December 15, 2006 6:15pm CST
Puberty is the most critcal period for teenager. they experience enormous changes not only phsically, but also psychologically. On one hand. they want to leave their parents and homes to be independent. On the other hand, they are not experienced enough to judge what is good and what is evil. William Wordsworth once said that a child was the father of the adult. now, what is your opinion about puberty? how does it influence your life?
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16 Dec 06
It's a horrible time for them. I have a nine year old little girl who has already started the change and I feel so sorry for her. Her body is growing faster than her mind and it's hard on her. I just keep telling her everthing is normal including her strange emotions. Keeping her talking to me as she goes through this helps her, I think. Poor things it's sad they have to cross this part in the road, but as parents we have to help them through it and they will be ok.
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16 Dec 06
The best advice I could give to a child who is dealing with puberty is that everything happening is normal, and that we all have or will go through it. The best advice I could give to parents is to remember what it was like. Of course it is hard to deal with the mood swings and what not, but you just have to understand what they are going through. Even though it has most likely been a while for you, just try to remember what it was like.