Puberty is inevitable, but every girl has a unique experience and handles it in her own way. You can help make it a positive experience by helping your daughter know what to expect and reassuring her that some of the weirdness is actually normal!
To help her (and you) know what’s coming, here’s a brief overview of “the order of things”
- Feet and hands grow first.
- Breast buds are next for about 85% of girls.
- Remember that one side usually buds first as a hard, sometimes tender, knot under the areola. The other side will bud within a short time usually, but sometimes it takes up to 6 months.
- Shortly after breasts bud (a sign of circulating estrogen), she will begin to have vaginal discharge (...