I think my DS11 has an issue with his testicles. However he REFUSES to go to the doctor about it. Says he will run off and just won't go. How do I get him there? I'm at the point of considering faking a letter from the doctor saying he needs vaccinations simply to be him in the consultation room. Any advice or experience anyone?
I have taken that line - but he is absolutely steadfast and it would almost definitely mean both of his parents man handling him in and holding him down. Obviously I don't want to do that as it would be traumatic for him (and us!)
Give him some choices - male or female doctor, you there or not, his dad there or not, you talking to the doctor first to see if it needs checking out (ie getting him some more facts first). The only non-negotiable is that he has to choose one, and give him a deadline for choosing. Maybe his dad could talk to him about how to handle such visits.
Get his dad to have a chat with him to find out what the problem seems to be, as a man he may well be able to reassure him that he's perfectly normal. At that age he may prefer to see a male doctor and I would encourage his dad to take him, making it an all boys matter.