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Prepared for Puberty?

Puberty is a word that we hear associated with negative connotations all too often. We all know the stereotypes, a boy who seems to turn sullen and is unable to speak in actual words and only grunts overnight and girls who suddenly become very highly strung, dramatic and over emotional. The reality is that when the signs of puberty first start to hit it can be unsettling and out of the blue for all concerned. Research suggests that this phase of development begins any time from aged 8 and affects not only the physical attributes of these young men and women but also their emotional and psychological make up. Adolescence itself, the term most commonly used to describe boys and girls in th