Adolescence can be a time of confusion.
It’s not surprising given the physical and mental changes that take place during this time. After all, moving from the world of the child to the world of the adult requires great adjustment.
Here are some tips to help adolescent girls understand what they are facing. The most important thing to remember is you are not alone. Everybody undergoes adolescence. Your friends are going through it too. Your parents and grandparents went through it.
Adolescent girls at a glance
Adolescence is a time of change and development. You will start to get a better understanding of who you are, what your unique strengths and talents are, and how you fit into the world around you.Learn more
Food and nutrition for adolescents
Eating healthy food is important at any age, but it’s especially important for teenagers. As your body is still growing, it’s vital that you eat enough good quality food and the right kinds to meet your energy and nutrition needs.Learn more
Eating the right foods is very important. But so is regular exercise. One without the other will not provide you with what you need to have a healthy body.Learn more
Healthy body image
Everyone’s body shape is different. People can weigh exactly the same but have a completely different body shape. Your genes determine your body shape: your height, muscle and bone structure – and it can’t be changed.Learn more
Adolescence is a time of complex change. While this can make young people vulnerable to mental health issues, it is important to recognise that most young people get through adolescence without major difficulty.Learn more
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