Puberty

Going through puberty can be a difficult time and can put a strain on the whole household. There are lots of websites, helplines and forums specifically for young people if you wanted to find out more about what happens during puberty, frequently asked questions and message boards where you can read about other young people's experiences.

If you're a parent or carer who has a teenager going through puberty there is lots of useful information and advice available to help you talk to your child about it and make the transition easier for them.

Childline - Puberty (opens in a new window)

Family Lives - Puberty and disabled teens (opens in a new window)

Family Lives - Understanding puberty (opens in a new window)

NHS Choices - Stages of puberty: what happens to boys and girls (opens in a new window)