Puberty occurs through a long process and begins with a surge in hormone production, which in turn causes a number of physical changes.
It is the stage of life characterized by the appearance and development of secondary sex characteristics (for example, a deeper voice and larger adam's apple in boys, and development of breasts and more curved and prominent hips in girls) and a strong shift in hormonal balance towards an adult state.
Gibson’s card pretty much torpedoes that, Moore’s only feeble line of defense.
Giving the handwriting similarities further credence, the first reported, early last month, Gibson’s account of her relationship with Moore, which she says began after he came to speak to her high school civics class in 1981.
She remembers reading the inscription and writing below it: “Roy Moore inspires me because he is such a successful man himself.Puberty is a period of several years in which rapid physical growth and psychological changes occur, culminating in sexual maturity.The average age of onset of puberty is at 11 for girls and 12 for boys.Such milestones include driving a vehicle, having legal sexual relations, serving in the armed forces or on a jury, purchasing and drinking alcohol, voting, entering into contracts, finishing certain levels of education, and marriage.Adolescence is usually accompanied by an increased independence allowed by the parents or legal guardians, including less supervision as compared to preadolescence.The end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood varies by country and by function.Furthermore, even within a single nation state or culture there can be different ages at which an individual is considered (chronologically and legally) mature enough for society to entrust them with certain privileges and responsibilities.For example, researchers in neuroscience or bio-behavioral health might focus on pubertal changes in brain structure and its effects on cognition or social relations.Sociologists interested in adolescence might focus on the acquisition of social roles (e.g., worker or romantic partner) and how this varies across cultures or social conditions.Physical growth (particularly in males), and cognitive development can extend into the early twenties.Thus age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have found it difficult to agree upon a precise definition of adolescence.