SchoolTV: Raising Girls
This month on SchoolTV - Raising Girls
Raising girls today can be a difficult path for parents and carers to navigate. These days, girls are transitioning to puberty a lot earlier than they used to, and the physical, psychological and emotional changes they experience are challenging. As a result, by mid-adolescence, girls are twice as likely than boys to develop mood disorders.
Some parents and carers may feel uncertain about how best to support their daughter and how to keep the lines of communication open. With the rise of social media and technology, mental health difficulties in girls are increasing. They are often faced with online images that make it difficult to see themselves as acceptable. Ensuring a daughter’s opinions are heard and her views listened to, will go a long way towards making her feel loved and supported as she tries to establish her own identity.
In this edition of SchoolTV, adult carers will attain a clearer picture of what girls are wanting from their adult carers, and how best to support them through adolescence.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the College Wellbeing Team for further information, or seek medical or professional help.