Development

It can be challenging to parent as your child transitions into their adult years. It takes patience and understanding to support your child’s new challenges as they are learning who they are and who they want to become.

Learning How to Emotionally Support Your Teen

Teenagers experience intense feelings and may struggle with self-esteem and identity issues. While adolescence can be a challenging time, it is also a period of tremendous growth and self-discovery. Finding ways to connect with your child and support their emotional development can help them understand and work through intense emotions. 

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If Your Teenager Has Recently Experienced Blindness or Low Vision

Every day of parenting has its highs and lows, and that’s no different when your child has a blindness or low vision. However, if your child has recently been diagnosed […]

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When Other Teens Are Learning to Drive and Your Child Isn’t

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for most teenagers, and when an eye condition prevents someone from driving, the feeling of disappointment can be intense. If your […]

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Your Teenager’s Feelings About Being Blind or Low Vision

Like you, your teenager is going to have a range of feelings about their eye condition. The teenage years in general are an emotional time for many young people as […]

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Accessing Academic Classes for Teenagers

Your child who is blind or low vision needs to develop increasing independence in all aspects of life. This includes independence in completing schoolwork. Having appropriate materials and tools needed […]

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Supporting New Social Endeavors 

Teenagers become more independent and begin forming their identities while navigating complex social dynamics with peers and adults. Social circles begin to form, as well as considerations for new feelings and flirting. 

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Friendship in the Teen Years for Individuals Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Walk down the hall of a high school between classes or visit a mall on a Friday night and you’ll see teenagers hanging out with their friends. Friendship is an […]

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Transitioning Students from High School to Adulthood Takes Training and Teamwork

For people who are blind or low vision, nearly anything is possible – provided no one tells them it isn’t. One high school student had always dreamed of being a […]

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Flirting and Dating for Teenagers with Blindness or Low Vision

Almost anyone can recognize flirting and guess that a couple is dating simply by watching their behavior. Sighted children have many opportunities to observe how older teenagers and grownups flirt; […]

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Role Models and Mentors for Teens Who are Blind or Low Vision

No matter how close you and your child are, there may be times when they need someone else to talk to or learn from in life. An older teen or […]

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