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Body for parents : en Español

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As a parent or guardian of a girl, you want her to take good care of her body. Of course, it’s not always easy to get girls to eat right, exercise, stay safe, and develop other healthy habits. You’ve taken a great first step by looking for helpful information.

This section of girlshealth.gov covers questions about girls’ bodies inside and out. Keep reading to learn about dealing with puberty, periods, sex, sleep, backpacks, and much more.  

Remember, the pre-teen and teen years are times of huge changes — physically, emotionally, and socially. Your love and support can really help the girls in your life.

Talking with your teen or pre-teen about some topics — from body piercings to birth control — can be tough, especially when she may be feeling pretty independent. Make sure to let her know that you take her opinions seriously. And make sure to say what you expect from her. Believe it or not, when asked whose opinion they care about most, most teens will name their parents.

This section of girlshealth.gov will help you and your girl deal with:

And we have tips for you on ways to encourage healthy habits.

 

Content last reviewed April 15, 2014
Page last updated June 02, 2014

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