Soothing Your Child's Pain: From Teething and Tummy Aches to Acute Illnesses and Injuries - How to Understand the Causes and Ease the Hurt

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From colic and teething to serious injuries, Soothing Your Child's Pain helps parents understand the pain their child is experiencing so that they can better comfort them. A renowned expert in this area, author Kenneth Gorfinkle, provides proven techniques parents can use to communicate and soothe their child's hurting. His techniques vary by the age of the child and on symptoms, and include touch, visualization, massage, distraction, and dispensing appropriate medicinal treatment.-- Kenneth Gorfinkle is one the leading pediatric behavioral medicine specialists in the country-- Provides guidance on minimizing the emotional trauma of both acute illnesses and minor injuries that children may face-- A unique reference guide that every parent will want to have on hand

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Adults tend either to make a huge fuss about children's pain or dismiss it. The coordinator of psychological services for the department of pediatric oncology at Babies and Children's Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, Gorfinkle helps parents and other caretakers find a balance between these two reactions by explaining what pain is and how parents can best alleviate both the physical and the emotional symptoms. Gorfinkle offers suggestions and techniques to help assess and treat children's pain, including ailments such as headaches, abdominal pain, and teething, as well as ways to prepare children for procedures such as immunizations and to help them develop coping skills. Conventional medications and alternative therapies are both discussed, as is the importance of parental attitudes toward pain. Recommended for health collections.?Anne C. Tomlin, Auburn Memorial Hosp. Lib., N.Y.
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