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The Hospital Scares Me
The Hospital Scares Me
Author: Kirk Hogan, Paula Z. Hogan
ISBN-13: 9780817213510
ISBN-10: 0817213511
Publication Date: 4/1980
Pages: 31
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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Publisher: Raintree Publishers
Book Type: School Library Binding
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The inside cover reads:
.....For Parents and Teachers

Children need preparation for a hospital experiance-explanations of what will happen and why, and how they will feel. In addition to emotional support, they need suggestions for behaviors that are acceptable as demonstrated by adults around them. Parents, teachers and professionals can use a book like "The Hospital Scares Me" to facilitate children's feeling of mastery over a hospital experiance.

The approach of this book is pleasent yet realistic. It is useful not only prior to admission, but also during of after a hospital visit-to help an "unprepared" child cope more effectively with current or past hospital events. This book also will demystify the hospital for siblings or classmates of a hospitalized child. It is never too late to educate children about the hospital experiance.