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Mother/Daughter 101: Smart Tips for Raising Girls

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Remember Your Own Teen Years


Because girls tend to mature earlier than boys, your teen daughter might arrive at independence, a need for privacy, and unpredictable moodiness at a younger age than you expected. During the turbulent years of early adolescence, you're bound for some uncharted territory: bouts of the silent treatment, passive aggression, and hormone-driven outbursts. This is a great time to tap into your memories of being a teen and try to be as understanding as possible. Give your daughter space to be alone in her room and connect with her friends while also communicating and connecting with you every day. Work on communication during disagreements, and also keep in mind the challenges she faces as a modern teenager who's finding her way. Good luck!

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