Are parents setting a good example by following doctors’ orders for their kids? Not so much, according to new research.
Two-thirds of parents say they don’t always follow advice from their child’s health care provider, according to new findings from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Just 31 percent of parents said they follow advice from their child’s health care provider all of the time, and 13 percent said they follow the provider’s advice only occasionally. More than half (56 percent) said they follow provider’s advice “most of the time.”