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Should glasses and braces be worn?

Should glasses and braces be worn?

While some children can complete their physical development without any problems, others have to use various accessories for eye and oral health. Children using these accessories may experience some difficulties both physically and psychologically. Is it possible for children to get used to the accessories they have to use? How should parents support their children in the acclimatization process? DBE Behavioral Sciences experts answer this question:… From birth to adulthood, children develop at different speeds and structures in physical, social and mental terms. While completing their physical development, some children need to use some medical accessories, such as eyeglasses or braces, to achieve a better and healthier appearance. However, using these accessories can be friendly and sometimes enemy. Some children may adopt glasses or braces at once, but some may experience various problems. Although accessories such as eyeglasses and braces improve children's ability to solve problems, this does not mean that every child will survive the process. So, what should parents do during the familiarization process of children using medical accessories? How to support your child Aysegul Moral, DBE Clinical Psychologist from the Institute of Behavioral Sciences, points out that not every child identified as needing to use these accessories does have to use these accessories, but the children who do have to experience some differences. Moral said, “First of all, children who start using glasses or braces may have to experience some physical limitations. Especially during the acclimatization phase, the child who uses glasses cannot run and play as comfortably as before; the child who starts wearing braces may not eat everything freely. The process of getting used to the braces is a bit painful and requires the child to control what they eat. A child who starts to use braces cannot consume certain foods for a certain period of time, while eating certain foods is prohibited. In such a case, the child's resistance to wearing braces may increase further. ” Moral said that another difficult situation for children who use such medical accessories is to make fun of their friends. Le It is a common situation that their friends wear nicknames and make fun of them with changing exterior appearance. While the child doesn't want to use these materials, his discomfort will increase. ”

Families have big responsibilities during the acclimatization process

Stating that a number of tasks are waiting for the families to overcome this negative process that is frequently encountered in children, Moral said, ler Parents who will have the child wear such accessories should first explain the situation to their children. Only in this way can the child become more familiar with the new situation. In addition, allowing children to choose products that reflect their own tastes will help children love the product they will use. For example, the colorful tires worn on the braces or the glasses the character loves the child can simplify this process. ” Emphasizing that it is important for children to develop behaviors that help to overcome the negative aspects of this process, Moral said; Itibaren From the beginning of the process, children need to give the right answers to the questions they have in mind and help them express their feelings. It is also another important task of the family to teach them how to cope with their mockery. It is necessary to improve the child's coping skills by teaching the child behaviors such as not caring for the ridicule of other children, not reacting instead of being angry, leaving the environment. first, you should try to understand his feelings. Instead of sentences like 'Everyone wears', 'What will happen', 'If you don't,' it is important to listen to his discomfort first and learn what he feels. Subsequently, it is necessary to support the child to reduce his anxiety and to tell him that such accessories will not change his personality. ”