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Old 12-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
Melinda29
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Re: How do you prepare your older child for vaccines?

My 7-yr-old son does not have aspergers or anything, but vaccines are a major issue for him. His younger sibs handle it fine, but he flips out with shots. He goes into animalistic survival mode--complete with choking and biting me once. It was incredibly embarrassing, as I am quite strict with behaviors otherwise, but it's like he seriously goes into an animal state. I learned to bring it up in advance, talk about it, role play (where I am the patient), and then have my flu shot done before him so he can see my bravery. And bribe with ice cream afterwards
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