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My son is 6 years old and has asd, adhd, sensory processing and anxiety. They know how much I struggle with him on a daily basis. They believe children don’t need medication and that Autism isn’t real but an excuse.


Posted anonymously, 11th April 2021


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  • No your child, your choice. You do what you feel is right


  • Just ignore them. They should have no say in his treatment, including medication. And if they’re not helpful or supportive, perhaps minimise the time you spend with them.


  • No, they should get a say on it, doctors wouldn’t recommend medications if it wasn’t needed. however! Do your research yourself before you dive in to giving medications x


  • Maybe provide them with evidence based research books and literature on Autism. Sometimes it can be helpful to educate people rather than them just forming ideas based on off beliefs and opinions.


  • I don’t think anyone has the right to voice their opinion on your child other than you and your partner and your child’s doctors.
    That goes for every single child out there.


  • I’m afraid it is not up to them you and your husband and drs make the decision not them and I would be telling them.


  • You need to do what’s best for you and YOUR child. They can offer advice but not tell you what you can and can’t do with them


  • No. They’re entitled to their opinion but at the end of the day it is your decision.


  • They are most likely advising on what advice would have been around when they were children. Since then, there would have been many peer reviewed papers and evidence based research to support what is out there in terms of medication.

    I think they are offering advice that they think is relevant. I would accept their time and that they did think on things. But times have a changed! Just like, and not too long ago Doctors advised to smoke during pregnancy to help deliver a smaller baby !!


  • No it’s up to you and they don’t get a say at all!


  • They are entitled to their beliefs but they have no say in how you parent your child including medications.


  • Are the elderly grandparents raising the said child?
    If not my answer would be no, its completely upto the caregiver as they spend majority of the time with that child.


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