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Tough to Get Your Kid to Take Medicine? An Expert Offers Tips
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Tough to Get Your Kid to Take Medicine? An Expert Offers Tips

By By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay)SUNDAY, July 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it's difficult for parents to get their child to take necessary medication.One expert who spends part of her workday guiding parents through this challenge offers some suggestions to make the ordeal easier.Emily Glarum, a child life specialist at the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, offers these tips: Be honest, practice it, provide choices, set a schedule and let the child take little sips or use a straw."We like to promote honesty," Glarum said in a hospital news release. "Hiding medicine in food can make kids feel tricked and add some mistrust or even some aversions around different foods."What I've run into in the past is, the child may start to de...