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Clara is struggling with the physical and emotional changes that happens during puberty.
“ My Mum really annoys me sometimes.. It is like I’m a kid one minute and a teenager the next, I don’t know if she has changed or if I am getting angry at things that didn’t used to bother me.
When I get annoyed with her she will ask what she has done and actually I don’t know because there isn’t a reason, I am just angry.
I started my periods a few months ago and 10 days a month my face is really blotchy, so I tried to cover it with makeup and it just made it worse. I don’t want to talk about it with mum.
I don’t like my body I have wide hips but no waist, and I just want to know what is going on with me and talk about that sort of stuff but I am unsure who I can talk to.”
How Clara can get help
Like Clara everyone experiences the complex and confusing changes that happen during puberty. Some people are comfortable speaking to parents, Family, Friends, and older siblings but not everyone is. It is tempting to listen to stories on social media and although the information may be accurate it is best to ensure your information is coming from a professional. You will have a school nurse you can speak to, or a teacher that you feel comfortable speaking to also. There are other places to seek advice and information.
Do you need help?
CEOP – If you’re worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, if you have been a victim or are worried this is happening to someone you know, this can be reported safely and securely to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) through their experienced Child Protection Advisors.
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Or she can speak to a trusted adult such as a parent, grandparent, teacher, youth or social worker who can use this website to figure out how best to get help in this very dangerous situation.