Puberty is when everyone’s body changes to transition them from being a “kid” to an “adult.” These changes are triggered by various hormones in all genders.

There are lots of changes that happen during this time, but the main ones are:

  • Growth spurt
  • Body shape changing
  • Genitals grow bigger
  • Hair growth (arm pits, genitals, and faces)
  • Body odor
  • Mood swings (for everyone, not just girls!)

These changes are surprising, and it is normal to feel embarrassed or confused, but all of this is normal and part of growing up!