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Puberty: Whole Lotta Changin' Goin' On
Person looking in mirror Puberty. You're probably hearing about it, talking about it, or thinking about it A LOT. Maybe the word totally cracks you up, or freaks you out, or makes you feel really

Topics on Puberty:
Whole Lotta Changin'
    Goin' On
The Basics
Let's Get Growing!
It's the Zits
Ready for Sweaty
Brain Changes,
    Strange Changes

About Boys
Muscles and Hair
The Down-Low on
    Voice Changes
Below the Waist

About Girls
From Bare to Hair
The Breast Years of
    Your Life
Period. Question
    Marks?

From the Mentors
embarrassed. If it just fills your head with questions, you're not alone. Here's what some tweens asked IML about puberty:

Kristen, 10, wants to know: "What changes can I expect to happen? When can I expect them? Will I need to be prepared? Will I feel sick during the time? Do I have to tell my friends when these changes happen?"

Samantha, 12, had these questions: "At what age will I get my period, and what if it comes at a REALLY bad time? When will I ever grow breasts? And what if I don't want to grow up?"

Questions like these are totally normal! Like with most things, if you know the facts, it all gets a lot easier. So IML has put together this section for you to get all the info you need about this really important time in your life. Read on!

First up: The Basics.


Printables Record your thoughts and feelings about this topic with a printable IML Journal page. You can also check out a list of great books on the subject or do the Puberty Crossword Puzzle. Want to bring up this subject with adults in your family? Print out some discussion questions that will help.
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