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Think about a tiny baby. Who would believe that someone so small and helpless would grow up to be an adult human being?



Growing up normally

What a lot of changes have to take place for that to happen! Look at the family photos and see how you and your family have grown and changed over time.

  • People get taller.
  • They change shape.
  • They get more or less hair.
  • They lose baby teeth and grow adult teeth. Sometimes they lose adult teeth too, especially if they don’t look after them well!

check your growth charts to see how you are growing

But there are changes happening that we can’t see in photos.

These changes are about the way we think, feel and interact with others and the world around us.

Read our topic Am I growing up normally? then have a go at this quiz.

Quiz. Am I growing up normally?

Growing pains

growing pains 

Some kids get pains in their legs or the backs of their knees sometimes, even when they haven’t been doing hard physical exercise.

Maybe they were told they were just ‘growing pains’.


Find out all about these strange pains by looking at our topic Growing pains then see if you can answer the questions in the quiz.

Quiz. Growing pains


Puberty - changes in thinking

The most important person in your life is you. You have to live with yourself for all of your life.

When you are small the most important others in your life are your parents (or carers) family, teachers and friends. The adults do a lot of the thinking and decision making for you because you are a child.  puberty 

When you are small the most important others in your life are your parents (or carers) family, teachers and friends. The adults do a lot of the thinking and decision making for you because you are a child.

At puberty your body starts to change from a child to an adult and your thinking starts to change too. You are  wanting to take more control of your life but are not yet fully capable of doing that. Our topic will help you to understand what is happening.

Try the quiz after you have finished looking at the topic Puberty - changes in thinking

Quiz. Puberty - changes in thinking



Am I growing up normally?

  1. Which of these factors has the most influence on how you grow up to be an adult? A. Food, B. genes, C. exercise, D. hormones, E. environment
  2. Can you fill in the blanks? Around 12 years of age _____ are often ____ than boys because they start puberty _____.
  3. Your fastest growing time is from (a) 10-14 years (b) 13-18 years (C) birth to 1 year
  4. Fill in the gaps. If you have a ____ diet, get enough s____ and e____ you will be the right ____ for you.
  5. If you are worried about your height, weight or your growth then talk to  your d____.


Growing pains

True or false

  1. You get growing pains before you have a growth spurt.
  2. Growing pains are probably nothing to do with growing.
  3. Everybody gets growing pains.
  4. Growing pains only come when you are resting or in bed.
  5. You get growing pains in your arms.


Puberty - changes in thinking

Fill the gaps

  1. As you grow up your bodies and _____ change.
  2. Your thinking starts to change from being a child to becoming an _____.
  3. You want to become more i_____.
  4. You want to spend more time with your _____.
  5. Hormones can lead to strong _____ and changes in _____.



Quiz answers

Am I growing up normally? - answers

  1. B
  2. Girls, taller, earlier
  3. Birth to 1 year
  4. Healthy, sleep, exercise, weight
  5. Doctor

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Growing pains - answers

  1. false
  2. true
  3. false (about 1 in 3)
  4. true
  5. false, (in your legs)




Puberty – changes in thinking -  answers

  1. Minds
  2. Adult
  3. Independent
  4. Friends
  5. Feelings, mood

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We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.


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