During the transition years, teens and young adults should be learning the skills to manage their own health and to speak up about their needs and preferences around health Issues. Families can play a vital role in helping their family members develop these skills. You may already be aware of health-related tasks that your family member can and cannot do. But there may be others that you haven’t considered. It is important to pass on the responsibility of their own health care to teens and young adults as much as they are able to do.