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How to Handle Shots

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Getting a shot is no fun. Just thinking about getting the shot before it happens can feel uncomfortable, even downright scary. The anticipation might be worse than the shot itself. Why do we have to get shots? And how can we teach our brains to react in new ways that help us handle them? This video from The Imaginary Friend Society has a few suggestions.

How to Handle Shots is one of 20 short animations made to help educate children who have been diagnosed with cancer, but it can be helpful for any kid on the way to the doctor’s office. Created by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the series introduces chemotherapy, MRIs, surgery, and other cancer-related topics with the help of animated characters.

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Bonus: Broken Wrist, a classic from Sesame Street.

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