Episode 79 | How to Talk to Kids About an Upcoming Surgery

Podcast Show Notes

Answering parent questions in a 12 minute talk. 

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Katie, Certified Child Life Specialist gives specific language to use when talking with your child about an upcoming surgery.

+When to bring up the topic before surgery day

+Things to do prior to surgery to get prepared

+How to address pain, fear and the unknown

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