EMOTIONAL CHANGES DURING PUBERTY
Emotional changes during puberty are normal. Puberty is a time of physical and emotional change that happens when children grow and mature.
You will undergo a lot of emotional changes during puberty. Like how you think and feel about yourself and the world around you.
Some of the emotional changes during puberty include:
- Mood swings.
Mood swings refer to the rapid changes of moods. One minute you are very happy and the next you feel upset for no apparent reason. Having mood swings is a normal part of growing up.
However, if you start feeling it is getting out of hand, seek advice from an adult who understands what is happening to you and can help you with it.
- Looking for identity & independence
During puberty, you may feel the urge to figure out what makes you unique or stand out among others and how you fit in this world. You develop your own personality and unique opinion and independence.
- Getting sexual feelings
You develop sexual thoughts and desires as well as feelings of attraction to other people.
- More influence from your peers
During your puberty period, your peers will have an important role in your life. They might convince you to participate in certain activities in order for you to fit in. They may influence how you dress or speak just to mention a few.
- Expressing yourself better
You are able to express yourself better whether you are angry or happy with others.
- Changing the way you think
You start to understand things better. Basically, you are starting to think and reason like an adult.
- Feeling unsure about yourself
You may feel tempted to compare yourself with your friends during puberty. This can make you unsure about yourself.