Moms of 18 yos - does your kid's doctor do this to you too?
I just wanted to check if any other mothers had experienced treatment similar to mine. Now that my daughter is 18, I am treated like a pariah when I go with her to her doctor's appointments, even though she wants me there. I don't mind them checking with her to see if its ok - but I am not allowed to speak on the phone in scheduling appointments, even if I need to go with her, and I feel like I am getting dirty looks from nurses when I can see she is confused and I ask questions to get more clarification. Since when does 18 become a magical age when my daughter doesn't need me anymore? I understand that we have privacy laws, but the treatment seems a little extreme - especially since she is actively requesting I participate. I'm wondering if I switched doctors if it would be a more pleasant experience.