Your relationship with your child is likely to change during puberty.It’s normal for children to spend less time with their parents as they start forming their own identities. Puberty is the time when your child moves through a series of significant, natural and healthy changes.These physical, psychological and emotional changes signal your child is moving from childhood to adolescence.
The timing of puberty and its stages is different for every young person, but includes: As a guide, puberty usually begins around 10-11 years for girls and around 11-13 years for boys.
But it’s normal for the start of puberty to range from 8-13 years in girls and 9-14 years in boys. Genetics, nutrition and social factors all play a role in the onset of puberty.
There’s no way of knowing exactly when your child will start puberty.
Early changes in your child’s brain and hormone levels can’t be seen from the outside, so it’s easy to think that puberty hasn’t started.
Puberty can be completed in about 18 months, or it can take up to five years. Many people think that adolescence is always a difficult time, and that all teenagers have moods and behave in challenging ways.
In fact, some studies show that only about 5-15% of teenagers go through extreme emotional turmoil, become rebellious or have major conflicts with their parents during puberty.
Around 12-14 years Your son will have a growth spurt and get taller.
Some parts of his body – such as head, face and hands – might grow faster than his limbs and trunk.
This might leave him looking out of proportion for a while.