Difficulties in adolescence can be overwhelming but are common. As a teen, there are so many pressures in your life and so many things are changing. Your body is changing, your hormones are raging, you want to fit in at school, your teachers are overloading you with work, and home life is just as hectic. Adolescence is one of the biggest transitional periods you will go through in your life. The good news is it eventually ends, leaving you as a confident, knowledgeable, and responsible adult


Feelings About Yourself

One day you looked into the mirror and started to see a different person looking back at you. Your body has developed because of puberty. Girls and boys all go through this change sometime during adolescence. However, some teenagers have a hard time accepting their new body.


Changes in Your Body

When you observe yourself changing, you may not always be happy with what you see. Many teens have a tendency to add weight to their childlike frame. This is because your metabolism is slowing down and fat tissue accumulates at a faster rate during puberty. If you are girl, your breasts begin grow. For some this may be embarrassing, especially if your friends have not developed yet. If you are a boy, you may start to grow facial hair, which can be equally awkward.

Keep in mind that everyone goes through these changes eventually. You are not going to be the only one who develops. Be proud of your body because it is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. It is bringing you closer to being an adult.

Finding Friends

Some of the issues you face are dealing with social groups. You want to fit in but sometimes it is difficult to break into certain groups. They may be tight knit and not accepting. This can be hard to accept and make you feel depressed.