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Puberty & Growing Up

  • Acne Acne

    If you're almost a teen, chances are pretty good that you have some acne. About 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults.

  • Acne Myths Acne Myths

    Acne - also called pimples or zits - is a perfectly normal part of growing up. Learn more in this article for kids.

  • All About Menstruation All About Menstruation

    Getting a period is a natural part of becoming a woman. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • All About Puberty All About Puberty

    Voice cracking? Clothes don't fit? Puberty can be a confusing time, but learning about it doesn't have to be. Read all about it in this article for kids.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that uses your height and weight to estimate how much body fat you have. BMI, although not a perfect method for judging someone's weight, is often a good way to check on how a kid is growing.

  • Boys and Puberty Boys and Puberty

    On the way to becoming a man, a boy's body will go through a lot of changes, including your body growing bigger, your voice changing, and hair sprouting everywhere. Find out more.

  • Braces Braces

    Braces are a fact of life for many kids. Find out how they work and how to take care of them.

  • Breasts and Bras Breasts and Bras

    Girls grow breasts as they develop and mature. And once a girl has breasts, she probably will want to wear a bra. Find out more in this article just for kids.

  • Changing Your Hair Changing Your Hair

    Kids who are getting older might think about changing their hairstyle. Find out more about hair, haircuts, and styles in this article.

  • Feeling Too Tall or Too Short Feeling Too Tall or Too Short

    How do you like your height? Check out this article if you feel too tall or too short.

  • Getting Your Period at School Getting Your Period at School

    Lots of girls worry what to do if they get their periods at school. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Growth Disorders Growth Disorders

    Everyone grows and matures differently. Usually, this is totally normal. A growth disorder, however, means that a kid has abnormal growth - for example, growing a lot slower or a lot faster than other kids the same age.

  • I'm Growing Up - But Am I Normal? I'm Growing Up - But Am I Normal?

    When you're growing up, lots of changes happen and everyone wonders: Am I normal?

  • Pierced Ears Pierced Ears

    Lots of kids are interested in piercing their ears - or just one of them.

  • Shaving Shaving

    Why do people shave? How do they do it? Read this article for the scoop on shaving.

  • Taking Care of Your Body: Answers for Boys With Autism Taking Care of Your Body: Answers for Boys With Autism

    Learning how to take care of your body is part of growing up. Here's what to do to keep yourself clean and healthy.

  • Taking Care of Your Body: Answers for Girls With Autism Taking Care of Your Body: Answers for Girls With Autism

    Learning how to take care of your body is part of growing up. Here's what you need to do to stay healthy and clean.

  • The Pink Locker Society

    Meet Jemma and her friends in The Pink Locker Society. It's a book series and website for girls curious about growing up. Great advice about periods, bras, and boys!

  • The Reality of Retainers The Reality of Retainers

    Retainers are really common. In fact, most kids have to wear a retainer for at least a little while after getting their braces taken off. Find out more.

  • When Will I Get My Period? When Will I Get My Period?

    It's normal to be a little worried or anxious about getting your period. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Why Do Feet Stink? Why Do Feet Stink?

    Your hard-working feet sometimes start stinking. Find out why in this article for kids.

  • Will Toothpaste Make a Pimple Go Away? Will Toothpaste Make a Pimple Go Away?

    Some people say toothpaste will clear up a pimple. Does it work or will it make the pimple worse? Let's find out.

  • Your Changing Body: Answers for Boys With Autism Your Changing Body: Answers for Boys With Autism

    As you get older, your body changes. This is called puberty. Here's what to expect.

  • Your Changing Voice Your Changing Voice

    Both boys and girls experience voice changes as they grow older, but it's the boys that will notice the biggest difference. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Backpacks Backpacks

    A backpack is an essential item for a kid in school, but they can cause injuries. Find out how to prevent your backpack from becoming a real pain.

  • Dealing With Bullies Dealing With Bullies

    No one likes a bully. Find out how to handle them in this article for kids.

  • Five Steps to Better Handwriting Five Steps to Better Handwriting

    Writing is a skill you learn over time. Find out how your body and mind does this complicated task and how to get better at it.

  • Getting Homework Help Getting Homework Help

    Homework, homework, homework. How do you get it done? Get some tips in this article for kids.

  • Getting Your Period at School Getting Your Period at School

    Lots of girls worry what to do if they get their periods at school. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Going Back to School Going Back to School

    There's a lot of "new" in the first day of school. New teachers, new friends, new shoes, new notebooks, and sometimes, a new school. Find out more about going back to school in this article for kids.

  • How to Pick a Great Book to Read How to Pick a Great Book to Read

    If you find yourself overwhelmed when choosing a book, check out these 5 simple steps to picking a book you'll like.

  • School Lunches School Lunches

    Lunch is a great part of the school day. Find out why what you eat can rev you up - or slow you down - for the afternoon ahead.

  • The Real Deal on Repeating a Grade The Real Deal on Repeating a Grade

    Do you know anyone who has repeated a grade? Find out why this happens in this article for kids.

  • Video: Study Break Yoga Video: Study Break Yoga

    Time to take a study break! Stretch out, unwind, and refresh so you can get back to your homework.

  • What to Do if You Don't Like School What to Do if You Don't Like School

    Everyone has a bad day at school once in a while, but some kids really don't like school. Read this article for kids to find out more.

  • Yoga for Lowering Stress Yoga for Lowering Stress

    Yoga uses calming breathing and feel-good stretches to relax you. Find out more and give it a try.

  • Acne Acne

    If you're almost a teen, chances are pretty good that you have some acne. About 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults.

  • Acne Myths Acne Myths

    Acne - also called pimples or zits - is a perfectly normal part of growing up. Learn more in this article for kids.

  • Will Toothpaste Make a Pimple Go Away? Will Toothpaste Make a Pimple Go Away?

    Some people say toothpaste will clear up a pimple. Does it work or will it make the pimple worse? Let's find out.

  • How to Handle Abuse How to Handle Abuse

    Child abuse is never OK. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Online Safety Online Safety

    Online, just like in the real world, it's always better to be safe than sorry! Here's how kids can stay safe on the Internet.

  • Running Away Running Away

    Have you ever thought of running away? It can be a dangerous decision. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • What Kids Say About: Weight What Kids Say About: Weight

    We wanted to know what kids have to say about weight problems, so we asked more than 1,000 boys and girls. Find out what they said.

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