Children, Pain, and Rorschach Images

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This article, in a slightly edited form, first appeared on Pain News Network on October 5, 2019. How a Child Responds to Pain No one saw it happen. My three-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter was in the basement by herself when she broke her arm. My guess is that she was jumping on the couch or standing on…

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Teaching Children to Cope with Pain

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It’s important to help children master their response to pain in age-appropriate ways. Children who have the emotional and cognitive ability to understand and determine their response to an injury generally suffer less. This is self-efficacy, and it allows the child to feel in control.

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