Helping Kids With Doctor Visits, Shots, and “Appointment Fear”: The Mom Hour, Episode 180

Hiding under the exam table, screaming and flailing, flat-out refusing to open up for the dentist: Our kids have done it all in the name of avoiding the needle or the checkup (or even a haircut!). Listener Rachel suggested this topic, and in Episode 180 we cover appointments of all kinds and how to survive them when your kids are fearful. There’s even an original song performed by one of our kids at the end of the episode. Join us!

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Queue It Up!

Listen to one of our favorite series: Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About! Episode 19 is about New Motherhood, 24 is about Toddlers, 62 is about Starting School, and 114 is about Breastfeeding.

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