Social

How does puberty change your physical, emotional and social self?

The simple answer is hormones! All the changes in your physical and emotional self are caused by your hormones, which are chemicals in your body that cause it to change. As you move through puberty, these chemicals will eventually make it possible for you to cause someone to become pregnant or become pregnant. Hormonal changes kick in when your pituitary gland gives the go-ahead to your sex glands (ovaries for girls, testicles for boys). Your sex glands then make hormones and send them to other parts of your body, causing all the changes of puberty. A male’s main hormone is called testosterone, produced in the testicles, and female’s main hormones are called estrogen and progesterone, produced in the ovaries. These hormones are the reason why there are physical and emotional changes during puberty.

Social Changes

Friendships are often a really important part of our lives and spending time with friends is There are few things in this world that are more important than having good friends. Whether you have one or two best friends, or a couple dozen good friends, life just isn’t the same without them.

As you go through your teen years, you and your friends are going to change a lot. Your bodies will change, your minds will change and so will your likes and dislikes. As time passes, you may get closer and spend more time with some of your friends, but with others you may spend less time with and drift apart. Maybe when you were younger you were really into sports, but now you’d rather jam with a band. And as people change, so do their relationships and the people they like to be around. Chances are, you’ve probably already changed your closest friends a few times in your life.

It can be hard to have friendships change but it’s also a natural part of life, and it happens to everyone. The other relationships that may change are those with your family. You may feel like you want to spend more time on your own or with your friends than hanging out with parents and brothers and sisters. Try to remember to try and make time to hang out with them too even if they say the most embarrassing things ever. And if you think you have the most embarrassing family ever, there’s always someone else who thinks the same thing about their family!