Growing Up Gracefully
The teenage years can be a wonderful, exciting time. Sure, you may be faced with new challenges, but if you embrace the changes and be kind to yourself while they’re happening it will be a journey you remember forever. At Harmoni’s Kiss, we talk about how great it is to be female, the natural changes that happen when you move from being a girl to a young woman and how you can approach this stage with a positive attitude so your experience is a happy one.
This experience begins at a different time for everyone. You might see changes happening in your body at around the age of nine. But for others, these changes don’t start happening until around the age of 16. Anywhere you fit in this spectrum is normal.
There are lots of benefits to becoming a teenager: you’ll get to be more independent and have greater choices about how you want to run your life, what you wear and who you hang out with. Being female also has another major benefit: we can have children and we couldn’t do this without a female body. But to be able to do this our body has to go through many changes.
It’s nice to know you’re not alone: all your girlfriends are going through the same thing and every woman you know has already been there. Remember that although becoming a young woman is a shared experience for every female, it’s also an individual one.