Teenagers and transition to adult asthma care

10) Parents and transition

People in waiting room

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  • Parents will naturally be anxious.
  • You have managed your child’s asthma well for years.
  • Can be a frustrating time.
  • You might get angry at your teenager’s attitude to asthma.
  • Parents need support to let go.
  • There should be a  gradual handover of responsibility.
  • Parents still have a legal responsibility until your child is 16 years old.
  • Parents are still needed, but in a different role.