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Daughters ‘the biggest problem’

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The Daily Mail is reporting today on a survey of 2000 parents which reveals that children are most difficult during their teenage years and that teenage girls are the biggest problem of all.

Now as a teacher it would be entirely disingenuous of me to argue that all children are lovely 100% of the time, buy and there is little doubt that the hormonally charged teenage years are difficult for both sexes. But some of the reasons cited by this article for the particular maladjustment of female teenagers, suggest that the pressures society imposes on women have their part to play in this.

I do wonder if the desperation to grow up as quickly as possible and the worries about weight and appearance could be eased if girls were sent different messages about what it means to be a woman.

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