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To A Tease Why Even Harmless Teasing Is No Joke

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

Adolescence is a time of life where self-image is probably lowest, as boys and girls try to figure out themselves, each other and life. It’s also the most crucial time in your teen’s life and requires parents handle their growing children with kid gloves.

Teasing your teenage daughter can be quite detrimental to her development. Research has found that girls, who get teased, especially about their bodies, may be prone to a poor self-image and prolonged personal insecurity.

Girls are easily “influenced” by peers but are most vulnerable to the comments of parents and siblings, even if it’s all done in love and as “good-natured” fun. Professionals point out that even “harmless” jokes may have long-term negative effects on girls even into adulthood hampering proper emotional development. Experts suggest making only positive comments and remarks and being extra sensitive to your tone and the things you say to your teenage daughter(s).

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