As your child grows, he or she will go through many physical, emotional, and mental changes. Understanding these will help you support your child.
Sometimes children with DSDs face special challenges that may require special help from you and others (like therapists, counselors, medical professionals, and support groups).
Be open to what your child is feeling and saying. Do not try to hide from your child’s pain, and do not try to “sugar coat” your responses.
Being open, honest, and supportive of your children will make them feel loved and accepted. It will also let them know you are a central source of truth in their lives.
Your child’s DSD may form a special part of your relationship together.