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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Light Skin

My daughter is truly approaching to a teenager because she is now conscious with her skin. Last year, her teacher asked her if her father is a black American because of her skin, as you all know she gets so tan because of her training in swimming, she just told her teacher that she doesn’t have a black American father but she had a white American Dad and she told her that she was on training that’s why her skin gets so dark.

During the last week of our stay in Manila, she told me that she wanted to get white or at least have a light skin; she wanted to stop for a while and just stay home to at least lighten her skin. I agree with her though, besides I wanted this time not to get so busy. I need also a break from sending her to the pool.

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