If your son has been
diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome:
Recognize your feelings. It is natural for
parents to feel that they have done something to cause Klinefelter syndrome.
But this condition is a
genetic disorder and was beyond anyone's control.
Allow yourself time to deal with your feelings, and talk with your son's doctor
about your concerns.
Educate yourself about the disorder. The
common problem for parents is fear of the unknown. Educating yourself will help
you learn how to help your son.
Support your son. Provide education
appropriate for his age about Klinefelter syndrome and give him the emotional
support and encouragement he needs. Remind him that most men who have
Klinefelter syndrome go through life with few problems.
involved in your son's care. Talk with your doctor about his treatment. If
counseling for behavioral problems is needed, or if your son has difficulty
reading or has poor verbal skills, get help from qualified professionals who
have experience working with boys who have Klinefelter