Alright, the big one: giving shots. I remember how hard this was for me, I was 11 when I was diagnosed (Here, child, have a syringe. In fact, until you can poke yourself with it, we won't let you leave..... mwa haha! -- that's how it seemed when I was little, anyway...). And then, at times when my parents stepped in quite a bit I would forget to practice and build up my fear again.
One thing that helped me was having my parents do it with me, just building up to it slowly. You know, I pinch or I poke or I push the end of the syringe (I apologize for forgetting its name), and work up to doing it by myself. Another thing was material. This sounds horrible, but I was paid five bucks to give a shot once... When I was too afraid to get over it mentally. Its odd but I believe something material can sometimes get over the mental parts.... sometimes. I gave that shot, needless to say.
Really, just being there for your son. I mean honeymoon phase can be tricky as it is a lot of adjusting and figuring - but it is also a great time to learn the ropes. Usually, or as I was informed by my doctors, one can go on the pump as soon as the honeymoon phase is over. Which means one's numbers have regulated more (honeymoon phase is when the pancreas is still fading out, so it is still making some insulin in addition to what is taken by the diabetic -- in case you didn't know :D), so it can be configured by the diabetic without the pancreas' input.
I would write down all my questions. In fact I've started a binder for that recentley as I often forget what I'm going to ask. Oh yikes I have to remember a web site here, but this is actually great as well for forms to fill out (for example for doctors)... I'll post back with the site address lol as my brain isn't cooperating. Other than that, basially its all rocking and rolling. But also prepare for a lot of information, perhaps some overload, so also bring stuff to take notes with :D And actually take them lol I can't tell you how grateful I am for the notes I have to fall back on that my parents have taken when I lazy out :)