Painful medical procedures are difficult to cope with. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, my role is to prepare children for new experiences while providing a coping plan. I had the opportunity to support my own son for a routine blood test this week. He was quite nervous when his pediatrician mentioned it and I […]
Guest Blog Post by Emily Jasinowski, mother of Mason and Arlo and Little Birch Blogger It’s an understatement to say that our son’s NICU journey was difficult on our family. Our worried hearts were wrapped around his health and well being, new diagnoses that dropped out of nowhere,
This past week I had the honor of writing a guest blog for Tiny Docs. Tiny Docs is a relatively new organization (started in 2015) which creates fun and child-friendly cartoons relating to the healthcare experience. Parents are empowered to
For many children, taking medicine is literally a tough pill to swallow. At UC Davis Children’s Hospital, child life specialists teach kids this new skill of swallowing pills, when liquid medicine and chewable tablets are not options. The team shares six tips.