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With all best wishes,


Dr Helen Care, Chartered Clinical Psychologist


How do I prepare my child for a blood test?

- do we tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Well we've certainly never advocated telling anything but the truth! But the whole truth - well that's a more complicated question. When my daughter (Yr 3) needed a blood test I was horrified. Now I do know that it really isn't that bad, but I am a massive wuss when it comes to this kind of thing. (Last time I had a blood test I genuinely had to sit with my head between my knees for 10 mins afterwards #get a g