Don’t Panic About Puberty Stages
Don’t Panic About Puberty
We keep telling you how normal going through puberty stage is for a reason — it really is normal! If you can keep from panicking, you can use this special time in your life to learn about yourself and expand your interests. Here are some ways to keep from worrying too much and help you feel better about yourself.
- Take care of yourself. Be careful with food cravings (like wanting only ice cream or other sugary foods for dinner). Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Exercise. This is good for your body and mind. Instead of holding it in, take out your anger on a tennis ball or treadmill; this can make you feel great again, too.
- Talk to someone. Amazingly, parents and teachers can be really helpful, and you can count on other adults, too, if you're more comfortable with that. Your friends might really appreciate knowing that you're going through puberty just like they are. It could be confusing for you as well as them, so knowing that someone else is passing through this would make one feel more comfortable and less worried. But don't depend on your for real information because they are probably learning about it, too, just like you. Go to someone who's been through it.
- Concentrate on school and hobbies. Your brain is growing, and this is a great opportunity to use it. The hobbies that you liked in the past will be even more fun now, and you'll develop new interests. You could also learn something new and have a new hobby. Do something creative to express all your new emotions. You’ll probably notice that doing what you love gives you lots of self-confidence, too!
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