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'Soon, you will start to notice changes in your body... massive, horrifying changes.'
Michelle was the first in her class to pupate.
"Looks like she's started discovering boys."
Tags:parent, parents, parenthood, daughter, daughters, teen, teens, teenager, discovering boys, childhood development, growing up, adolescence, adolescent, puberty, body, bodies, dead body, dead bodies, murder, murdered, corpse, corpses, pun, puns, wordplay, dark humour, dark humor, black humour, black humor
"Take it easy, honey. Beneath that terrifying rage is our twelve-year-old daughter. My GOD, when will the wi-fi go back on?!!"
"You weren't so hung up on my chastity."
"Adolescence can be a very trying time, Mr. Alcorn."
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, counselor, counselors, adolescence, teenager, puberty, growing up, midlife crisis, old age, amnesia, amnesiac, alzheimer's, short term memory loss, empathy, empathise, empathising, empathize, empathizing, unhappy, trying, demanding, stress, stressful
"Today I got my first bill."
"I think I'll be more relaxed once my secondary sex characteristics kick in."
'He's at that difficult age: 0 to 16.'
"That growth spurt I was waiting for didn't quite turn out the way I'd hoped."
Tags:superhero, superheroes, superheros, kid, kids, child, childhood, boy, boys, super power, super powers, dream, dreams, dreaming, dreamer, dreamers, ambition, ambitions, growing up, puberty, pubescent, pubescents, teen, teens, teenager, objectify, objectification, objectifying, creep, creepy, the male gaze, gender issues, gender inequality, sexist, sexists, toxic masculinity, hyper masculinity
"Michele, do you mind if I walk you home? It's the hormones in the milk."
Tags:child, children, walk, walks, walking, walking home, friend, friends, friendly, boy, boys, hormone, hormones, hormonal, milk, man, manly, testosterone, act like a man, acting like a man, puberty, steroid, steroids, out of control, uncontrollable, lack of control, act, acts, acting, oblige, obliging, obligation, obligations, fancy, fancies, fancying, lie, lies, reason, reasons, excuse, excuses
"Dad, when will I be old enough to shave?"
"Our little girl is growing up - this very morning she told me she hates me."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, teen, teens, teenager, adolescent, adolescence, raising teens, life with teens, life with teenagers, stages of development, development, raising kids, raising children, daughter, daughters, mother-daughter relationships, growing up, growing older, getting older, hate, hates, milestone, milestones, puberty, rebel, rebelling, rebellion, acting out
"....Maybe you just haven't hit puberty yet."
"And how do you feel about how she feels about he feels?"
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, counsellor, counselors, counsellors, counselor, relationship, relationships, love triangle, feeling, feelings, talk, talks, talking, childhood relationship, childhood relationships, teenager, puberty, group session, group sessions, understand, understanding, date, dates, dating
'But Mom, can't I just skip puberty and go straight to mid-life crisis?'
"Either we've been robbed or the kids left without saying goodbye."
Tags:butterfly, butterflies, parent, parents, egg, eggs, cocoon, cocoons, child, children, nest, nests, hatch, caterpillar, caterpillars, grow, grows, growing, growing up, develop, develops, developing, development, puberty, rob, robs, robbing, hatched, hatching, sad, emotional, kidnap, kidnapping, leave home, leaving home, say goodbye, saying goodbye
'Oh my Gawd! He's a weed!'
"And up ahead - that's puberty."
"Now that I've quit hating girls, I 've got pimples."
Teaching students going through puberty.
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, teacher life, homework, assignment, assignments, essay, essays, puberty, adolescent, adolescences, teen, teens, teenager, youth, single-minded, science, scientist, scientists, physics, physicist, physicists, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school
'I'm trying to get my competence and my confidence in the same place.'
Newton discovers puberty