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I find my parents and sibling(s) difficult to deal with. Help!

When you are a teenager, you are learning to become more independent and want to be treated like an adult, which is often a cause of arguments.

Most siblings argue sometimes, even when there is no one on the autism spectrum in the family. But it might be more difficult for your siblings to understand your autism and your behaviour.

Some parents can be strict, usually because they are protective and worry about what happens to you.

Talk to your parents and siblings and be open about how you feel and the things that you find difficult to deal with. If you share your worries, you are more likely to be able to overcome them.

REMEMBER… even though it may not feel like it sometimes, your family is on your side and wants what is best for you.


To find out how your parents and sibling(s) might feel, visit the NAS website: