There is a prevailing myth that adolescent girls mature quicker than adolescent boys. However, new research suggests that adolescent girls and adolescent boys mature at similar rates, both challenging authority, seeking community, and exploring their personal selves through art and fashion. To best support the teenage girls in your life, take their personalities and backgrounds into account. You can actively engage with adolescent girls by relating to them on their level, and by embracing what makes each girl unique and special.
- Adolescent girls these days are entering puberty much earlier than before.
- Keeping an open line of communication with your daughter can help her be more honest about her life.
- It is never too late to start engaging with one’s daughter.
“Adolescent girls still tend to challenge authority, dress like clones, and compare themselves incessantly with their peers.”