Biology Bites Back
Depending on how old your kids are and how bad their boo-boo is, you may find yourself using logic or comfort to row your way through the river of tears, which inevitably flow faster when the rubbing alcohol and cotton ball come out. Nobody likes the sting, and asking a distressed kiddo to endure more pain is a tall order.
On the surface, this dramatized biology lesson sounds scary. Children often take things literally, and their imaginations run wild with whatever we give them. However, this tactic could be helpful in empowering tiny first-aid patients, making them feel tougher than the mean ‘ol bacteria and the sting that comes with fighting it.