Helping Your Young Teen Understand the Emotions and Changes of Puberty

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One of the most confusing times in a young teen’s life is probably going through puberty. As their bodies begin to change, most are not prepared for the way that puberty can affect them. Many parents wonder how to explain the changes of puberty to their teen without scaring them off or making them feel […]

Delayed Puberty

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Puberty is said to be delayed when a girl or a boy has gone through the usual age of onset of puberty without any physical or hormonal signs that it is beginning. The typical signs of puberty normally appear by age 13 for girls and age 14 for boys. However, puberty may be delayed for a number of years […]

Precocious Puberty

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Precocious puberty, also called pubertas praecox, refers to the unusually early onset of puberty or the appearance of physical and hormonal signs of pubertal development at an earlier age than is considered normal. Precocious puberty may be a deviation from normal development, or may be caused by a disease or abnormal hormone exposure. There are two types of precocious puberty; the […]