All the hormonal changes of puberty may mean your daughter has mood swings and bouts of feeling sad or down – she may even react by being openly sulky and rebellious. It’s important not to take this personally, as it’s a normal part of her self-discovery and growing up.
Remember that puberty is a time of adjustment when your daughter will be discovering new interests, becoming more aware of sexual attraction and perhaps feeling that you don’t understand her.
Don’t let this worry you. Instead, reassure her that what she feels is normal and boost her confidence by letting her learn to be independent.
Click here for more information in our mom's guide for explaining puberty.