As your child grows up and becomes their own person, your role as parent/carer will change.

The way you adjust to these changes will influence how your young person experiences their transition.

Encouraging your young person to take more control of their health, to the best of their ability, will help them in the future. This may at first feel a bit uncomfortable as you have been the one making decisions and organising their health care. Adolescence is a time of letting go balanced with stepping in when needed.

Having to say goodbye to your paediatric team at the children’s hospital can sometimes lead to worry for parents/carers. Planning and preparing for this transition can reduce anxiety and stress.