I had to share this video on the homepage and blog! Ask Child Life is not affiliated or associated with this hospital in any way, I just like the video! I can’t help but smile when I hear kids sharing their thoughts and ideas about hospitalization and medical care.
As cute as this video is, it really hits home the fact that kids process information differently depending on their age and their development. It is so important to not assume a child understands a common word or expression used regarding their medical care. We as caregivers and parents need to try to think about things from the perspective of the child, and ask what they think something means. This way we know for sure what they are thinking and we can avoid any unnecessary stress over misconceptions!
Be sure to check out this additional post about How Kids and Teens Think, for more information and tips about how kids process medical information.