January 23, By Christine Buckley, University of Connecticut. Medical Xpress -- Throughout the world, although teenage boys are exposed to more violence than girls, girls tend to be more negatively affected by these experiences than boys. A new study shows the specific effects of this vulnerability: Girls exposed to violence are more prone to mentally remove themselves from their surroundings, a symptom that can lead to suicidal thoughts down the road. Surprisingly, few studies of teenagers have specifically focused on trauma symptoms.
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Parenting a teenager is never easy. You may despair over failed attempts to communicate, the endless fights, and the open defiance—not to mention the moodiness, the intense emotions, and the impulsive and reckless conduct. Sometimes it may be hard to believe, but no, your teenager is not an alien being from a distant planet. Your teen may be taller than you and seem mature in some respects, but often they are simply unable to think things through on an adult level.
Sitting on a cold concrete step by a north London canal, dressed in pink and black with swinging plastic earrings, thick eyeliner and hair intensively straightened, the girls look like any other teenagers on any other British street. In a week where two court cases involving vicious assaults by teenage girls ignited fears over a growing trend towards violence among young women, these two year-olds are adamant that there is no such phenomenon as "girl gangs", just groups of mates who look out for each other. You can't just go around being bullied," explains Tish. Violence is stabbing and a proper beating.
Arguments are a natural part of family life, and these can certainly start to happen more often, as your child enters their teenage years. Sometimes conflicts will turn into blazing rows, with your teenager insulting you or swearing. This can be hurtful and frustrating for any parent to deal with. Although a certain level of anger and frustration is common from teenagers, it is not acceptable for your teenager to use aggression, threats or become violent towards you.