Being a teenager can be one of the tougher stages to go through in life.
With peer pressure and more, some teens find those years to be quite a challenge.
Now, imagine when one feels they have to look a certain way.
From their wardrobes to their hair, pressure can build to have and maintain a set appearance.
With that in mind, does your teen fret over their look?
Find a Look That Works for Them
Always remind your teenager that they should find a look that works for them.
Yes, while fitting in never hurts, one must always decide what is in their best interests.
That said here are a few areas to cover with your teen:
- Clothing – What your teen wears to school and other places can have an impact on them. With that being the case, it never hurts to think about the shirts, pants and more one wears. If your child goes to a school with a dress code, then there are limits in what they can wear during school hours. Once out of school, your teen should have a little more freedom in how they dress up. Depending on their personality, they may wear items seen as loud or a little conservative. Going clothing shopping with your teen can actually be fun at the end of the day. You will also have a little more influence over what they wear when you are there to help them select clothes.
- Hair – Whether you have boys, girls or both, their hair will come up as a major topic often. That said your teen’s personality can once again come into play when it comes to their hair. For girls, many teens love the longer hair look. If she plays sports, she can always put all that hair up in a ponytail for a few hours. For boys, don’t find surprise if your son wants his hair longer too. Some boys have longer hair these days much like their parents did back in the day. No matter whether you have boys or girls, help them with any hair accessories they may need for the right look. From the right blow dryer to the right brushes and combs, make sure they have what they want in caring for their hair.
- Makeup – If your daughter is old enough for makeup, help her with selections until she is good to do it on her own. Some parents bristle at the idea of their teen daughter wearing too much makeup. The last thing they want is for her to look older than she actually is. It is always a good conversation to have with your teen as the years go by. While you want your daughter feeling as if she fits in with her peers, you do not want her being 13 and looking like she is 18.
If you have a teenager questioning their look, sit them down and discuss the matter.
Often, it comes down to finding an appropriate look for the appropriate age.
In the end, most teens will come to like how they look and not have to worry if they fit in with those who matter most to them.