Disabled children usually grow up and go through puberty like any other young person. However, puberty may be early for some and delayed for others and there are some very rare medical conditions which mean that medication might be needed to bring on puberty and its associated changes. As much as possible, disabled young people need to be prepared for the changes to their body before they take place. However, quite often they do find a way.
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Our son Drew, who was almost 2, had a little-known genetic syndrome called 22q. On the one hand, we were relieved to finally have a diagnosis that explained his missed developmental milestones. On the other hand, something was wrong, and we were devastated. Treat kids with special needs as normal whenever you can. Like most boys, Drew loves monster trucks and hates school. Encourage special-needs kids to participate whenever possible. Like most youth groups, ours can get a bit crazy.
Your child is now a teenager! Congratulations, and get ready! As a parent, it might be tough to accept that your child is nearly an adult, when it seems like only yesterday they were your sweet little baby. Your child is taking on new challenges and learning about the adult they want to become. They might also face more heartbreaks than other teens.
I had an artist design the teddy-bear-in-a-parachute-and-rainbow-themed website artwork with the intention of reaching an audience of parents and professionals who want holistic resources for helping young children, birth to third grade. Comforting Anxious Children has been reaching this early childhood audience, all over the world, for about a year and a half. But I have been surprised by the number of emails I get from parents of older children, teens, and even adults, who visit Comforting Anxious Children to help their children whose ages range from teenagers to adults in their early thirties and beyond. Artwork aside, the ideas on this site, from aromatherapy, to meditation to soothing stories, to soft therapy dough are useful for all readers, from birth to As a young adult majoring in social work, my interest is bringing mental health resources to underprivileged teens and young adults. Mental health care and resources are for all people, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, education and abilities. This is a nice website to teach teens about mindfulness. It has videos, apps, and recordings of guided meditations. This is a fabulous and very teen friendly site.