Teenage Years for Girls and Their Challenges
Do you feel that your teenage girl is like a time bomb? You are not alone. Here are some ideas about what’s happening to her, and how you can help her deal with the changes.
Teenagers of 12-14 Years: When Girls Start to Become Women
There are many changes in the lives of young girls as they prepare to enter adulthood. They may be psychologically and emotionally affected by their peers. Some girls develop eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa, during this time.
Some girls may become more dependent on their parents for guidance, while others may prefer to spend more time with their friends. Girls may experience mood swings, feeling happy and excited one day and sad and depressed the next, while also experiencing a wide range of emotions.
They may be forced to cope with the changes that occur in their bodies, and some girls may feel uncomfortable with the changes they experience.
Teenagers of 14-18 Years: When Girls Become Women
Girls become more independent, and they may begin to make decisions for themselves, including their choice of clothing, hair styles and makeup. During this time, girls use their friends as a support system.
Girls also begin to spend more time with boys than they did in the past. Some girls continue to be influenced by their peers, and others may become more individualistic.
Girls may also begin to feel that they are attractive. Some girls may develop a desire to be popular, while others may have other goals, including being well-liked. Some girls may begin to develop a desire to please others, which may cause them to act differently around their peers. As a parent or advisor, be careful at this stage in their life as they are the most fragile then.
Teenage Years Are Most Challenging, Especially for Girls.
Teenage years for girls are not only challenging, but they are also fun. When girls are allowed to make their own decisions, they learn how to make good choices. They also learn how to cope with the challenges they may face.