Physical Changes: Tenth Grade

Even though she's past the peak of her physical growth, your child will continue to grow until she's 19 years old. Her breasts and other sexual genitalia are probably now mature, too. Because her body isn't changing as often as it was in recent years, she is probably closer now to accepting her body for what it is. She doesn't have as much cause to feel as if it's trying to foil her at every turn.

Boys are also still growing; in fact, his growth spurt may just be ending. He won't reach his peak height until he's 21 or 22. He may even still appear to be in young adolescence: More boys experience delayed puberty than girls. He will undoubtedly catch up by his 18th birthday, but his delay is probably causing him a lot of grief.

Development Tracker
-- Intellectual Skills
-- Social Skills
-- Emotional Changes
-- Physical Changes
-- Challenges
-- How to Help
-- Activities

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