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Why Is My Voice Squeaking?

The larynx becomes larger as boys go through puberty. The larger larynx gives boys a deeper voice.
The Larynx
Why Is My Voice Squeaking? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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"I was talking to Sindy when all of a sudden my voice went squeaky. What's happenning?" Simon has the 411 on cracking voices - just another part of male puberty and all the hormonal changes that go along with growing up and becoming an adult.

By: Simon

Hey peeps, it's Simon here. So, Sindy and I were having an argument about whether boys are smarter than girls, when all of a sudden, my voice went all squeaky. It was like my vocal chords were invaded by a mouse or something! I was a bit freaked out, so I checked with the crew at Kidzworld and found out that my voice went all crackly because of something to do with puberty and apples. Here's what I found out....

The Voice Box and the Adam's Apple

Your voice box, or larynx, is in your throat and it's the body part which lets you talk, laugh, scream or swear (not that any Kidzworld members would ever do that.) When a guy goes through puberty, his vocal chords and voice box (larynx) grow larger, and begins to stick out at the front of the throat. This lump is called the Adam's Apple. A girl's voice box also grows during puberty but not as much as a guy's larynx, which is why girl's don't have Adam's Apples. In case you're wondering, the Adam's Apple gets it's name from the story of the Garden of Eden where Adam ate a piece of forbidden fruit which got stuck in his throat.

Why Does My Voice Crack?

The larger larynx is what causes a boy's voice to start "cracking" or "breaking". It often takes boys a while to adjust to the new, larger size of their larynx while their voice is breaking. A boy's voice will go squeaky because he's having trouble controlling the pitch of his "new voice." Other boys may not even notice their voice changing and may never have to go through the embarrassment of their voice suddenly going squeaky.

1 YES! I've had an embarrassin' experience with my voice! I was reading in class and for the part I was reading, I had to shout "shut up!" really loudly. Anyway, I get to it and as I'm halfway through shouting "shut..." my voice cracked and went all high! It was sooo embarrassing!

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: little-bruv
Age: 14

1 Hi, I'm 16 and I was at a party with all my mates until I had to shout who I really fancied and as I went to shout the name, my voice went really high and everyone was laughing. I was embarrased so much and for my age this is quite weird!

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: shakeitdavey
Age: 16

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MinecraftGurl

MinecraftGurl wrote:

Good don't let thm get to ya bro
commented: Wed Oct 23, 2013

blueraven13

blueraven13 wrote:

My voice cracks all the time now everyone's laughing when I talk but somehow I don't fe...
commented: Wed Oct 23, 2013

JennyD

JennyD wrote:

Ikr animallover
commented: Tue Oct 22, 2013

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Boysrock50
Boysrock50 posted in Friends:
Yeah I had a friend in the same situation as you, he was too scared to say anything so we spoke for him. Now the 'friend' has changed and hes our mate. Just tell her straight and firmly, its the only way
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kaykay2002
kaykay2002 posted in Friends:
"Boysrock50" wrote:She is obviously NOT your best friend.I wouldn't even call her a friendShe is a bully who thinks she can have her own wayShe thinks she can control you like you're her follower because she the truth is she needs youBe smart and leave her because she's only going to keep you down and then one day she will find  friends just like her and she will just ignore you forever, thinking shes too cool for you.I would either:Tell her straight that she needs to make her own friends because you don't want to be friends anymoreor:Tell her that you don't like what she does and either she changes her ways and acts more like a friend, or you cant be friends anymore.I'm not trying to be harsh, I'm being wise and you should be wise too. Thanks I actually might try that but she is really stubborn and will not take no for an answer I have tried just ignoring her but he will kick, hit, or punch me to get attention. my parents also don't like her bcuz she is bossy. I also have to go to summer camp with her for the next 2 weeks and w have to be buddies for it so i think i might die
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Boysrock50
Boysrock50 posted in Friends:
She is obviously NOT your best friend. I wouldn't even call her a friend She is a bully who thinks she can have her own way She thinks she can control you like you're her follower because she the truth is she needs you Be smart and leave her because she's only going to keep you down and then one day she will find  friends just like her and she will just ignore you forever, thinking shes too cool for you. I would either: Tell her straight that she needs to make her own friends because you don't want to be friends anymore or: Tell her that you don't like what she does and either she changes her ways and acts more like a friend, or you cant be friends anymore. I'm not trying to be harsh, I'm being wise and you should be wise too.
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-Allie-
-Allie- posted in Friends:
I would drop her for two main reasons. One - guilt by association. Meaning people might be afraid to be your friend because they think you might bully them too like she does.  Two - Losing her "only friend" as you say may make her realize she needs to make a change on how she treats people. In any case, do it nicely if you do! HTH! 
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jordand08
jordand08 posted in Friends:
She's not a very good friend.
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