Back braces take an emotional toll on both boys and girls with scoliosis. Erin gives advice to mom Sarah in California when her 14 year-old doesn’t want to wear his doctor-prescribed brace. As a parent, it’s important to empathize with your son or daughter. In the midst of puberty, challenges at school and a desire to be considered ‘normal,’ that back brace seems like an enemy to your teenager.

Hear Erin’s advice in the video link above.

Your turn: what’s your experience with teenagers and back braces? Let me know in the Comments section below.