I'm writing an article about kids who take medication for a lifelong disease - diabetes, etc - and parents and doctors teach these kids and ensure that the meds are taken properly. Also, what about allergies? How do you make sure your child says no to the foods they are allergic to? Statistically, 50% of people don't take their meds properly and 20% don't take them at all! And with the increase of childhood diseases, I am researching ways to ensure our kids are responsible for their own healthcare. You can email me at email@example.com. I appreciate any information you can provide me. LisaAnswer Question
Answer by gemgem at 2:33 PM on Dec. 7, 2008
Answer by NiekaC at 7:03 PM on Dec. 7, 2008
My son takes many meds & supplements daily & it can be tough to keep him taking them, but we've found that giving him some control over the process helps w/compliance. For example: 1)Â WeÂ give him choices on his meds (liquid or pill) 2) We explain to him as often as he needs to hear it why he takes them (at an age-appropriate level) 3) Some meds/supps. can be skipped for a day or two (w/dr's approval), so for those days when he's absolutely adamant about not taking his meds, we give him the choice to skip some of them 4) We let him choose his med/supp. schedule within limits; Some meds/supps. have to be taken at certain times or can't be taken with other meds/supps., but as long as we stay w/in those boundaries, he can choose when to take them.
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:35 AM on Dec. 9, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Dec. 9, 2008