"You weren't so hung up on my chastity."
Adolescence is Coming!
"I think I'll be more relaxed once my secondary sex characteristics kick in."
"Take it easy, honey. Beneath that terrifying rage is our twelve-year-old daughter. My GOD, when will the wi-fi go back on?!!"
"Our little girl is growing up - this very morning she told me she hates me."
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Pinocchio's Second Realization
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"It's you who don't understand me - I've been fifteen, but you have never been forty-eight."
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"Dad, when will I be old enough to shave?"
"Face it, Herb, you're one of those people who peaked in high school."
Teaching students going through puberty.
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The fountain of puberty
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What puberty used to do. What puberty apparently does now.