Parenting a young teenage girl is challenging enough without dating coming into the picture. But eventually, your daughter will date someone, and her heart will be broken. This pain is new and fresh to her. As a result, it is crucial to understand the many steps you can take to help her recover from this breakup.
Talk About Her Emotions
Teenagers feel heavy emotions that may be hard for many parents to understand. You were once young, but your life and increasing emotional maturity make it easier to handle these demands. Your teen daughter needs to feel comfortable talking about her emotions with you, and you must do what you can to help.
For example, if she feels ‘fat’ or worries that her size 12 waist caused the breakup, discuss how this size is not considered ‘plus’ in the real world but just in the modeling world. Plus-size models are measured by their clothes size instead of measurements. Little things like this can help her feel better.
Cut Off Social Media Contact
Social media is a legitimate addiction for many that thrive based on creating these addictive patterns of behavior. For example, about 40% of all website revenue is generated by organic traffic, such as clicking on various links on Facebook or paying too much attention to an ex-boyfriend.
As a result, you should talk to your teen daughter about cutting off her social media access or limiting it as much as possible. She doesn’t need to ‘stalk’ her ex’s profile or see pictures of them having fun with others. Nor does she need to get false sympathy from others or see them in a new relationship just yet.
Encourage Her to Cut Off Contact
Too many teens stay in touch with their ex after breaking up. Often, it’s hard not to see them in school or social situations, but they may feel compelled to text or call them. Try to encourage your daughter to go cold turkey on her ex to make it easier to transition to single life.
Unfortunately, this step may also require her to stop talking to his friends or avoid talking about him with others. Teen girls going through a breakup may find it nearly impossible to stop talking about their ex without this encouragement. But doing so can help her break her emotional dependence.
Get Legal Help, If Necessary
Parenting can be a scary situation, mainly when your teen’s ex is a difficult person. Did you know that homicide is the leading cause of death for women, with nearly half of these victims getting attacked by ex-romantic partners? We don’t mean to scare you, but you must understand these facts.
And it would help if you did something about them. For example, if your daughter’s ex is behaving aggressively or has even threatened violence, you may want to talk to legal experts to get help. A restraining order may be necessary. You may even want to hire escorts or other guards to keep her safe. Search online for attorneys who specialize in this area. Google processes more than 3.5 billion searches each day, so you’re bound to find a good law firm in your location.
Teach Her More Emotional Independence
Lastly, it is vital to use this experience as a lesson in emotional independence and intelligence. Many young teens get so attached to their first partner that they lose track of that former strength and freedom that they had as a person. Instead, teach her to stand firm on her own feet.
This type of emotional independence is a good thing for anybody to learn because it can help people stand firm in the face of difficult times. And there’s no time like the present to give your teenage daughter lessons in defining herself not by her relationships but using them to enhance her life instead.
When you follow these parenting tips, you teach your young teenage daughter how to get over breakups with more ease and grace. You also make it easier for her to feel comfortable in her skin and minimize the struggles she may feel getting over her ex.