Parenting Teenage Girls-Week Six

Parenting Teenage Girls-Week Six

Untangled: Chapter Five – Planning for the Future

As Dr. Lisa Damour explained in Chapter 4, young girls might be picking fights or being more belligerent with adult figures in their lives. Dr. Galvin and Dr. Snyder made sure to be very thorough on how parental figures should treat these types of behaviors. We should continue to end the use of “because I said so” and try to have constructive conversations with our growing girls. This week, Dr. Galvin and Dr. Snyder address looking into the future with our teens and how we can help her achieve her goals, despite her possible objections.

Some important aspects of this week’s video are:

  • Impulses Meet the Internet

    • Young girls might be enticed to engage in explicit things on the internet, how can we help them stay away?

  • A Road to the Future, Who Drives?

    • We shouldn’t try to get into power struggles with issues like academics, where she has all of the control.

  • Making the Grade

    • Work with their push for autonomy and remember: try to use a tone that is helpful, not hostile.

  • Temps about Tests

    • Does your daughter feel test anxiety?

  • Planning for Next Week: Procrastination

    • We shouldn’t try to step in when she is procrastinating. Sometimes, natural consequences will take place instead.

  • Dealing with Disappointment

    • She might internalize your disappointment for certain issues and might affect her progress down the road.

  • Carol Dweck and Growth VS. Fixed Mindset

    • We should learn to understand a Growth versus a Fixed mindset and try our best to promote Growth.

  • When Should We Be Worried?

    • If she’s so worried about planning her future that she forgets to have fun

    • If she is so adverse to planning that she is closing doors

    • If she has no plan in sight

In the coming weeks’ videos, Dr. Galvin and Dr. Snyder will explore other transitions into adulthood:

“Entering the Romantic World”

“Caring for Herself”

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.

By: Grace O’Neill