Electronic devices shouldn’t be used as comforters (for frightened children)

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Parent and child alike will benefit from putting down the device!


After years and years of practising emergency medicine, I’ve seen and treated thousands of children for everything from beads in the nose to leukaemia, ruptured spleens to sprained ankles.

A father of four myself, I take great delight in interacting with the kids that come through my workplace. I consider it a personal challenge to make them smile whenever possible and to put them at ease.

I’ve learned a few things over the years. For instance,

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