can bring about 2 kinds of changes in a girl's body:
Changes : These
are the fundamental changes a girl will notice physically
about her body.
Changes : Puberty changes a girl's skin and
thickens it. She may not feel her skin to
be as soft as it was before puberty.
: Menstruation increases the body's production
of both oil and perspiration during the days
before the period is due. Pimples triggered
by hormones break out on the skin and your
daughter may also sweat more. She may feel
her body odour increase so its best to pay
attention to hygiene during this phase.
: It's natural to feel a little heavy or bloated
before the periods. This is because of water
retention caused by the hormones.
Emotional changes :
Along with the physical changes, here are some emotional
changes which your daughter may feel too:
Changing moods, headaches and irritability are common
during periods. Try and make her understand that
hormones cause this, and assure her that this is
just a passing phase. Feeling down and depressed
during periods is perfectly normal. In fact it is
experienced by many. What she is really unhappy
about is being uncomfortable and feeling restricted
in her movements.
Good exercise and a proper diet can help to relieve
the stress and will also help in energizing her,
in turn boosting her self confidence.