Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Parenting Teenage Girls

Parenting teenage girls is not an easy task. As girls reach teenage, they experience lot of physical, emotional and hormonal changes. It is a very complicated stage of their lives and parents must tread cautiously while dealing with the child. Teenage girls are often prone to risky behavior and it is the job of parents to keep watchful eyes over them. The real problem arises when girls don’t feel confident enough to talk to the parents about the problems and dangers they face. She wants to tell the secrets but something or other hinders her.

The best way to tackle such situation is to become your daughter's best friend. Mothers can do a much better job at this than fathers. Mothers can act as mentors to guide their daughters. They should behave, talk and deal with their daughter in a friendly way so that child can be encouraged to share her things with the mother. Listening helps in overcoming this troubled phase. Don’t judge, condemn or pass comments on her. Just listen to her and suggest her whenever she seeks it. Allow her to share whatever she has in her mind.

The bond between mother and daughter is a very strong one. Teenage girls need emotional support and there is no one better suited to provide that than the mothers. Take care of all the emotional and physical needs of your daughter. Never ever use force with her. There is no point abusing her physically or emotionally. This can lead to disastrous consequences. At the end of the day, remember that she is your daughter and you must let her know that you love her and you are always there for her. Care for her, spend time with her and be patient.