Parent Skill #14 — Handling (unsolicited) advice from others

Often many well-meaning friends and family members will offer you (the parents) unsolicited advice about how you should handle your child's treatment differently, for example, they disagree with your health providers's advice. Frequently this is done while you are in the awkward position of accepting their much-needed help.

consulting with care team. The best way to handle these situations is to thank these people for their concern but explain that since you know all the specifics of your child's medical status, you will make the medical decisions based on consultation with your child's health care providers.

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