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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.
"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."
Tags:dating, date, dates, romance, teen romance, protective dad, protective dads, protective father, protective fathers, daughter, daughters, puberty, sexuality, chastity, chaste, virgin, virgins, virginity, safe sex, protection, birds and bees, making out, foreplay, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriend, girlfriends
"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, teenagers, objectify, objectification, objectifying, creep, creepy, the male gaze, gender issues, gender inequality, sexism, sexist, sexists, toxic masculinity, hyper masculinity
"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, teenagers, adolescent, adolescents, adolescence, raising teens, raising teenagers, life with teens, life with teenagers, stages of development, development, raising kids, raising children, daughter, daughters, mother-daughter relationship, 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."
'But Mom, can't I just skip puberty and go straight to mid-life crisis?'
'Oh my Gawd! He's a weed!'
"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, adolescents, adolescences, teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, young people, 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
Sex Education Class: "Smirking or non smirking?"
Tags:birds and the bees, sex ed, sex education, sex educations, class, classes, classroom, classrooms, puberty, student, students, pupil, pupils, teacher, teachers, embarrassment, embarrassed, embarrassing, smirk, smirks, seating plan, seating plans, rites of passage, teen, teens, teenager, teenagers
"Mum, dad . . . I'm Homosapiens."
Tags:prehistoric, prehistory, caveman, cavemen, puberty, homosapiens, homosexual, homosexuals, sexual orientation, sexual orientations, homo-sapien, homo-sapiens, homosapien, gays, homosexuality, coming out of the closet, confession, confessions, neanderthal, neanderthals, sexuality, orientation, gay, lgbt, gay rights
"Face it, Herb, you're one of those people who peaked in high school."
'Teenagers are a big source of anxiety for their guardians.'
The statue of puberty.
The fountain of puberty
Tags:fountain of youth, fountain, fountains, fountain of puberty, youth, puberty, teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, adolescent, adolescents, adolescence, acne, pimple, pimples, bad skin, awkward, body changes, lanky, tall, short, overweight, skinny, wish, wishing, wishing fountain, be careful what you wish for
'Life isn't fair. Just when girls get interesting, they get taller than us.'
Pinocchio's Second Realization
Tags:puberty, teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, death, dying, dead, die, died, growing, growing pains, growing up, real man, existential dread, existential, existential crisis, crisis, breakdown, breakdowns, spiralling, spiral, spirals, mental, mental health, ageing, age, mortality, mortal, time, reality, realism, realistic