My L is 12 years old, and she does her own bg checks most of the time. DH and I do overnight testing. I know how I dislike being interrupted if I am in the middle of something, so if I know she needs to test, I will grab her meter and test her. I've also told her that not testing is not an option, so if she doesn't feel like testing, then she can ask me, her dad, her sister, and we'll test her. Once in while, she'll have one of those I.am.sick.of.diabetes.days and she'll ask me to test her. I do so happily, and tell her I'm proud of her for asking for help when she needs it.