Guidelines for talking with kids of different ages
What you say to prepare your child for a first visit will, of course, depend on your child’s age and temperament. But unless your child is very young, we encourage you to make a very general statement about the experience. For example, “We’re going to talk to a doctor about how you’re feeling, thinking and behaving, to make life easier for you.” Check out this helpful information from Child Mind Institute.
Preparing Your Child for a Visit with a Psychiatrist or Psychologist