Puberty is the time when your child moves through a series of significant, natural and healthy changes. These physical, psychological and emotional changes signal your child is moving from childhood to adolescence. This usually happens around years for girls and around years for boys.
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Puberty is the time when your body changes and becomes more like an adult. It is normal for changes to start as early as 8 years old or as late as 13 years old. Puberty starts when your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing and changing.
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OK, so it's a funny word. Puberty is the name for when your body begins to develop and change. During puberty, your body will grow faster than any other time in your life, except for when you were an infant.
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Written by members of the Teen Book Project and inspired by the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves, this third edition of a book first published in provides information about health and sexuality for teenagers. Presented here is the latest information on the physical and emotional aspects of puberty, sexuality, healthcare, sexually transmitted diseases, safer sex and birth control, living with violence, mental health, and eating disorders. Each chapter has a list of associations and print and nonprint resources.
This fact sheet is part of the Teen talk: a survival guide for parents of teenagers series. Adolescents are experiencing rapid changes in their bodies. During the teen years, they develop more adult-like physical features and might grow to double their height and weight. They are also becoming sexually mature, which involves more than physical changes.
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