Approaching Puberty

April 19, 2016

Let's face it. Hair growth at weird places when you least expected it, anyone?

Well - that seems to be one of the recent trendy memes about approaching puberty offsite social media. The young generation is all crazy and whacky (mind you - these are 'jargons' of the youth) about this topic and it is a thing to be considered vary seriously. Yes. I mean it. VARY SERIOUSLY. (no typo error there).

The hype about this not-so-comfortable topic is nothing. It's just all this 'You've grown up putha. We are happy for you. Welcome to reality'.

The sorry state of all Pubertians (apparently, that's a term) is that they want to be left alone. You know this teeny-weeny private time of their own where they just want to figure out what in the world is wrong with themselves. Everything is in for a hyper state mix match plus the myriad of emotions that run wild suddenly - ah! It's so disturbing. They also have this one thing nagging in their head that - "my parents never give me my own space! They always want to know what's in my phone!"

Calm down Pubertians - because it's the same the other side as well. I am pretty sure all who have had their share of bringing up a Pubertian might relate. Random tantrums, sudden bursts of rage, sweet lies, sleepless nights, cravings and what not. And all those of you who still have to face that Pubertian - well buckle up : you've got an adult baby to handle!

It's the case with everyone and believe me, we've all gone through this phase (or are yet to go through). The bottom line is Pubertians 'think' they can take control of their lives but parents are often more than not 'sure' of the fact it's not the right time yet. There is still a long way to go and a lot more to learn before the young adult can take away the keys of independence.

Being a Pubertian and grooming a Pubertian is a heck of an experience. You can see the changes - the baby innocence fade away and mark of responsibilities approach on that face as years pass by.

As I sit here and contemplate on this, I wish I could be with my brother celebrating his 'crack-of-voice.'


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Comment on this article

  • kavita, mangalore

    Mon, Apr 25 2016

    The Title caught my eye. On a delicate topic, Sharon u have put your thoughts in a wonderful and interesting manner, good writing, keep it up.

  • Uncle Romy, Lower Bendur/Qatar

    Thu, Apr 21 2016

    Good to see you again. Keep it up.

  • Dev, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 21 2016

    I read Sharon's 'hair raising' article & when I finished reading I though the second part she will let us read in future as I see it was short & ended abruptly keeping suspense for the next sequel.
    Yes it is that period every teenager thinks she/he is always right, they know everything, their parents are outdated in their thinking & actions, they want to break the rules more often than follow them, always finds pleasure in winning the arguments though they know they are in the wrong.
    They rather consult their friends or peers for their opinions or advice than ask their parents who too were misunderstood by their parents & went through the same phase in their life.
    But new age teens face more stiff competition & problems of coping with their inner turmoil fired by their raging hormones, just like rogue bull elephants uproot trees & will fight when on musth.
    Well written Sharon make time to write more of these articles.

  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 21 2016

    @Simon Goa...
    Agree fully. Even this haunted me at first...
    However, give it to the Girl.How else would she have described those places as? And you have brought 'God' into it...
    Hair Growth at 'beautiful places' would have sounded more weird...Is it not? This girl sure has thought of everything before she has written this piece.Must be laughing
    her heart off at the 'dissections'
    here though.

  • Simon, Goa

    Wed, Apr 20 2016

    Our body does not have weird places. Whatever God has created is beautiful

  • Fr. Archie, ocd, Goa

    Wed, Apr 20 2016

    Hats off to you Sharon! you have handled such a difficult and sensitive topic with some wit and humour! I appreciate your unique lucid style in handling tough issues! I Look forward to read more from you! Keep it up!


    Tue, Apr 19 2016

    Very nice article Sharon, keep writing, May God bless you.

  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 19 2016

    Nicely put article. Lets face it people...some times teenagers are correct sometimes parents. Both has to go hand in hand without each others support and experience life cannot be successful.

  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 19 2016

    She has the knack of being very explicit and the uncanny one at that of raking 'hair raising' issues. Right?
    Mind boggling ! The way it has been put across...
    Sharon I have become your fan!

  • Reshma Lobo, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Apr 19 2016

    One more remarkable article Sharon.This is a taboo topic which most of the people wouldn't like to speak about and you have depicted it in a humourous way. Kudos to you. I am proud of you.. Keep writing..

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