Emotional and Social Changes

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Not only do you go through physical changes in puberty, you also go through emotional changes. One of the biggest problems that adolescents face are mood swings *scary music*. These are caused by hormones and can leave you on top of the world one minute and close to tears the next. The best thing you can do is be understanding when your friends are sad or angry and hope that they'll do the same for you. 

When you go through puberty you begin to search for your identity and wonder where you fit in. This can cause huge friendship group shifts and unlike when you were in grade 1, arguments can be the end of a friendship. But there is good , boyfriends and girlfriends start to form (although the girlfriend you have in grade 8 probably won't end up being your wife and vice versa). Sometimes you will try to be someone you are not and change who you are. Don't, this will only lead to problems, just be true to yourself. In the end you will realise where you fit in and be comfortable with who you are.



A Bible Verse For When You Feel Worthless

Isaiah 43: 1-4
But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;  I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.