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Growing up


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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I was 9 and it was a bit of a shock for me, was in the shower, when I noticed it—I was sprouting hair down there. I yelled "mum" she didn’t come immediately, I called her again “What is it?” She came into the bathroom. “Look,”What’s happening to me? What do I do?” She looked and then smiled and said "it's pubic hair, you're becoming a woman" I had never seen pubic hair before. Of course I had seen my mother naked but i didn't know that she shaved so I didn't even known pubic hair existed. Please talk to girls so these things do not come as a complete shock.


I have just started getting hair down there. 😱 I will be 10 in august, I don't have boobs yet and I don't know if or how I should tell my mum. I also want to ask her if I can get a bra😵. My bf already wears one and she carries pads in her school bag and she gave me 2. I want to tell my mum but I don't know how to start.


Me and my mum are looking at this website tonight as i was looking at one her her pads and she saw me and asked me if I knew what it was for she let me try a pad on but it was very big. She is going to get me the starter pack tomorrow so i have some of my own. She also asked if i want to get a bra😁 I am 9 and should be learning about puberty at school soon but it is a lot better mum telling me first.




this is helpful

Hetty xx

To find out more about puberty other than this great website, I recommend these books- •The Little Book Of Growing Up £3.50 (Hodder) •What's Happening to me? £7.99 (Usborne) Hope this helps! Xx


It's annoying, I'm an early teen, 10


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