Girls at the cusp of their teenage years are at a crucial point in their lives. This is when their personality begins to form and that habits and way of thinking she develops towards herself and others will define the path she will take.
This is also a time when pressure intensifies and certain expectations such as being pretty, popular and loved may weigh heavily on her.
These may cause her to hide her true feelings and fear expressing her identity for fear of being rejected.
"Girls are at their fiercest and most authentic prior to puberty," says Rachel Simmons, author and cofounder of Girls Leadership, a national non-profit organisation committed to teaching girls the skills they need to "know who they are, what they believe, and how to express it, empowering them to create change in their world".
Being a teenager isn't easy. So, equipping them with the necessary life skills is so important.
Here are some skills that could greatly help your daughter as she navigates the muddy waters of her teen years.