Girls/Boys: Puberty hormones are surging can contribute to feeling more emotional, confused, or anxious. Biological clock shifts triggering staying up later and sleeping in later. Anxiety and depression may become prevalent at this stage, but are normal and likely won’t last. If anxiety and depression do increase, seek the help of a trusted parent, friend, or training professional. Decision making skills are still developing, and individual morals and values are starting to surface. Teens may often be very self-conscious, and this may impact their self-esteem.