Parenting Teenage Girls Video Series — Week 8

Parenting Teenage Girls Video Series — Week 8

Untangled: Chapter 7-Caring for herself

Last week, Dr. Snyder and Dr. Galvin explored the possibility that our daughters might be exploring their sexuality. They addressed how we can help them make the safest transition possible, while not only focusing on the bad aspects and making sure they know exactly what they want. This week, Dr. Snyder and Dr. Galvin talk about how your daughter can make sure that she is taking the right precautions to make sure she is navigating life safely and productively.

In this chapter:

  • The Veil of Obedience

    • Can you recognize when your daughter is only pretending to listen to you?

  • Eating

    • Food is typically a touchy subject for teenagers, but it is important to know that teens are at high risk for eating disorders, which has the highest fatality rate of all mental disorders.

  • Sleeping

    • The sleep cycle is especially important for teenagers, which means that there should be some boundaries to make sure that they are getting the best sleep. Teens should be limited to using their bed for only sleep (not as a couch or a desk) and they should learn to turn their phone off 30 minutes before they go to sleep.

  • Drinking and Drugs

    • There should be a constant discussion of the dangers of drugs before she leaves the house.

  • Let’s Talk About Sex

    • Do you feel like your daughter can come to you as a trusted resource regarding sex?

  • When to Worry

    • She might excessively try to get rid of calories that she has already consumed

    • Do you think she will be ready to care for herself when she leaves home?

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If any of these issues persist or worsen, consider having your child talk with a therapist. Contact us at (734) 323-4897 or for more information.

Thank you for reading! Please stay tuned for future book talks and events from Galvin Growth Group!

By: Grace O’Neill