Such a stunning mother-daughter duo.
The Talk star Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter Ryan were photographed attending the Women’s Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday (October 27).
The mother-of-four and founder of the HollyRod foundation has spoken about the challenges of raising a teenager with autism (Ryan’s twin brother R.J. was diagnosed at 3 years old).
“It’s challenging because the teen hormones can really cause erratic and a little bit of regressive behavior,” Holly reveals. “You feel like you’ve moved past a lot of things like stimming (self-stimulatory behavior like flapping, rocking or spinning) or some of the things that he’s been doing as a child that you feel like you’ve grown out of, you’re seeing that again”
“Also, just dealing with girls and social circles and all these things that are already a nightmare for any typical teenager or typical teenager’s parents,” she adds. “But when you fold in autism, you have social issues that are really difficult to navigate. I try to have those conversations publicly as often as possible because, you know, we don’t talk about it enough.”