How and when you talk with your child about an operation or hospital visit depends on his or her age and level of understanding.
As a parent, you know best how much information your child needs and can handle. However, generally, every child older than infancy needs to be told:
- That he or she is going to the hospital
- That he or she will be having an operation
- About what will happen (basic information) during his or her hospital visit
If you have additional questions or concerns, please call the Child Life office at 254.935.4169.