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Puberty and Your Endocrinologist

Puberty and Your Endocrinologist

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Puberty is known as the time of life when your body begins to change and develop from a child into a young adult.. Girls develop breasts and boys starting to look more like men. Puberty is a defining developmental stage of every child's life, both physically and psychologically.

Is My Child's Growth Appropriate/Normal?

Is My Child's Growth Appropriate/Normal?

by Rismary Cabrera
Look at any school picture of your child, and you will see kids of the same age in all shapes and sizes. Some kids look tiny next to their peers, while others literally tower above their classmates. As easy as it is to make these comparisons and draw conclusions about what you see, the reality is that kids grow at their own pace. Big, small, tall, short, there is a wide range of shapes and sizes among children. Genetics, gender, nutrition, physical activity, health issues, environment, hormones, and other lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity, all influence a child's height and weight, and many of these factors vary extensively depending on the family.