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Body Stuff

All About Menstruation
Getting a period is a natural part of being a woman. Find out more in this article for kids.

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

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.

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.

Growth Disorders
Everyone grows and matures differently. Usually, this is totally normal. A growth disorder, however, means that a kid has abnormal growth - for example, growing a lot slower or a lot faster than other kids the same age.

I'm Growing Up - But Am I Normal?
When you're growing up, lots of changes happen and everyone wonders: Am I normal?

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.

Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body mass index (BMI) is a calculation that uses your height and weight to estimate how much body fat you have. BMI, although not a perfect method for judging someone's weight, is often a good way to check on how a kid is growing.

Acne Myths
Acne - also called pimples or zits - is a perfectly normal part of growing up. Learn more in this article for kids.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Why Do Feet Stink?
Your hard-working feet sometimes start stinking. Find out why in this article for kids.

Pierced Ears
Lots of kids are interested in piercing their ears - or just one of them.

Changing Your Hair
Kids who are getting older might think about changing their hairstyle. Find out more about hair, haircuts, and styles in this article.

Feeling Too Tall or Too Short
How do you like your height? Check out this article if you feel too tall or too short.

The Pink Locker Society
Meet Jemma and her friends in The Pink Locker Society. It's a book series and website for girls curious about growing up. Great advice about periods, bras, and boys!

Will Toothpaste Make a Pimple Go Away?
Some people say toothpaste will clear up a pimple. Does it work or will it make the pimple worse? Let's find out.