Getting kids to do what parents want them to do can be particularly problematic when the child is disabled. However, expectations of developmentally appropriate contributions in the home/society and developmentally appropriate self care are key to preparing for successful transition to adulthood.
Clinicians can facilitate this process by:
- explaining the importance of children having appropriate levels of independence;
- reviewing appropriate expectations given the child's level of development/function; and
- teaching parents behavioral techniques to motivate their child.
- parents' expectations remain impoverished (e.g., vulnerable child syndrome, lack of resolution with the child''s diagnosis);
- excessive conflict persists between the child and parent; and
- the child has persistent refusal to attain ability-appropriate goals despite intervention by the Medical Home.
|Author:||Lisa Samson-Fang, MD - 10/2008|
|Content Last Updated:||5/2011|