My 6yo first grade ds is showing signs of selective mutism - he is a normal healthy child at home, but at school or other social settings (other than family gatherings) he absolutely refuses to talk. I was going to try to talk to his pediatrician or a therapist about this, but I am afraid that they are going to insist on medication, which is something that I am adamantly opposed to. Can a parent be forced to give their child medication? I was not sure what a parents rights were in regard to this.
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12/16/09 at 10:17am