Title

Addressing common pediatric concerns through children's books

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics

Date

4-11-2000

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Books; Pediatrics

Disciplines

Pediatrics

Abstract

Books about common pediatric concerns read to or by children can serve several purposes: 1) provide accurate information, 2) normalize feelings and experiences, 3) facilitate conversations between parents and children about difficult topics, 4) help children develop strategies to cope with complex situations, and 5) develop understanding and empathy for children coping with a variety of circumstances. Our recommended list of books is based on how regularly we have received requests for book suggestions from parents, children, students, residents, and clinicians.

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Citation: Pediatr Rev. 2000 Apr;21(4):130-8. DOI 10.1542/pir.21-4-130

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