The exciting and confusing time for a girl is puberty.It means you can do things you couldn’t as a child.It can be hard to know what to expect when you start puberty.At age 8, most girls start sending signals to their bodies to change, but when you start to see physical or emotional changes, it varies from girl to girl.You can know when puberty is starting by identifying physical and emotional signs.
Step 1: Understand what puberty is.
Girls associate puberty with their first period.When you start making the change from child to adult, it can take a long time.Puberty usually comes with the development of body hair and changes to the following: Body shape Breasts.
Step 2: Look for signs.
Most girls finish puberty by the age of 17.Breast buds and body hair are the first signs.After they start developing breasts, most girls get their periods in 1-2 years.GnRH is the hormone that starts puberty.These changes take time.At first, you may not notice the physical and mental changes.There is nothing wrong with watching your body for puberty signs.It is possible that this will help you handle the changes you are about to experience.
Step 3: Take into account the effect of physical factors.
Girls can go through puberty at any age.When you start puberty, physical factors such as genetics or weight can affect your body.Understanding these factors may help you plan for puberty.Race is one of the factors that may affect puberty.White girls tend to reach puberty earlier than African-American girls.The weight.You are more likely to go through puberty if you weigh more.There are social factors.The lack of an adult male figure, mother-daughter relationship, living in a stressful home environment can make a girl go through puberty more quickly.Exposure to overt sexuality in the media may contribute to early puberty in girls.Female relatives are starting puberty.Most girls start puberty at the same age as their mother, sisters, grandmother, or aunts.
Step 4: Talk to your doctor.
Schedule an appointment with your doctor if you are concerned about your development.She can determine if you are developing normally and when you might expect to see puberty on your body.Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor questions about your body.
Step 5: Check for breast buds.
Thelarche is a process that happens around the age of 9 or 10.Look at your chest and gently touch it with your hands and fingers.Breast buds feel like a lump in your chest.If you have a lump in your breast, tell your parents so they can take you to the doctor.One breast may develop faster than the other.This is also normal.If your breasts are sensitive, consider a training bra.It is not necessary at this stage of your development.
Step 6: Look for pubic hair.
Growing pubic hair on your labia is the second sign that you may be starting puberty.Your pubic hair is pale, straight, and soft.As you get older, it will become more coarse and curlier.If you get pubic hair before breast buds, it is a good sign that you are starting puberty.You are not doing anything wrong if you explore your vagina or labia for pubic hair.
Step 7: A shape is changing.
You are becoming a woman and taking on the shape of one.You may notice that your shape changes as well.Look for changes to these parts of your body, which can include getting bigger or rounder.
Step 8: Look at the hair on the armpits.
You will probably notice hair growing under your arms about 2 years after you start growing pubic hair.Like pubic hair, armpit hair may be sparse and soft at first, but gradually get thicker, darker, and more coarse.If left to grow wild, shaving your armpit hair can encouragebacteria growth and body odor.If you begin to develop armpit hair, you may want to consider wearing a body odor blocker.
Step 9: You should watch for vaginal discharge.
You will most likely get your first period within the first 2 years of developing breast buds.You will likely see an increase in vaginal discharge about 6 months before this happens.If you see signs of the discharge, check your underwear.Pay attention to the smell.If it has an odor, see a doctor.
Step 10: Get your first period.
Most girls get their period between the ages of 9 and 16.Your period will start within 6 months if you notice vaginal discharge.For the first couple of years, your period may be irregular.It is possible to figure out your personal schedule by keeping track of your period on a calendar.You need pads or panty liners for your periods.As you get older, you can consider feminine hygiene products.You may experience pains before and during your period.Take an over-the-counter pain relief to deal with the pain.
Step 11: Take a look at your skin.
The majority of preteens and teens will get some sort of skin problem.Extra oil production happens during puberty.To wash your face, use a mild soap or cleanser.If your breakouts are severe, ask your doctor about over-the-counter or prescription drugs.
Step 12: There will be a growth spurt.
During puberty, there will be a growth spurt that will last 2 to 3 years.You can grow more than 10 cm in a year during this time.Changes in your body’s shape can be seen, such as a curvy figure and wider hips.
Step 13: It is possible to experience changing emotions.
Puberty causes your hormones to increase.These can change your thoughts and feelings.It is a good sign that you are starting puberty if you notice that your emotions, thoughts, and feelings are different.Talk to your parents or doctor if you are feeling depressed or anxious.It is possible to experience emotional changes such as feeling sensitive about your body’s changes or being very jealous of another girl when you wouldn’t have been before.Body image issues can include less self-esteem or even depression.
Step 14: Take notice of new thought patterns.
Your brain is causing your thought patterns to develop.Some of the new thought patterns indicate that you are starting puberty, such as understanding more complex subjects, like the consequences of not doing homework, and making more of your own moral choices.It is better to have a better sense of your likes and dislikes.
Step 15: You should develop your self.
You may find that you have a better sense of who you are as a result of puberty.These changes are normal, but may cause some confusion.You can have new experiences to see how they fit into your sense of self.Ask your parents to let you stay out later if you want to gain more independence.They can help you deal with puberty.As you figure out who you are, your friends may change.Your parents will allow you to make your own decisions.Pick out your own clothing on a daily basis.Conflict is a part of growing up.This is a good time to learn how to handle arguments.
Step 16: Feel interested in your body.
As you go through puberty, you may be curious about your body and sexuality.You may want to masturbate as well.Both of these are normal, common, and nothing to be ashamed of.There are no myths about masturbation.It will not cause hair to grow on your hands, cause blindness, or make you infertile.Discuss masturbation with a friend, family member, or medical professional.You may feel embarrassed, but remember that your feelings are normal.
Step 17: Feel good.
Every person goes through puberty to prepare their body for reproduction.Sexual attraction to another person is normal since reproduction is often the product of sex.It is possible to date people that you are attracted to, but be aware that your feelings for them may change overnight.If you have questions about attraction, dating, kissing, and even sex, talk to your parents, friends, family, or a medical professional.If you’re thinking about having sex, talk to your parents, doctor, or trusted adult first, and make sure you are protected from diseases and pregnancies.