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Here's a selection of articles that may be helpful for young people and their families on the topic of puberty...

BBC Teach

BBC teach – what’s happening to my body?

Children from across the UK pose questions to a number of adults about puberty and how their bodies are changing. In this short film, small groups of children ask questions on behalf of their peers to adults they trust. The issues raised are real life concerns from children aged nine to 12 which were generated through relationships and sexuality education (RSE) workshops facilitated by professional workshop facilitators.

BBC Teach about puberty >

Childline - boys

Childline - information about puberty for boys

Puberty is when your body changes as you grow, and develop, to become an adult. These changes can affect you in different ways. Your body produces hormones which change your body and they can also affect your emotions. Getting used to all the changes can sometimes be stressful. 

Childline offer helpful information to make sense of this often confusing time.

Childline help for boys >

Childline - girls

Childline – information about puberty for girls

For girls, puberty usually happens between the ages of eight and 14. Some girls can start puberty earlier, and some later, everyone is different.

Childline offer helpful advice and information to support girls in this often confusing time.

Childline help for girls >

Puberty for girls - periods

Puberty for girls – periods

During puberty, most girls start having periods. Periods are a natural event and they happen to women and girls once a month. It can feel scary and girls often have lots of questions about periods.

This information from Childline will help you to know what they are and how they might affect you.

 Information about periods >

And remember...


E. E. Cummings

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More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

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