Read More: Girl Scouts’ “Girl Expert” on How Dads Should Treat Daughters Noticeable Weight Change If your daughter begins a drastic diet, exercises to an extreme or uses laxatives, she may be feeling out of control.
Any of these weight loss techniques may indicate she’s trying to regain control over her life.
It’s important to communicate that abuse can affect people from all walks of life.
Families shouldn’t minimize verbal and psychological abuse; it can have just as significant an impact as physical and sexual abuse.
Read More: President Obama: The World I Want My Daughters to Grow Up In Taking it out on Themselves Girls often “act in,” or draw inward when suffering emotionally.
They may engage in self-injurious behavior—cutting, burning, overeating, and under-eating and using substances to self-medicate.
Read More: Cell-Phone Distracted Parenting Can Have Long-Term Consequences: Study Adolescence is such an impressionable time; if children can maintain a larger peer group and engage in activities as a group, they have a greater chance of developing healthy relationships.