As your little girl leaves behind her carelessness and childhood safety, making her first steps towards adulthood, she experiences intense insecurity. She feels she is no longer a child, but at the same time understands that she is not yet an adult. So she begins to explore her limits and, also your own experiment, question everything, and eventually try to shape her new identity.
On the other hand, you, as a parent, have your beliefs, your desires, your fears and your concerns. Thus, friction often builds up between you and your adolescent children. The key in this situation is understanding and respect.
As a parent, you should realize early enough your new role and show understanding of the new needs of your little girl entering puberty. You also need to show respect to her efforts to create a new identity, to claim, in other words, her adult version.
Of course, all this should be done gradually and methodically, setting boundaries and, at the same time, assigning initiatives, which will allow her to know her abilities, gain confidence and gradually be prepared for adult life.
In collaboration with Dr Olga. E. Bikou, Obstetrician-Surgeon-Gynaecologist