Although there are many similarities for girls and boys as they move through puberty, there is one obvious difference that happens as they experience growth spurts. During the early teen days of puberty, boys seem to still be so young and short, while many of the girls have already started their period and grown to their full height. [Read more…]
Your adolescent has probably heard you talk about growth spurts and it is certainly obvious when it happens, but do they know why they suddenly grow taller? [Read more…]
As a parent, we can feel overwhelmed with all of the important information we want our daughter to have as she prepares for her first period. Making sure she has a pad and change of underwear with her all the time is a great start. She will feel more confident if she is prepared.
The terminology can be confusing when your child is no longer a child. The next stage is called adolescence. It begins at about 10-years-old and lasts into their early 20’s. This is the age when their brain is rapidly developing and you will notice progressive changes almost daily as they mature during this time. They are becoming young adults.
As you have observed, there is much going on in your daughter’s life during adolescence. One day she is a child, and it seems like overnight, she’s a teenager.