How to Deal with your Child's Cast?
Your little one had a bad fall and broke his/her arm or leg. It is, therefore, possible that a cast has been placed to heal him/her. The problem is that a child with a cast requires a new organization for the coming weeks. Here are 5 tips and tricks for managing your little adventurer's new daily life during this time.
• Assess the situation
Your child has been very hurt but now that he has a cast, he suffers less. However, he will have to learn to live differently for a few weeks and this can give him an unpleasant sensation of frustration. Indeed, your child cannot play or move as he wants. It will, therefore, be necessary to explain why he must pay attention to his cast and help him as best as possible in everyday life. If your child was already somewhat independent before the accident, explain to him that you know that he knows how to fend for himself but that during his healing period, he will have to seek help from an adult again. Explain to him what is the use of a cast and how these next weeks will take place. The child does not like to go to the unknown so reassure him.
A child with a cast may encounter some difficulties in the classroom. If he can’t write with his casted arm, try with a tablet. He can also dictate his homework to his teacher who can also print all lessons. Moreover, a limb in a cast means no sport. Suggest to the teacher to provide another activity, such as team composition or arbitration for example, so that he does not feel isolated from his class.
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