Social Life and Recreation
It may seem to you that your daughter spends an inordinate amount of time on the telephone with friends or in her room listening to music—it's part of what makes teens who they are. Friends are important in the lives of teens. Helping your child learn the skills required to make friends and keep them is critical at this age. We've shared some ideas with you on this topic along with information on how to contact adult role models with visual impairments. Now that your child is older, dating will become something else for you to consider in terms of how to prepare your child for this socially demanding activity. So much of flirting and dating is based on visual behaviors such as seeing someone smile at you from across the room, that your child may need your support and encouragement in learning how to navigate the dating maze.