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Our bodies are a confusing thing no matter if you’re boy or girl shaped! Find out what’s going on during puberty.

If there’s one thing you can be sure everyone goes through, it’s the journey of puberty, and unless you’re Peter Pan (spoiler alert: he’s not real!) you’re gonna do it too – so we suggest watching this video and getting PJ’s advice on the mystical, magical and frankly quite SCARY journey of puberty and growing up.

PJ covers a lot of ground, because there’s lots of different changes that are gonna happen, and they include *deep breath* growing pains, hair growth, those spots/zits/pimples that make you think “I hate my face” and emotions. Oh so many emotions. There’s a cool visual where PJ squirts loads of different colours into a bowl of water (each colour representing a different emotion) and the resulting kaleidoscope is a pretty accurate representation of the emotional chaos that is puberty. Just remember, everyone is either going through it, has already been through it or has it to look forward to so you are not alone. It’s totally, completely normal. Just buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Oh, so actually there was one emotion that PJ experienced that felt very new and that was anxiety. As a kid he felt fearless, but as he began to go through puberty he started to get anxious and worry that he was the only one the changes were happening to, and that he was weird and had no friends no life. That’s why he’s made this video – because he wasn’t any of those things. He was just going though puberty. Like maybe you are too. So be cool, ‘cos it’s perfectly natural, and when it’s over you’re gonna be ready for life and all the excitement that brings. For real.

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