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Posted by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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Is your doctor supportive of your choice to homeschool?  We recently switched doctors because our previous one seemed really too forceful with opinions- we found one that is great!  She listens, offers advice, but doesn't force it, and is patient with each question.  She is encouraging and I feel like the kids had a visit with a grandma figure by the end of the appointment.

She is a huge supporter of homeschooling even!  I'm so glad we found her!

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mynameismuerte
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM
I don't like the boys current pediatrician. It's hard to explain but she dosn't seem to be supportive of much of anything, lol. I need to find a new one ASAP.
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happy2bmom25
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM

im glad you found someone you like. seems odd that a pediatrician would even offer an opinion on where the kids go to school.

HippieMomma86
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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Awesome on finding a great DR! It seems those are rare these days. I'm a selective vax'er and we go to a multiple dr ped and it depends who I speak to if they are supportive or not. The most recent one was supportive of my decision to refuse certain vax's, but didn't seem too phased by my choice to homeschool, I guess it might be quite common in my area. I was a little shocked that she didn't offer any advice/support about it, though.

I have had some family members speak out against it. It seems half of the people I talk to love the idea, others think they need public school... and the worst reason (in my opinion) they give is the socialization.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I kind of agree with this. I don't really talk about it too much with our Pedi. It might come up more if there was a behavior issue or something, I guess.

Quoting happy2bmom25:

im glad you found someone you like. seems odd that a pediatrician would even offer an opinion on where the kids go to school.




KDBeckham
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 3:34 PM
We have a great ped Dr. that is supportive of our choice and she is always listening and always asking questions.
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jul. 5, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Ours was more supportive when the kids were toddlers. I'm now scouting for a new one. Mostly because she tried to sneak and give my son a vaccination I had previously said I didn't want! My boys both had chicken pox so I refused the 2nd booster, she tried to give it to him anyway. Thank god I'm nosy!

All our specialists are very supportive though
kirbymom
by Sonja on Jul. 5, 2012 at 4:12 PM

 I hate to be the odd man here, but we don't do drs!  Everyone we have ever found has been very un-supportive or just downright ugly and intrusive into our personal decisions regarding our children.  Oh, wait a minute, I did find one once. My first pregnancy dr. He was Arabian. He was the most absolute best dr ever, for a first time pregnancy. Sadly, he switched from being a baby dr. to an ob-gyn. 

coala
by Silver Member on Jul. 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

My ped is very supportive of the decisions that I have made.  She understands that I do my research about any major decision that we make.  We were actually in today and she told me that we were due for some things and didn't pressure about anything.  She was also asking my DD about school and my niece as well.  She was totally understanding and was congratulating me on how far they have come in the last several months.

gacgbaker
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 4:57 PM


Quoting KickButtMama:

Ours was more supportive when the kids were toddlers. I'm now scouting for a new one. Mostly because she tried to sneak and give my son a vaccination I had previously said I didn't want! My boys both had chicken pox so I refused the 2nd booster, she tried to give it to him anyway. Thank god I'm nosy!

All our specialists are very supportive though

That was the issue with my last pediatrician too- well one of them.  I said no to the rotovirus vax, and next thing I know they gave it to them.  I was so upset.  

oredeb
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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we dont have a doctor, never had a doctor, i always did and do all the doctoring in our home

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