If anxiety or distress increases in either the parent or child, be prepared to slow down or stop the process. Offer choices to both the parent and child, acknowledging their feelings.

For example: if the child is in pain and their parent is becoming anxious, stop and ask what would help the child and ask everyone to breathe slowly.

By incorporating this one tool you create an atmosphere of empathy, choice, and clear communication, contributing to a positive and supportive dental experience for both parents and their children

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