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TAKING OWNERSHIP OF HEALTH CARE  (Tips for Parents and Caregivers)

Are you ready for the day when you take your son or your daughter for a medical appointment and the doctor or medical staff says to you, as the parent or caregiver, “Your young adult is now old enough to talk to me on their own”?  What if your son or daughter tells you they are old enough to talk to their doctor on their own?

Are you prepared?  Do you think that your son or daughter is prepared to begin self-managing their health and wellness with just your support?

The goal for every child is to develop as much independence and self awareness as they can. How can we help them to be as independent, self aware, and self-directed about their own health as possible?

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