The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro
About This Show
In The Child Repair Guide, pediatrician and dad Dr. Steve Silvestro brings the wisdom and insights of the world's best childhood health and wellness experts directly to parents in one trusted source--to give parents the best tools to raise happy, healthy, balanced families.
Most Recent Episode
How to Get Your Child to Take Medicine
“Help me help you.” This line from the movie Jerry Maguire perfectly sums up the frustration we all feel when we’re trying to give our kids medicine, doesn’t it? I know that you’re sick and feel terrible…I get it…but this is the stuff that will make you feel better, so please take it! As a pediatrician and a dad, I know this frustration well. Not only do I occasionally have this challenge with my own kids, I also get dozens of phonecalls from parents having the same battles with theirs. I know that the pain is real—for everyone involved! So in this episode, I’ve brought together all the very best tips and tricks for getting your kids to take medicine, including many that you won’t find elsewhere. We start with tips specifically for how to take liquid medication, how to take eyedrops and eye ointment, and how to take pills. I’ll also cover my favorite way to teach your child how to swallow pills, plus some general tips that will be useful no matter what type of medicine you’re giving. You can read the full text of this episode at www.drstevesilvestro.com/35 This episode first appeared at www.drstevesilvestro.com