I agree, it’s important to have a sense of independence, but to also never block the blessing of partnership and genuine love.
And knowing what age you need to start letting other people in your life.I remember my elders blaming the early development of the girls' bodies on “the steroids in the chicken.” I didn’t know whether it was true or not, but I knew I loved chicken in any way that it came … It’s since been documented by institutions like Duke University Health System that “African-American and Hispanic girls tend to start puberty slightly earlier than Caucasian girls.” Additionally, studies like the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey support a strongly developing theory that the increase in the number of girls who start menstruation at 13 or younger (as opposed to 16-17 at the turn of the 20th century) may be tied to an exposure to environmental toxins found in everyday items like plastic food and beverage containers, vinyl flooring and cars.The discussion about the puberty culprit is one for another day, not the one being had here, right now.Arionna: The boys need to learn that not all girls are just willing to do what the boys want to do. They [also] have to a let a girl or woman go at their own pace, and when they’re ready for other stuff, then that’s when they’ll talk about it, and if you agree, then you agree, and if you don’t, then you don’t, and you go from there. Arionna: The girls need to learn that they can’t just like boys because it’s the most popular boy in school and stuff like that.Before a whole family and a whole life come, they need to make sure that they know that somebody is the right one, and they’re not just dating them because they’re pretty. Sometimes the most popular boys in school aren’t feeling really good on the inside.