"[Teens and tweens are] anxious," Chung said. "Start early. Make it a foregone conclusion that every single year, you're going to pay a visit to the doctor. The onus is on the healthcare professional to develop a rapport and build that trust over time."
If your kids are still young and you're not happy with your current pediatrician, now's the time to make a change. If you wait until they're adolescents, they won't feel comfortable with a new doctor, and are likely to be in and out of the office without saying much. "Stick with the same doctor year after year to diffuse stress around adolescence," Chung recommended.