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Learning to cope as a young adult
  • SGCmum
    Posts: 84
    Hi. I've posted a couple of questions now ( although I could probably think of hundreds) and I really appreciate people taking the time to respond. I have 2 daughter's with possible PDA, the oldest being 18. My concern is how she moves forwards with her life. She has left school and has no plans yet, which is not surprising if she is finding the world a difficult place to be in. I've only just learned about PDA so I've not been able to guide her towards coping with her stress levels, as I just saw all her issues as behavioural. Im wondering how other people of a similar age, or older, cope with 'adult' life and all the responsibilities and demands that come with it.
  • RhanHRhanH
    Posts: 1,133
    Hi, my daughter is only 9 so I can’t offer personal experience but have you taken a look at our adult section which may help with some ideas: https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/Adult-Life/life-with-pda

    There are also some great blogs written by adults and young people with PDA: https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/resources/blogsandfacebookgroups


  • SGCmum
    Posts: 84
    Thanks. I've had a look and it's quite useful. Getting and keeping a job is obviously going to be a challenge, but I think my daughter could use her creativity. I can see that working for other people is difficult. There is a group for parents of older children I could try to join. All very helpful.

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