Thinking about your own body, the way it is changing and the many thoughts and feelings you are having during puberty can make you 'feel sexy'. Learning how to manage these sexual feelings isn't easy; it is all part of growing up. As you reach puberty, there are lots of changes happening in your body that may affect your daily lives, your feelings, your relationships with others and how you see yourself. Life can be pretty confusing as you deal with these changes but it can also be exciting and wonderful. The sex hormones your body is producing may cause you to have sexual feelings.
The teenage years are also called adolescence. During this time, teens will see the greatest amount of growth in height and weight. Adolescence is a time for growth spurts and puberty changes. A teenager may grow several inches in several months followed by a period of very slow growth. Then they may have another growth spurt.
Here are some ideas for talking to your child about puberty, sex, sexuality and relationships, as well as links to some useful resources. By working with the school, you will help to ensure consistency between school and home explanations. You might decide that these lessons are paced inappropriately for your child.
Puberty is a stage of development where your child's body starts to take on adult form. Learn about puberty in girls and how to talk to your daughter about puberty. Puberty is a stage of development. Puberty is marked by physical changes.