Are there any areas of life that may be challenging for the NDI child?
|Topic:||Behavioral and Social Concerns|
The teenage years can be a challenge for the NDI child and his parents because, like all young teenagers, the NDI child may go through a period of rebellion: not wanting to take his medications, not wanting to be different, wanting to eat salty snack foods like the rest of his friends. One of the most dangerous things an NDI youth can do is drink alcohol. The NDI patient is used to drinking a lot of liquid in the form of water, and this habit could carry over to alcohol. Alcohol is dehydrating in itself and this could be disastrous for NDI teenagers, especially if they were reluctant to take their medications.