The Ultimate Teenage Girl Lifestyle Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Teenage girls develop differently than teenage boys. As a parent of a teenage girl, there are several things you can do to promote a healthy development. Take this quiz and learn more about how you can raise a well-adjusted and healthy teenage daughter.

Teenage girls are about ____ as likely to be depressed and consider suicide compared to teenage boys.

Teenage girls are at greater risk for depression and suicide compared to teenage boys. Teenage girls are twice as likely to experience this serious mental health condition.

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As a parent of a teenage girl, what signs of depression should you watch out for?

The signs and symptoms of depression in teenage girls can be slightly different compared to adults. Watch out for: persistent tearfulness and boredom, complaints of headaches and/or stomachaches, hopelessness, social isolation, self-harm behavior, among other signs.

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What should you do if your teenage girl shows signs of depression?

Teenage depression shouldn't be taken lightly. Seek immediate professional help for your teenage daughter if you notice signs of depression.

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How many calories should a typical teenager consume daily?

Most teenage girls need to consume a minimum of 2,200 calories daily. Most teenage girls, however; either do not meet this daily requirement or have an unbalanced diet.

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Many teenage girls do not get enough:

Teenage girls generally do not get enough calcium, which can lead to osteoporosis. They also generally do not consume enough iron, which can lead to anemia.

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Your teenage daughter should consume at least _______ servings of fruit and vegetables daily.

Encourage your daughter to eat at least five servings of fruit and vegetables each day. Your daughter should also drink at least one glass of milk daily.

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How much vigorous activity should your teenage daughter engage in every week?

Your daughter should participate in vigorous exercise for at least 20 minutes, three times a week. Vigorous exercise involves a sustained increased heart rate.

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What are the potential risks of tattoos and body piercings?

Make sure your teenage daughter is aware of the various potential risks of tattoos and body piercings. Risks typically include: infections, scar tissue, draining wounds, allergic reactions, hepatitis and AIDS.

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A tongue piercing can result in:

Many teenage girls want a tongue piercing. This type of piercing, however; has serious risks, including: swelling and blockage of the airway, choking on jewelry and chipped teeth.

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What should you do if your teenage daughter experiences severe menstrual pain and cramps?

Severe menstrual pain and cramps in the teenage years is fairly common. In any event, take your daughter to see a doctor to rule out any serious health complications.

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If your daughter has severe menstrual cramps, your doctor may prescribe:

Pain killers, such as ibuprofen, can help with the pain. Your doctor may even prescribe oral contraceptives, which can help with the pain and heavy blood flow.

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When do girls typically begin menstruating?

Most girls begin menstruating between 8 and 13 years of age. Talk to your doctor if you daughter has not begun menstruating by 16 years of age.

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Exceptionally heavy menstrual bleeding:

Many teenage girls experience anemia due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Heavy menstrual bleeding may also be a sign of a clotting disorder.

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How much sunscreen should you teenage daughter apply to her skin when in the sun?

Sun protection is very important. Encourage your teenage daughter to apply at least two tablespoons of sunscreen when in the sun.

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Who should limit their sun exposure?

Teenage girls with freckles, light-colored eyes and light-colored skin should limit their sun exposure. Encourage your daughter to also wear UV protective sunglasses and a hat when outdoors.

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