However, they may be uncertain or fearful about how to interact with someone they are attracted to.The following are tips for parents or caregivers who want to help the young men and women they care for learn about dating, healthy relationships, and appropriate sexual behavior.Empower her to say “no” if she does not want to do something or does not want to be touched.Private time, private space Help your child understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behavior in public places.Founded more than 60 years ago, we provide a wide range of exceptional educational and rehabilitative services across the lifespan. When I was younger I hated talking about bras and panties. Bras and panties were the last thing I wanted to think or talk about even though they are a normal part of life for women.
What has worked well for other parents who have children with special needs?
Check in Take the time to check in with your child after she has had some one-on-one time with a special friend. Joanie Willard is Director of Family Services and a Clinical Social Worker for the school.
Family Services provides case coordination and support to families, assisting them at May Institute, and as they transition to the next step.
But let me tell you, if a friend or potential date doesn’t take the time to try and understand, or if they don’t care enough to appreciate how strong and brave you are for speaking up for yourself, then they don’t deserve to be with you. I went out with a guy and he ordered me a cheesesteak in a different language…how was I supposed to know he ordered my cheesesteak with everything (including onions, which were basically embedded into the meat). Otherwise, you’ll end up resentful and upset over something that could have been prevented or at least better controlled.
(Like politely explaining that you cannot eat that onion-studded Philly cheesesteak).