How To Move Forward When Your Parenting Journey With Your Teenager Doesn’t Go To ‘Plan’

All of us started our parenting journey with a 'plan' - a set of expectations and 'rules' about what parenting would be like.

For most of us, things like neurodiversity, our teenagers coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, non-binary or transgender and the often accompanying struggles for our teens with their mental health was not part of our 'plan'.

Many parents when faced with these 'unexpected deviations' from their 'plan' can feel totally ill-prepared, helpless and overwhelmed by what to do.  We want to be there for our kids and do what is best for them and at the same time, there can be a lot of really complex feelings that we have to navigate as parents.