The term ‘transition' is used to describe the process of moving from childhood into adult life. It is mainly used by professionals to describe the changes in services when a child becomes an adult. However, for you as a parent it will be much more than this – it will be a time when your son or daughter is growing up and becoming an adult.
During transition there will be practical changes in the support you receive. There will also be emotional changes to go through as your son or daughter starts the journey to become more independent. As well as leaving school and perhaps going to college or training, your son or daughter will be making new friends, starting new relationships and maybe thinking about where they want to live.
These decisions and changes can be both exciting and challenging.