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Puberty & Growing Up

  • Shaving

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

  • 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.

  • All About Periods

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • I'm Growing Up - But Am I Normal?

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

  • 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

    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

    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 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?

    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?

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Alcohol

    Do you know how beer and other alcoholic drinks affect the body and mind? Find out in this article for kids.

  • What Kids Say About: Tobacco

    Everyone knows tobacco is unhealthy, but what do kids think about it? We asked 1,433 kids to give us their opinions.

  • What You Need to Know About Drugs

    Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body works. Some drugs help you feel better, but drugs also can harm you. Learn more in this article for kids.

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • Abuse: What Kids Need to Know

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

  • 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

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

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