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Age-by-Age Insights

Dad: Can you point to where it hurts?

Look at Illness and Injuries Through Your Child's Eyes

"Understanding what's happening at each age and stage will help you relate to your child. These insights will help you ask questions in ways your child can answer them, and offer answers that make sense."

Susanna Neumann, Ph.D.

Psychologist Consultant, Rockefeller University, New York City

Find out what illness or injury feels like to children from infants to teens — and what you can do to communicate effectively at every age.

Pick an Age:

Babies & Toddlers: Ages 0-2

Preschoolers: Ages 3-5

School Age: Ages 6-11

Preteen & Teen: Ages 12 & Up

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