1. Pre-teens
  2. Development

Pre-teen physical development

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    Hygiene for teenagers

    This essential guide to daily personal hygiene for teenagers covers clean hands, body odour, smelly feet, bad breath, dental hygiene, periods and shaving.

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    Periods

    This practical guide explains how to help adolescent girls with periods, including talking about first periods, sanitary pads, tampons and period pain.

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    Physical changes in adolescence

    Physical changes during adolescence can happen in different ways at different times, although there’s a general pattern. Here’s what to expect.

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    Understanding puberty

    Puberty: are you and your child ready? Here’s what to expect in puberty for girls and puberty for boys – and how to support your child though the changes.

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    When puberty is early or late

    Early puberty is before 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys. Late puberty is after 13 years in girls and 14 years in boys. Read more.

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    Your teenager’s developing brain

    In adolescence, teenagers’ brains grow and change. This essential guide explains the changes and how you can help your child build a healthy teenage brain.

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