Raising girls in today’s modern world can be a difficult path for parents and carers to navigate. These days, girls are transitioning to puberty much earlier than previous generations and the physical, psychological and emotional changes they experience are challenging. As a result, by mid-adolescence, girls are twice as likely as boys to develop mood disorders.
Some parents and carers may feel uncertain about how best to support their daughter through the ups and downs of adolescence whilst keeping the lines of communication open. With the rise of social media and technology, girls are often faced with online images that make it difficult to see themselves as acceptable. Ensuring a daughter’s opinions are heard and her views listened to, will go a long way towards making her feel loved and supported as she tries to establish her own identity.
In this edition of SchoolTV, adult carers will attain a clearer picture of what girls are wanting from their adult carers and how best to support them through adolescence. I hope that the information offered in this month’s edition offers some valuable support.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact your daughter’s Head of House, our College Counsellors email@example.com or myself via firstname.lastname@example.org