Perhaps the Dr thought he was re-inforcing the Mother's demand to her child AND becoming "the bad guy" to the kid, instead of the mother? I have done that, however I also let the parents know that I'll be the 'bad guy' before I do it.
Example: I was in a grocery store where the grandma in front of me was telling young grand daughter she could not have the little dolly she had picked up and carried around the store. Grandma reiterated several times that she had already purchased something for the little girl and she was not getting her that doll, put it back on the shelf right now. The little girl just kept holding the doll and whining as she began to cry.
I told the grandma I would be the bad guy. I knelt down and held my hand out to the girl and asked her to give me the doll. She did and I handed it to the cashier. The girl cried louder and I turned to the grandma and apologized for making her grandchild cry and she told me it didn't matter, the grandaughter was gonna cry and be mad no matter how it happened.
My thoughts; at least the grandma could now blame ME and try to difuse her grandaughter's 'mad' so it wouldn't be directed at her.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry.
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.