Giving children medication and getting them to take it can be extremely difficult, thus it is important that children are included and have a say in their treatment. For parents the focus is often on getting their child to take medication as and when it is prescribed. To achieve this it is invaluable to work with your child.
If children feel they are being included and taken seriously, and that their views and opinions matter, they are much more likely to take their medication than if they are simply told what to do. With this approach some older children are happy to take ownership of their treatment to the point of administering their own injections.
Taking tablets. For some children, and even adults, this can be extremely traumatic. It is often worse with drugs such as methotrexate that your child may associate with nausea and tummy upsets. If there are problems you may wish to;