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Pediatrician Tells A Girl Her Brother Is Actually A Half-Brother, Gets His Attitude Corrected By A 10-Year-Old
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Pediatrician Tells A Girl Her Brother Is Actually A Half-Brother, Gets His Attitude Corrected By A 10-Year-Old

Genetics doesn’t make a family. Love does. And while Jesica Ryzynski and her family already knew that, their pediatrician did not.

While they were at his office, the doctor asked Jesica’s 10-year-old daughter who the members of her family were. She listed her mom, her dad (who happens to be her step-father), her brother who is three years younger than her, and her baby brother. But the pediatrician corrected her, saying that it was actually her half-brother.

However, the little girl instantly showed her big heart, standing up for her family and refusing to let the man divide it. Continue scrolling to learn everything that unfolded from Jesica’s own words.

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Jesica didn’t like the pediatrician from the get-go. “He had a terrible bedside manner,” she told Bored Panda. “Both my daughter and I never felt that we were being heard and often even felt that he was being dismissive. He was very condescending.”

Luckily, the savage girl instantly defused the situation. The mom describes her as one of the strongest people I know. “She is smart and very hard working. And she loves her siblings fiercely.”

One of the reasons why the girl grew up to be such a resilient little lady is Jesica’s current husband’s efforts to be the best dad he can be. “He is very involved with the children, both at home and coaching their sporting teams. He goes on most of the school trips. Their emotional and physical well-being is his absolute priority. It sounds a bit mushy I realize, but I consider myself very lucky to have found such a wonderful partner to go through life with.”

Here’s what people said about the situation

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Beh Pnkt
Community Member
2 years ago

cute...but could people please stop beeing offended by everthing? She says that this person was not a good pediatrician. Strangely he knew the family situation and seeing that this woman has more than just one child, she probably trusted him with at least one other child...(assuming) and now....that he "misspoke", he suddenly is a bad doctor that should be detested and does bad work. But now that she has a cute story to share with the interwebs, she can shit on that guy, because it makes her story stronger... just brush it off. Leave the doctor be the doctor. We pay him to keep the child healthy, not to be emotionally understanding. I rather have a healthy child that is taken care of a skilled but rude doctor, than some robbin williams kind of guy that jokes around everytime but has no clue of what he is doing.

Bunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

That's jumping to assumptions. There may well have been other reasons why she didn't think this guy was a good pediatrician, and this was just the last straw for her. It's rarely one inflammatory statement alone that gets you to walk out on a doctor. I've had several bad experiences with doctors, and I certainly didn't walk out after one incident.

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Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
2 years ago

Some time back I read something (here?) From a doctor. He needed to explain WHY he needed to ask you your gender. Genetic gender, not sexual identity, sexual orientation or whatever else. The genitic set of organs and hormones you were born with. Becaus a heart attack for example has different symptoms for men and woman. If the biological father of that child has some genetic condition it wont help when the emotional father claims they dont have it in their family. Genetics matter. Not in terms of family bonds, but they do in terms of medical care. So yeah, for any good doctor this boy is the half brother

danielw
Community Member
2 years ago

I doubt very much that the pediatritcian would be looking to get family history info from a child, rather than the mother. Yes, that information is important. Important enough to not screw it up by taking it from a child in the first place... wouldn't even know what diabetes or cancer or dementia even is. (at least, not the specific terms.)

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago

Geez, way to overreact. Technically, genetically, he's her half-brother. Has nothing to do with not being whole or being less than a (full) brother, but with HAVING ONLY HALF HIS GENES FROM THE SAME PARENT AS THE SISTER. Explain to your kid what 'half-brother' actually means and she wouldn't mind at all.

Joshua Portnof
Community Member
2 years ago

Exactly! The teaching moment should have been what half brother means and how just because they have different dad's doesn't mean they can't love each other just as much. Not lets ditch this perfectly good doctor cause facts hurt our feelings.

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Beh Pnkt
Community Member
2 years ago

cute...but could people please stop beeing offended by everthing? She says that this person was not a good pediatrician. Strangely he knew the family situation and seeing that this woman has more than just one child, she probably trusted him with at least one other child...(assuming) and now....that he "misspoke", he suddenly is a bad doctor that should be detested and does bad work. But now that she has a cute story to share with the interwebs, she can shit on that guy, because it makes her story stronger... just brush it off. Leave the doctor be the doctor. We pay him to keep the child healthy, not to be emotionally understanding. I rather have a healthy child that is taken care of a skilled but rude doctor, than some robbin williams kind of guy that jokes around everytime but has no clue of what he is doing.

Bunzilla
Community Member
2 years ago

That's jumping to assumptions. There may well have been other reasons why she didn't think this guy was a good pediatrician, and this was just the last straw for her. It's rarely one inflammatory statement alone that gets you to walk out on a doctor. I've had several bad experiences with doctors, and I certainly didn't walk out after one incident.

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Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
2 years ago

Some time back I read something (here?) From a doctor. He needed to explain WHY he needed to ask you your gender. Genetic gender, not sexual identity, sexual orientation or whatever else. The genitic set of organs and hormones you were born with. Becaus a heart attack for example has different symptoms for men and woman. If the biological father of that child has some genetic condition it wont help when the emotional father claims they dont have it in their family. Genetics matter. Not in terms of family bonds, but they do in terms of medical care. So yeah, for any good doctor this boy is the half brother

danielw
Community Member
2 years ago

I doubt very much that the pediatritcian would be looking to get family history info from a child, rather than the mother. Yes, that information is important. Important enough to not screw it up by taking it from a child in the first place... wouldn't even know what diabetes or cancer or dementia even is. (at least, not the specific terms.)

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago

Geez, way to overreact. Technically, genetically, he's her half-brother. Has nothing to do with not being whole or being less than a (full) brother, but with HAVING ONLY HALF HIS GENES FROM THE SAME PARENT AS THE SISTER. Explain to your kid what 'half-brother' actually means and she wouldn't mind at all.

Joshua Portnof
Community Member
2 years ago

Exactly! The teaching moment should have been what half brother means and how just because they have different dad's doesn't mean they can't love each other just as much. Not lets ditch this perfectly good doctor cause facts hurt our feelings.

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