I’m a very petite 14-year-old girl. I’m going to be a
freshman in high school, and my boobs are tiny. Is it OK that they aren’t too
big yet? I haven’t gotten my period yet, either, so I’m worried that I’m just
not developing and maturing at the right time.
There is no “right time” to go through puberty, develop
breasts and get your first period. What’s normal depends on your genes and,
well, you. It’s typical to not fully develop until your late teen years, even
if your mom was an early bloomer. While you might want to visit your doc just
to make sure your body is growing as it should, there’s nothing for you to
worry about, promise!
As you go through high school, chances are you’ll see girls
at a bunch of different stages of development. One chica could share your
birthday and have gotten her first period in junior high while you’re still
waiting for Aunt Flo to pay you a visit. Another girl might be just like you,
her body biding its time. Comparing yourself to your peers is natural and
100-percent OK. But if you don’t see your body going through the same changes
your peers’ bodies are going through at the same time, don’t freak. Remind
yourself that puberty isn’t about your peers; it’s about you. Your body will
develop in its own time.
THINK YOU'VE GOT A BODY BLUNDER? CLICK
HERE to submit your own problem to be answered on Girl Talk!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 8/29/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN body image, when will I get my period, puberty, my breasts are too small, when will my breasts grow