Puberty say: PYOO-ber-tee is the name for the time when your body begins to develop and change as you move from kid to adult. We're talking about stuff like girls developing breasts and boys starting to look more like men. During puberty, your body will grow faster than at any other time in your life, except for when you were a baby. It helps to know about the changes that puberty causes before they happen. That way, you know what to expect. It's also important to remember that everybody goes through these changes.
Talking to Your Child About Puberty
Pediatric and Adolescent Puberty Problems
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What Happens to Girls During Puberty?
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. These signals are called hormones. Hormones are chemicals that control body functions. As your breasts start to change, the darker areas around the nipples called the areolas may look swollen.
Ladies, you've found the Sealed Section. It's the vault where we keep your most pressing girl-talk under lock and key. Reading the word makes you freak out a little, right? Puberty is the phase whereby our body goes through a whole heap of changes to transition to adulthood.