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Your Child's Surgery

How can I help my preschooler?
  • Preschoolers are curious and want to know what to expect. Talk to your child about surgery 3-5 days in advance.
  • Use simple words and avoid unnecessary details. Also, reinforce the idea that the child did nothing wrong to cause the surgery.
  • Use a play doctor's kit, hospital book or KidSpeak app to help your child express his or her feelings about the surgery.