About This Resource
You are more powerful than you realize, and we are excited to help you unleash the super powers you didn’t know you had! No one loves the freakout around needle pokes, but there are simple, effective ways to nip it in the bud. In just a few minutes, you can have the tools and strategies you need to make the medical experience better for everyone.
How to Use This Resource
Before you head into that next appointment, let SuperMeg guide you through learning about how pain works, different strategies for managing it, and how you can talk to kids and providers about what works for you and your family. There are links to videos and downloads that help you figure out what is best for you, and you can even have kids do it with you so you can both learn together. In just a few minutes, you’ll have what you need to make that next doctor visit a lot more calm and comfortable.
Who This Is For
Parents, caregivers, providers…anyone who wants a quick, efficient way to learn about how to make needle pokes and medical procedures easier and more comfortable.
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