Why all the feels?
There are lots of things that are happening during puberty that can impact on your mood and the way that you feel, like:
Lack of sleep
Demands of school
Conflict with parents
Feeling scared or alone
A busy schedule
Having to make more decisions
Your brain is growing and changing too
During puberty your brain is strengthening the parts that allow you to feel more intense and complex emotions.
But… the part of your brain that is responsible for reasoning and controlling emotions is still growing and can be the last to develop.
Sometimes this might make you feel as if your emotions are out of control, causing even more frustration, sadness or confusion.
Dealing with all of these emotions can be tough
Here are some ideas to help you cope:
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