Tips To Relate Your Teenage Daughter

Middle school is such an interesting time and it can be pretty confusing for a young lady. As a parent, there are so many things you can do to be supportive, loving and attentive during these times when hormones are raging and emotions are flying. Consider these tips to relate to your teenage daughter in the midst of the middle school years.

1. Conversations
It’s important to make sure that you keep the channels of communication open between you and your daughter. If you don’t, you’ll struggle to maintain a relationship. During these next few years, your daughter will go through a lot of emotional and physical changes. The hormones are at an all-time high and you’ve got to remember that when you’re in communication with her. Always make sure to let your daughter know that she’s loved by you. Make sure that she understands that she can come to you with anything as well. It’s also wise to maintain a clear channel of communication open with her teachers. After all, her teachers will be spending a lot of time with her. Always check in as a concerned parent. Do your best to avoid being a helicopter parent. You never want to hover.

2. Accessories
During this time, most young girls are figuring out what they like. They’re starting to wear lipgloss and eyeshadow. They’re beginning to care a lot more about their appearance. For most people, middle school is the first time to experience the joys of having a locker. Consider purchasing a few locker lookz and accessories to celebrate all that comes with being a middle-school student.

3. Friendships
It’s a good idea to get to know your daughter’s friends. It’s so important to know your child’s influences and friends. Create a safe space for your daughter’s friends to get to know you and vice versa. Host a fun afternoon pizza party on the weekend and invite all of your daughter’s close friends. Don’t spend the entire time hanging out with them. You do want to give them a chance to connect with one another. However, it is important to be aware of the conversation and what they’re getting into.

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