These are natural chemicals produced in the body’s glands that control and regulate activities within the various organs. There is a diverse range of hormones that are necessary for the body to function in every area from digestion, growth and development to reproduction.

The adolescent’s puberty hormone surges affect their emotional stability, often leading to conflicts, moodiness, rebellion against authority, and bad decision making with lifelong consequences. To varying degrees, the female monthly reproductive cycle is a trying time causing irritability and overly sensitive emotions. Rather than making excuses for ‘my

Be responsible for your actions – don’t make excuses

hormones’ and blaming others we should take responsibility for our own actions and recognise self-control is essential to maintain a good attitude when struggling with hormones.

See also: emotions, excuse, menstruation, moods, puberty, responsible/responsibility, reaction, self-control, teenager.