Growing Up Ok!

Growing up means that you will experience lots of changes.

You will grow and mature in your own way and at your own pace.

Somewhere between the ages of about 8 and 16 puberty will begin. Puberty means lots of changes - in your body, in your feelings and in the relationships you have with others. You’re growing up and becoming a teenager and eventually, an adult.

By the time you’re around 18 to 20 years old, puberty will be over.

The next few years are going to be filled with a lot of new stuff. All this change might seem scary. No matter what, you’ll always be the same unique person you’ve always been.

You're growing up ok!

The information contained in this section of the site is from the booklet Growing Up Ok! 

Reprinted with permission from Healthy Child Manitoba Office, 2013.