Communicating with children takes skill, thoughtfulness, and practice, yet even a conscientious practitioner may take this ability for granted. This review will guide you in refining your interactions with children and teaching parents to do the same.
Catherine Deering is a professor of psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Clayton College & State University, Morrow, GA, and has practiced as a psychiatric nurse with children and adults. Debra Cody is an assistant professor of health care management in the School of Health Sciences at Clayton College & State University and has practiced as a maternal–child nurse. The authors acknowledge the assistance of research librarians Rhonda Boozer and Jonathan Jay in the preparation of this article. Contact author: Catherine Deering, School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Baccalaureate Nursing, Clayton College & State University, Morrow, GA 30260-0285; firstname.lastname@example.org.