How to Handle a Child’s Injury

jesseAs a pediatrician and a mom, I understand that one of the toughest experiences of parenthood is having a child who’s been hurt. Whether it’s a deep gash, or something much more serious, it can throw parents and kids for a loop. While pediatricians know that injury prevention is the best “medicine,” the sad truth is that kids still do get hurt- lots of them- even with the most vigilant parents. In fact, 9.2 million children are treated in an emergency room for an injury each year, making it equally important for parents to know how to handle what happens after the injury.

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