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October 16th, 2013, 10:13 AM
MelChicago MelChicago is offline
Just keep breathing.
Join Date: Sep 2012
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I'm so sorry your son is so scared. And you too. I'm not a parent yet, so I'm not sure I have much helpful to contribute. But I work with kids, and the first thing that popped into my head was modeling how to manage fears. Acknowledging and validating them, talking them through, finding resources (doctors, therapists, etc), talking through if/then scenarios (especially addressing how if the baby isn't growing properly, it's no ones fault and nothing that anyone could do), recalling other times when sad or scary things have happened and talking through what he/you did to "survive" (distractions, exercise, hugs, deep breathing, drawing pictures/journalling, finding other joys to focus on, helping others, etc).
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