For Families and Carers : Teenagers and Young Adults

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Teenagers and Young Adults

Mood swings, pushing boundaries, tiredness, feeling confused, crushes, first loves and spending ages in the bathroom… Whilst these changes may occur a little later than in people without Down’s syndrome, young people with Down’s syndrome will essentially be just like any other teenager. Sex and relationships, wanting independence, good personal hygiene, needing personal space and building good self-esteem are all issues that you will need to think about as your son or daughter grows up.

If you would like more support with any of these issues, or if you have another question, please call the DSA Helpline on 0333 1212 300.