Listen, as Dr. Wright shares how mother's may want to show their scar from thyroid surgery to their children.
Initially, it is really important that the scar not be revealed. There is so much drama on television in visuals of throats being cut and people dying, that it’s really important that depending on the age of the children that there’s an educational process that goes on, anticipating it, and then revealing the scar or the incision when it seems really appropriate. But to be really mindful that this is a much more dramatic scar than say, a wound on the arm or belly, and just be conscious of that.
About Dr. Barbara Wright, Ph.D.:
Barbara Wright, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist based in Laguna Beach, California. She has been in private practice for over 30 year. During this time she has developed a method and system of compassionate communication for skillful conflict resolution, be it intrapersonal or interpersonal for individuals, couples, families, as well as schools and corporative situations. This method Metta4All, is the culmination of her life’s work as a speech therapist and clinical psychologist.