Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Because your daughter may look different from her peers, she may find it sometimes difficult to cope with having Turner syndrome. You as a parent also may have difficulties coping. You'll likely have many concerns about your daughter's health, social interactions, friendships, education and general well-being.

The Turner Syndrome Society of the United States and other organizations provide educational materials, resources for families and information about support groups. Groups for parents provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, develop coping strategies and locate resources. Peer groups for girls with Turner syndrome can help reinforce your daughter's self-esteem and provide her with a social network of people who understand her experience with Turner syndrome.

Aug. 20, 2011