My son has started seeing a naturopath for some help with his varied health problems. Without going into all the long drawn out details, we are trying to get some food allergy testing for him. She has recommended a blood test, but my son won't agree to it.
I have tried and tried any and all gentle ways of encouraging him. I do not want to force him into it, and I don't think we could even if we wanted it--he is STRONG. But we really, really need to get this done so we can start working on a good and healthy diet for him.
I explained how it all works, I was honest and simple with him. I encouraged him, even used creative storytelling to walk him through it. I allowed the nurse to draw my blood so I could show him what it looked like and that it was not excruciatingly painful. I am honoring and respecting his feelings, but I'm out of ideas. We need to move forward on this.
Anyone done this?