Reaching Adolescence – Changes during Puberty Part 1 – CBSE Class 8


You must have heard many of the teenagers around you constantly saying things like “Nobody understands me!”, “I feel soooo lonely!” and many such things! Do you recall hearing such comments from elders? Even if you have, it would have been a rare occurrence! But then why do we always hear such comments mostly from teenagers? Is there any specific reason for this? The basic answer to this question is “ADOLESCENCE AND PUBERTY ”! Now you may wonder why this happens! Puberty gets with it SEVERAL CHANGES in the person. So do you think these changes will only be the physical changes? Of course not! The changes are mental, emotional and psychological as well. Let’s have a quick glance at the various changes which adolescent individuals go through! Shall we begin with the physical changes first? The most significant change that puberty gets with it is the INCREASE IN HEIGHT ! To be specific, growth of the complete body. If you observe keenly then you may realise that being kids, girls grow in height faster. However, on reaching adolescence, the height of boys increases rapidly. Do you know why the growth in height is maximum during this age? The principle reason is BONE ELONGATION. This is the time when long bones in our body, that is bones of arms and legs get elongated. However, the growth rate as well as the time required for growth will be different in the individuals. Along with the hormones that bring about the elongation of bones in our body, nutrients are equally important too! The nutrient supply to the growing bones and muscles makes sure that all the parts grow appropriately! Growth of various parts gets us to the next important change during adolescence. And what could that be? Yes! We are talking about CHANGE IN SHAPE! It is not possible that the body of a person will only grow in length. Even the width has to increase to make the growth proportional. So what differences do we find in the adolescents as compared to kids? In boys we find that compared to the kids, these grown-ups have broader shoulders. That is the reason why boys start appearing stouter or robust when they grow. On the other hand girls experience widening of the region below their waist. In addition, the girls seem to have gained weight and become fat compared to their childhood. This was the comparison between different age groups. But within the same age group of adolescence, are there any noticeable changes between boys and girls? Of course yes! Relative to girls, boys have prominent growth in their muscles. This is the reason why teen age boys like to flaunt their biceps to indicate their strength! There is one more major difference between adolescent boys and girls that we are missing out! Can you guess the difference? Let me give you a hint. When you meet a teen age boy after many years, his voice astonishes you. You notice that the voice of boys starts deepening. What do we mean by this? This basically means that the voice of males starts getting deeper on the note of octaves. In the simplest words, the voice turns somewhat hoarse and LOW PITCH. On the other hand the voice of girls doesn’t deepen as much. As a result they develop a HIGH PITCH voice. But why does this happen? What could be the reason for this? Well the major reason is INCREASE in the size of LARYNX . Now what could this be? We all are familiar with the term VOICE BOX This is scientifically addressed as larynx. So are we saying that the voice box enlarges? Yes it does! And in whom does this happen? It happens in the MALES. Yes! In boys, the size of voice box increases during puberty. And an amazing fact is that we can see this enlarged voice box. That’s right! We find a protrusion in the throat region when boys grow. This is commonly referred to as the ADAM’S APPLE And it is due to this that the voice of boys is deeper than that of the girls. So next time you meet your teenaged cousin or friend after a long time, you will understand why and how that person has changed so much! Now I want you to tell me… Are there any common changes that we find in both, boys as well as girls? Of course there are! We have numerous variations that are seen in adolescents irrespective of whether they are male or female . But in order to know them you will have to watch our next video!

65 thoughts on “Reaching Adolescence – Changes during Puberty Part 1 – CBSE Class 8”

  1. 3:02
    Oh my god I just spat out my drink
    I see it everywhere and yet I still think it's false
    (I'm a teenage boy and I don't do that)

  2. If we (now as adult men, post puberty and adolescence) could see our own many dishonest and immoral thoughts of unpredictable “Temptation” (the evil one within us) – Then we would have the wisdom needed to think above ourselves: – But we are blind to ourselves and the Son of man, whose name is Jesus, walked on earth to make blind men see…

    “I am the light of the world. No follower of mine shall wander in the dark; he shall have the light of life.” – (John 8: 12) –

    “Take care that no one misleads you: For many will come claiming my name…”
    – (Matthew 24: 4) –
    “Many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many; and as lawlessness spreads, men’s love for one another will grow cold. But the man who holds out to the end will be saved” – (Matthew 24: 11-13) –

    “I am the way; I am the truth and I am life; no one comes to the Father except by me. If you knew me you would know my Father too.” – (John 14: 6-7) –

    “When you pray, go into a room by yourself, and shut the door. Pray to your Father who is there in the secret place; and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you.
    In your prayers do not go babbling on like the heathen, who imagine that the more they say the more likely they are to be heard.
    Do not imitate them. Your Father knows what your needs are before you ask him.
    This is how you should pray:
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
    Your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as in heaven,
    Give us today our daily bread,
    And forgive us the wrong we have done, as we have forgiven those who have wronged us.
    And do not bring us to the test, but save us from the evil one.
    For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever.
    Amen.
    For if you forgive others the wrongs they have done, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, then the wrongs you have done will not be forgiven by your Father.” – (Matthew 6: 6-15) –

    “Truly I tell you; if anyone obeys my teaching he shall never know what it is to die.”
    – (John 8: 51) –
    “Pass no judgement, and you will not be judged. For as you judge others, so you will yourselves be judged, and whatever measure you deal out to others will be dealt back to you.” – (Matthew 7: 1-2) –

    “Always treat others as you would like them to treat you: that is the Law and the Prophets.
    Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” – (Matthew 7: 12-13) –
    “I am the gate; anyone who comes into the fold through me shall be safe.” – (John 10: 9) –

    “I am the resurrection and I am life. If a man has faith in me, even though he dies, he shall come to life; and no one who is alive and has faith shall ever die.” – (John 11: 25-26) –
    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” – (Matthew 7: 21) –

    “I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world”
    – (John 12: 47) –
    “Whoever then will acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge him before my Father in heaven; and whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” – (Matthew 10: 32-34) –

    “The disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
    If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, It would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
    Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!’” – (Matthew 18: 1-7) –

    “Where two or three gather in my name, I am there among them” – (Matthew 18: 20) –
    “Many are called, but few are chosen,” – (Matthew 22: 14) –

    “An expert in the law, [a leading religious Pharisee] tested him with this question: ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’ He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. That is the greatest commandment. It comes first. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. Everything in the Law and the Prophets hangs on these two commandments.’” – (Matthew 22: 35-40) –

    “There is no greater love than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends.”
    – (John 15: 13) –

    “Do not call any man on earth ‘father’; for you have one Father and he is in heaven. Nor must you be called ‘teacher’; you have one Teacher, the Messiah.” – (Matthew 23: 9-10) –

    "Stay awake, and pray that you may be spared the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." – (Matthew 26: 41) –
    “And be assured, I am with you always, to the end of time.” – (Matthew 28: 20) –

    “One of the criminals who hung there also mocked and taunted him: ‘Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself, and us!’ But the other criminal rebuked him. ‘Have you no fear of God? You are under the same sentence as he. For us it is plain justice; we are paying the price for our misdeeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’ And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ He answered, “I tell you this: today you shall be with me in Paradise.’” – (Luke 23: 39-43) –

    “For it is my Father’s will that everyone who looks upon the Son and puts his faith in him shall possess eternal life; and I will raise him up on the last day” – (John 6: 40) –

    Yours always, in true Spirit and in prayer, 2gointruth, Friday the 10th of August, 2018: – (Matthew 5:14-16) – Every minute, hour and day is a new beginning for any one of us:
    Here are some more references to study further…
    – (Genesis 3: 24) – (Genesis 6: 5-6) – (Genesis 6: 11) – (Genesis 8: 21) – (Exodus 12: 17) –
    – (Exodus 25: 18-22) – (Leviticus 19: 18) – (Leviticus 26: 11-12) – (Deuteronomy 8: 3-4) –
    – (Deuteronomy 18: 18) – (Deuteronomy 29: 29) – (Joshua 22: 5) – (2 Samuel 6: 2) –
    – (2 Samuel 7: 12-14) – (Psalm 2: 2) – (Psalm 10: 3-7) – (Psalm 14: 1) – (Psalm 15) –
    – (Psalm 22) – (Psalm 66: 1) – (Proverbs 8: 17) – (Proverbs 15: 7-8) – (Isaiah 7: 14) –
    – (Isaiah 9: 6-7) – (Isaiah 52: 13) – (Isaiah 53) – (Isaiah 61: 1) – (Jeremiah 31: 31-34) –
    – (Jeremiah 47: 6-7) – (Ezekiel 28: 14-16 ) – (Daniel 7: 13-14) – (Micah 5: 4) –
    – (Micah 7: 6) – (Zephaniah 1: 7) – (Zechariah 9: 9) – (Zechariah 12: 10) –
    – (Also worth noting, are Aristotle, Confucius, Plato and Socrates, even Gandhi a humble man qualified in British Law and well-read in most all scriptures; he has also said; “You must be the change that you wish to see in the world.”) –
    – (Matthew 4: 19) – (Matthew 5: 10-12) – (Matthew 5:17) – (Matthew 5:19-20) –
    – (Matthew 5: 43-48) – (Matthew 6: 2-4) – (Matthew 7: 5) – (Matthew 7: 7-11) –
    – (Matthew 7: 24-27) – (Matthew 10: 32-34) – (Matthew 11: 28-30) – (Matthew 12: 30-37) –
    – (Matthew 23: 9-10) – (Mark 1: 9-11) – (Mark 9: 50) – (Mark 15: 4-5) – (((Luke 1: 1-4))) –
    – (Luke 4: 1-13) – (Luke 6: 22-36) – (Luke 6: 39) – (Luke 6: 46-49) – (Luke 9: 23-26) –
    – (Luke 12: 40) – (Luke 12: 48) – (John 3: 1-7) – (John 6: 51) – (John 6: 53-58) –
    – (John 7: 16-18) – (John 8: 32) – (John 8: 34-35) – (John 8: 58) – (John 10: 10-11) –
    – (John 11: 25-26) – (John 12: 25-26) – (John 12: 44-50) – (John 13: 20) –
    – (John 13: 34) – (John 17: 24-26) – (((John 21: 24-25))) –

  3. Personally I hate when people think I’m 20 or so when I’m only twelve it really sucks. I have a full on beard and I’m 186cm (6ft1) Some people think it’s good to look old but in my case I hate it

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