The paper addresses the issue of resist /refuse cases, which is subject of fierce debate in several countries. The “figure” of the resist/refuse is considered on the background of both parental and expert’s responsibility. The paper highlights the importance of considering resist/refuse as a form of decision, that is not identical to the internal motivation of the child. “Good choices” may be triggered by emotions connected – to some extent – to objective facts but should always depend on a triangulation with contextual values and norms. Minors who dysfunctionally refuse a parent, show very poor capacity to ponder alternatives, by relating them to these values and norms. This r. . .
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