do you tell them? You're getting this because you were bad? You don't need to say it out loud if you have threatened them with it before... what else would the kids think? What's the ppint in instilling an uneccesary fear of doctors in your child? So they will sit down and shut ujp dor 15 minutes?
My son knows beforehand when he is or isn't getting shots. Does he like them? Absolutely not! But I prepare him for them. I tell him he needs them so he can be healthy and so he can go to school next year. Yes, he cries when he gets them. He whimpers and winces when he sees them co ming. But he does NOT run or fight or kick or scream or bite. He doesn't need three people holding him down. And when it's done I wipe his tears and tell him how brave he was, and what a good boy for sitting still.
the last three times I've been to the office there has been a child in another room screaming and beggeing not to get shots. Full blown hurricanes of fits. I can't help but think if their parents were more honest and supportive it might not happen.
Do you lie to your kids to get them to behave? And why?
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