Hi. Growing Pains isn’t your typical blog. Why? Because Growing Pains is written by teens who have an active interest in our society. Our blog doesn’t just comment on issues affecting teenagers, but also the wider community. Growing Pains presents facts and opinion on feminism, body and health, news, social media, teen issues and personal problems. It was founded and is co-written by Abby Mac and Jess Wray.

Growing Pains covers a wide range of relevant topics including:

  • Parents and Family
  • Body and Health
  • News
  • Social Media
  • Food
  • School
  • Style and Fashion
  • Being a Teen
  • Divorce/Blended Families/Bullying/Friends

If you have any questions or further ideas regarding posts, please contact Growing Pains or Abby or Jess or visit the Contact Us Page.

A Little Bit About Abby:

Abby is a teenager who loves to write…so, as you can guess…loves to write + teenager = blog about being a teen. Abby is very passionate about helping victims of bullying, children of divorce and blended families i.e. having a step-mother, father or siblings. After, experiencing similar situations Abby decided to start writing a book with her mum about such topics, which is currently in the writing stage. If you want any further imformation about Abby or her book, feel free to leave a comment or tweet her. Always remember, if you comment or tweet – Abby aims for the blog to be like a person-to-person conversation, and therefore you follow the same etiquette of conversation as you do in real life. Thanks.

A Little Bit About Jess:

Jess is also a teenager and she wishes to one day become a very successful journalist and travel the world. She comes from South Africa and has lived in Australia for 4 years now. Jess is very interested in writing about issues that concern teenagers, especially realatable topics such as fashion trends, awkward situations amongst friends and family, body and health, exercising, social media and the news. She loves making new friends and getting to know different people. So she loves opportunities to hear about your experiences whether they be funny or serious.

Let us know if you have an issue or problem, we will try our best to help you out with our best advice or if you just simply need someone to talk to, we are always here.

It’s called being a teenager. It’s called Growing Pains.

15 responses »

  1. Why read about the teen years
    Oh pain and acne and tears
    It seems as one grows older
    Only the acne disappears

    As you travel new frontiers
    And reach into other spheres
    Know that what you’re going through
    Is also happening to your peers



      • Doesn’t take much ability.
        I don’t see a place to put a “like” on your site and leave my avatar. Maybe there isn’t one or it is not enabled.
        Just mentioning.


      • Thanks for letting us know! You should be able to ‘like’ a post at the top of the page – next to the ‘Following/Follow’ button. If that doesn’t work, click into the actual post instead of staying on the original Growing Pains site and see if that works there. Can you keep me updated? 🙂


      • Yes, I see the button for Follow and Likes at the top of the page. But still don’t see a place for a like that shows the avatar of the person liking.

        I looked at a Draft Post of mine. Underneath it….way at the bottom, there are two check boxes. One said: “Show likes” and another said “Show sharing buttons. ”
        Mine are both checked.

        You might see if yours are checked.


      • Glad you were able to fix it. I think it is nice for you to see those that like your blog post. 🙂

        (on the other hand you also see who is not putting a like on your blog post. LOL I got plenty of those. 😦


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