This is how to cope with the changes that puberty brings

Teenage girl sitting on floor, leaning against lockers. Puberty is characterised by a rise in hormones, a factor that triggers emotional and physical changes in the body. In some cases, these emotions can be overwhelming, and cause unexplained feelings of anger and depression. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  •  Be prepared for changes: Puberty comes with many other changes. You will probably sweat more than before and grow hair in various parts of your body including the armpits and the pubic area.

  • These changes are normal, and show that your body is maturing.

Puberty is characterised by a rise in hormones, a factor that triggers emotional and physical changes in the body. In some cases, these emotions can be overwhelming, and cause unexplained feelings of anger and depression.

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