Thursday, March 23, 2017

#ThankfulThursday: Social Skills for Teens and Adolscents

Some believe the most difficult years of our lives are during adolescence because the body and mind are changing at such a rapid pace.  For those with facial differences, chronic illnesses, or other physical and mental challenges, being a teenager can be even more overwhelming. Not only are you  managing your physical health, but you are doing so during a turbulent time.

Recently, I read an article by The National Autistic Society. This UK-based organization provides some great resources about how to communicate with others, how to make friends, and provides links to additional supportive websites. Though this site is geared toward those with autism, I think what has been written here is great advice for us all to review and utilize. It may be the first time, or it may serve as a nice refresher. Either way, I hope this website is useful to all the Moms, Dads, and kids out there struggling to get through  the years between middle school and young adulthood.

Many thanks to Steven Johnson of for sending along this link to CCA. 

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