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Adolescence - the wonder years!. Adolescence and Puberty. Adolescence = the stage of development during which humans grow from childhood to adulthood Girls – average girls grow 12 inches and gain about 40 pounds between ages 11-16, reaching her full adult height by age 16 or 17.

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Adolescence the wonder years

Adolescence -the wonder years!


Adolescence and puberty

Adolescence and Puberty

  • Adolescence = the stage of development during which humans grow from childhood to adulthood

  • Girls – average girls grow 12 inches and gain about 40 pounds between ages 11-16, reaching her full adult height by age 16 or 17.

  • Boys – average boys grow 16 inches and gain about 60 pounds between ages 12-18, reaching his full adult height by age 18 or 19.

  • Adolescence is also the time when teens need to develop a sense of self and personal identity. Success leads to an ability to stay true to yourself and achieve your goals. Failure leads to poor self esteem and self worth.


Hormones

Hormones

  • Hormones are chemicals that are made in one part of your body which cause a change in a different part of the body

  • Human Growth Hormone is made by the Pituitary Gland in your brain and it causes your bones and muscles to grow.

  • Thyroxine is made by the Thyroid Gland and controls how your body makes and uses energy.

  • Epinephrine makes your heart beat faster and prepares your body to fight or flee when you are frightened or excited

  • Hormones are part of the Endocrine Body System


Puberty

Puberty

  • Puberty is the stage of development when the reproductive system becomes mature… Usually between age 9-16 in girls and 13-15 in boys. This is when your body makes more sex hormones.

  • Testosterone is made in the testes and controls much of the growth and function of the male body… makes sperm

  • Estrogen is made in the ovaries and controls much of the growth and function of the female body… releases eggs

  • Greater amounts of sex hormones and growth hormones lead to growth spurts


Physical changes

Physical Changes

  • Girls – average girls grow 12 inches and gain about 40 pounds between ages 11-16, reaching her full adult height by age 16 or 17. Other physical changes are acne or pimples, body hair grows, breasts develop, hips widen and menstruation begins.

  • Boys – average boys grow 16 inches and gain about 60 pounds between ages 12-18, reaching his full adult height by age 18 or 19. Other physical changes are acne or pimples, facial hair grows, voice deepens, shoulders broaden and body hair grows.


Mental emotional and social changes

Mental, Emotional and Social Changes

  • Learning to communicate with your parents is very important if you want to gain more independence.

  • Feeling happy one day and sad the next day is called mood swings. It is perfectly normal.

  • Trying to fit in with friends may tempt you to do un-healthy or un-safe things. There are better ways to be accepted!


Growing up

Growing Up

  • What does it mean to be a “grown-up”?

  • How long does growing up take?

  • What are some benefits and drawbacks of growing up?


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