Tests and medical procedures can be frightening for both parents and children, so it is important that they are both prepared and calm.
The National Library of Medicine of the United States offers these suggestions:
- Give your child a detailed explanation, simple and clear what will happen.
- Be specific about which part of the body will be affected, and as you might feel.
- Allow your child to react, even if it includes anger, screaming or crying, but encourage communication about what he or she is feeling.
- Have your child practice the positions that will be required, for example lying down or stretching one arm.