How to Raise Teenage Daughters

Raising a teenage daughter is a very difficult task and one of the hardest things you will ever experience. You will have to cope with her mood swings, listen to her demands and deal with many unexpected things. However, there is no need to panic as by following some guidelines, you can raise your teenage daughter in a good way. Remember, at all times, you are required to guide your teenage daughter to the right path and teach her the way of life.


  • 1

    Give her space

    You need to let your teenage daughter spend some time alone. Do not take it personally as at this age girls want more independence. Remember that your daughter will want to spend less time with you, and more so with her friends.

  • 2

    Be firm yet polite

    In case your teenage daughter comes to you, asking permission to go to a party, then do not say ‘no’ straight away. Ask her details about the party location, timings and type. If you thing that it is inappropriate for your child to go there, you need to give her a valid and reasonable response. Bear the burnt, which will follow, calmly.

  • 3

    Be friends with her

    Every parent wants to be friend with his/her daughter. You cannot do that until and unless you enjoy what she enjoys, and build such a level of trust that she can share everything with you. Give her time, talk to her, spoil her sometimes, go out with her for shopping or do some fun activities together.

  • 4

    Set a fixed routine

    Keep in mind that girls need boundaries and letting them stay out late can be dangerous. You need to set a curfew and a bedtime. They might resist initially but you need to stay firm.

    At times though, you can give some flexibility in the timings and by this they will respect you more. Remember that a growing teenager needs sleep to grow properly and stay fresh.

  • 5

    Express your love

    You need to let your daughter know that you love her and how much she means to you.

  • 6

    Talk about smoking, drugs and alcohol

    Keep a tight check on your girl, especially when it comes to smoking, consuming drugs and alcohol. Keep in mind that drugs are illegal and should be avoided at all costs. Cigarettes and alcohol can be consumed at age of 18 and 21 respectively.

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