Puberty was the stage when we, as children, became sexually mature. It happened that very few of us were actually interested in sex that time, and for most of us it was the big speed bump that followed our carefree childhoods. Generally speaking, puberty occurs in girls between the ages of 10 – 14, and in boys a good deal later, usually between the ages of 12 – 16. After puberty hit, we were never to be the same again. Puberty officially begins when the pituitary gland tells the testes to secrete testosterone in boys, or signals the ovaries to secrete estrogen in girls.
No matter how much our parents prepared us with talks and scientific reading material, it was either difficult or confusing when puberty began. When I was young, most parents gave their kids The Talk, and often shocked them into silence for quite a few days, or sometimes even weeks. Sometimes Americans call this talk explaining “the birds and the bees,” which is a euphemism for sex. Nowadays, many schools begin introducing the human reproductive system and how it works in practical life before puberty surprises the unsuspecting kids. Modern psychologists recommend that parents should not ever give their kids The Talk in one sitting anymore, but instead give them a series of small talks, based their questions and interest.
Our bodies grew a lot during puberty, actually, faster than any time except for our first year as babies. This is called a growth spurt. We went through a lot of other changes, too. Some we thought were cool, such as curves for girls and deepening voices for boys. But none of us thought that pimples and underarm odors were cool. After 2 to 3 years of puberty, most of us had reached our adult height. Many kids have mood swings and sometimes have times of acting or hiding in their rooms, often all in the same day. A lot of kids become overly sensitive and cry easily, others become very self-conscious and unsure of themselves. Puberty, like old age, is not for cowards.
Betsy is a very nice teacher. She is dedicate, loves the students and always try to help us with our problems. Every each class we can learn different things and Betsy prepares excellent exercises each day. I love my English Class.
Aprender inglês com Betsy é um privilégio! Com aulas dinâmicas, inteligentes, divertidas, sempre tratando de assuntos atuais, consegue ensinar e cativar! Tenho aulas com ela há muitos anos! Não pretendo parar, pois além de aprender a língua, Betsy coloca assuntos muito interessantes em pauta. Nestes muitos anos, nunca repetiu uma só aula! Grande professora!
Fui aluna da Betsy há muitos anos atrás em uma escola de idiomas em BH e quando descobri que ela continuava dando aulas, entrei em contato e já agendei meu horário semanal. Até retornar a ser aluna da Betsy, não tinha muita motivação para ir a aulas de inglês, porém, atualmente, digo que estou indo para a minha terapia em inglês. A Betsy é uma pessoa divertidíssima, muito culta e interessada. Sua curiosidade me impressiona. As aulas com ela fluem, abordamos os mais variados assuntos e de uma maneira leve consigo aprimorar meus conhecimentos em inglês e aprender novos vocabulários. Pode acompanhar suas aulas e publicações online vai ser sensacional!
I really don’t know how long Betsy has been my teacher. I do know she is the best teacher I have ever had. She can join daily happenings with an admirable sense of humor that makes her classes quite unique. She is intelligent, smart, very confident and besides everything she became a close friend of us. It’s a privilege being her student.