Dr. Stout is very kid friendly. My daughter is very apprehensive and can be very difficult to deal with, but Dr. Stout calmed her down immediately. The last O.D. she had wasn't very kid friendly @ all. Her 1st visit there was her last. I informed the receptionist that she was very apprehensive and asked if the Dr kid friendly?, she stated yes and assured me so. I was in disbelief until Dr. Stout walked into the room introduced himself to both of us. He explained each procedure to her and also the importance of each. She did well and he coached her right through each step and the appointment was a success. I'm 1 happy Mom. The assistant was AWESOME as well.