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Tips for managing
your emotions

#confidence, #feelings, #puberty

As you grow up, you may start to notice your emotions and moods changing. This may have an impact on everyone around you too.

Mood swings are normal but it's good to try to control them, so that you don’t go round hurting anyone else’s feelings.

It's good to know these feelings don't last forever (hurrah!). The changes in your behaviour are just part of becoming a young adult.

When you're not feeling yourself, here are some tips that may make life a little easier:

  • Talk to someone about how you're feeling.
  • If you're feeling angry, try counting to 10 until the feeling has passed.
  • When you're at home and start getting irritated or upset with someone in your family, let them know that you need some time alone and go to another room for half an hour or so.
  • It’s no one’s fault that you feel like this, so be nice to yourself. Life has its highs and lows just like a rollercoaster and this can be exhausting! Your body and brain are working extra hard to keep up with all the changes that are happening.
  • If you see your friends are struggling with how they're feeling, let them know you're there for them if they want to chat.


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Hi I’m Millie I get a bit bulled in my school so do my friends we all get really stressed out as one of the boys called me to ugly to get a boyfriend but I don’t listen I also I have a rude brother he always argues with me Millie p.s this really helps me


Hi I’m Amelia, I am 9 and me and my mum are getting prepared for hormones and periods. I get really stressed out already my little brother is so annoying and I get no space or time to breath I can be happy one minute and crying and shouting the next minute. I didn’t know what was going on but reading all of your comments has made me feel like I am not alone and I can be better prepared for the future. I am lucky to be able to talk to my mum about anything and my advise would be to find someone you trust and who can relate to you and what you are going through. You are never alone :-) Amelia xxx


I found that going for a run or just going outside helps! :)))


I used to hide the fact that I cried but now when I'm sad I cry with my mum or dad and it makes me feel better. No one's alone !!


I am in year six and I am panicking about my period but little legs has made me feel I am strong and I shouldn't be worried I love it and I think the teen started pack is going to give me a God boost through year seven


thanks that was very helpful!

Girl with hormones

I always feel sad and sometimes I say to my bff that I don't want her near and I've been really miserable lately and I to,d one of my friends about why I think i feel that way(puberty) and she laughed and I said it wasn't funny and she kept on laughing that has damaged my self confidence and now I feel ugly and like no one likes me because my friend who is a boy called me stubborn and an idiot because he saw me crying.i don't know what to do sometimes I have emotional breakdowns by myself and I feel like I'm constantly being judged.Mae


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