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Growing up

#puberty

When you're growing up you might make decisions without thinking of the impact it has on others and you might react badly when your parents question your actions. This is what can lead to falling out with them. Don’t worry, this is normal and puberty is hard for parents too.

 

As the journey from childhood to adulthood might start and end between the ages of 12 - 25 (adolescence), the emotional rollercoaster you find yourself on may continue into your twenties causing frustration to you and your parents.

 

This is normal and as you get older you may start to consider others and see things from their point of view. You may feel more able to take responsibility for your actions and there'll be times when you feel comfortable saying sorry to those around you and admitting mistakes have happened.

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Rose @SOMEONE

Reply to someone. Nah not everyones a british here. Im australian and its spelled as 'mum' here too

Zooble

Hey Patricia! Maybe it's time to have a big sister chat. She needs to know about puberty.

Qwerty

I’m 12 and only just starting to notice stuff.

Patricia

My sister doesn’t know about puberty but I’ve seen armpit hair start sprouting. She lifts her arms up all the night and makes it more visible. I can also see her getting the tiniest bit of pubic hair. Eek

keira2341

when i started puberty i was woudering what was happening with my body my mam recommended becomeateen.com i tryed it and wow its amazing i new what was happening

Me

I started noticing I was trying really sweaty when I was nine and my mum bought me some deodorant and I started getting boobs. When I was ten I got my first proper bra and I got hair down their. Now im 11 and I have got hair under my arms and I have had discharge for 2 years

Someone

Is everyone here British? Cuz you all say “mum” and I’m american.

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