New beginnings allow us to reflect on what the past brought, but also allow us to focus on what is to come. This may be difficult for hospitalized children and their families; however, it can be very therapeutic to discuss future goals.
What you say to a child matters. Here’s how to change the conversation.
From jokes to jingles, Child Life Specialists work behind the scenes to make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable for hospitalized children and families. Here are a few ideas to spread joy in the hospital.
No matter what it is, most people have some sort of tradition that makes this time of year feel special. So what happens when you are a child in the hospital or a family dealing with illness? Things that matter tend to shift… and not just for the child who is sick, but for the whole family.
How do you make the holidays a little easier for kiddos in the hospital? Find out here.
One of the most fun and timely things I love to do with preschool and school-age patients (and maybe even help them create a new tradition!) is to tell them a story about “Turkey Tom.”