What Are The Most Common Teenage Girl Problems? The Dangers of Diets, Body Image and Boyfriends

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What Are The Most Common Teenage Girl Problems?

Coping With Your Ex After Divorce

The Highs and Lows of Being an Older Dad



Only a few decades ago, the most common problems teens faced were finding a career path and starting a family. In fact, the word teenager” wasn’t even a thing until the 1920s. Today, however, teens are facing problems unique to our time and add in the pandemic and it is a challenging time to be a teen.

Here are the 10 most common problems teens face in 2021 according to parentology

  1. Acceptance. Even the most self-assured person struggles with acceptance from time to time.
  2. Stress. The pressures teens face from school, parents and peers, can create ongoing patterns of stress.
  3. Depression and Anxiety.
  4. Self Harm
  5. Bullying.
  6. Desensitization.
  7. Sex.
  8. Disrespect.
  9. Trust
  10. Motivation

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Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A

Q. Dear Sue I am furious with my Ex as the kids tell me that he's constantly slagging me off when they stay with him. He lets them stay up late, eat loads of junk food and constantly tries to be their friend. What can I do as it's SO frustrating? Fiona Carvell from Ipswich

One thing you CAN do is to remember that your attitude about the situation is the one thing that’s completely in your control.

These are the issues that come up most frequently for co-parents and how to manage them.

Talking badly about the other parent.
When you put down their other parent, your children are likely to interpret it as a put-down of part of them. When both parents are guilty of this behaviour, it can create a sense of unworthiness and low self-esteem. It makes them question how much they can trust you and your opinions ― or trust themselves. When you have a problem with your ex, take it directly to them, and not to or through the children. Don’t join in with the ‘slagging off’ of each other – ask yourself what you want your children to remember about your divorce 2,3 4 or 10 years from now. Put RESPECT at the centre of your attitude and adopt a business like attitude to dealing with your Ex – NOT easy but important !

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