What should you do with your princess?
Between the ages of 11 and 18, fitting in with peers is tremendously important to your daughter. Laurence Steinberg of Psychology Today magazine says that even the presence of peers affects a teen's behavior. As part of the fitting in process, they may develop language and ideas that do not necessarily conform to home values. Unless the ideas involve something illegal or dangerous, don't panic. An article on peer pressure from WebMD notes that parental influence is still important. Teens and twos have in common a need to test their boundaries. Mouthing off about things that make you see red is part of this process. Listen to what she has to say, even if you don't approve of the idea.