The Crisis Years
The challenges teen girls face are tougher than those faced by boys; no parental relationship, in and of itself, is strong enough to see a daughter through these years. If you want your daughter to emerge from the crisis years as a healthy, well-adjusted adult, consider involving your daughter with a mentoring program.
A Difficult Transition
What is happening — both within girls’ own bodies and within our society — to make the challenges they face more dangerous and complex than for any previous generation? Because puberty happens earlier and is more apparent in girls than boys, it can be a very difficult transition.
Today’s changing society makes it even tougher for girls to adjust to their own changing bodies. Girls are struggling with media manipulation, uncertain moral standards, self-loathing arising from impossible standards of physical beauty, heavy peer pressure concerning sexuality and substance abuse, and a host of sobering academic and career dilemmas.
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