How Does Your Child Feel About Shots?

In the past, we’ve talked about anxiety and kids on several different occasions.  Kids can have anxiety around all manner of issues, from going to school to spending the night out to shots.  In fact, shots are one we see many kids (and adults) struggle with consistently.  If your child has trouble with shots and those dreaded vaccinations are looming on the horizon, check out this article from the wise folks at NPR.  

And if shots just seem to be the newest subject over which your child worries, we’d recommend a fantastic resource called Freeing Your Child from Anxiety by Tamar Chansky.  It will help you understand the nature of anxiety itself, and give you tools to help your child overcome it.