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Teenagers talk about their experience of growing up and how they cope with the changes in their bodies.
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Media last reviewed: 07/01/2013
Next review due: 07/01/2015
Want to do some homework before talking about puberty with your child? Here are some books, websites, leaflets and courses to get you started.
A list of useful, easy-to-read books and leaflets about puberty, body changes and growing up, specifically written for children.
Tips for parents on when to talk to girls (and boys) about periods and what to tell them.
What happens to boys' bodies during puberty. Includes growing hair, erections, deeper voice and wet dreams.
What happens to girls' bodies during puberty. Includes growing hair, breasts, periods and moods.
The common questions that boys and girls ask about puberty, including what will happen to my body and when.
Calculate your child's BMI and get tailored advice
Find out how you and your child are doing
When is the right time to talk your child about sex? In this video, members of the public give their opinion and an expert explains why it’s important, how to approach the subject and what information is appropriate to your child’s age.
Media last reviewed: 12/06/2014
Next review due: 12/06/2016
Read about teen girl health issues, including healthy eating, skin problems and having sex for the first time
Turning into a couch potato? Want the truth about drugs and safer sex? Find out how you can get yourself sorted
Information on child health, including healthy diet, fitness, sex education and exam stress
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