Clair - posted on 08/27/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
My Mother was very rude and patronising towards me the other when I told her about my daughter going into the doctors room alone.
My daughter is 15 and very independant. She will be 16 in 4 months. I have always respected that there are somethings a young woman just doesnt want ot talk about in front of her mother....so when she started having hip problems again (she was born with a dislocated hip as a baby) I allowed her to go into the room on her own as she said she wanted to talk to the doctor on her own.
I agreed because I thought that if she has been sexually active - which is not unusual at her age despite it turning my stomach! ThenI should let her speak tothe doctot in confidence. Especially because if something had happened the doctor needs to know the truth which may not feel able to express with me sat right next to her!
I have told my daughter I will be attending the follow ups with her.
My mother made me feel awful and the way she spoke to me was terrible. She said I wasnt there for her when I should have been - I was in the waiting room with my other children.
What do other parents of teenage girls think??