When educating a family about a new endocrine diagnosis, I always make sure to try to explain it to the child too. When I finish, I make sure that the child understands what I have said by asking him/her if they have any questions.
A recent patient that I had, a quiet, thoughtful 6 year old boy throughout appointment, was memorable. Even though he was quiet for most of the appointment, I could tell from his intense eye gaze that he was following the conversation.
Soon, the time came for me to ask:
‘Do you have any questions?’
He thoughtfully then asked: 'Did you have tacos for breakfast?’
I love pediatrics!! :)