Table of Contents
- 1 Why is the stage of puberty important?
- 2 How important is puberty to human growth and development?
- 3 How does puberty affect physical development?
- 4 Why is there a need for a child in the puberty stage to undergo height and weight measurement?
- 5 What are the significant changes that occur during puberty?
- 6 What happens to your body when you grow up as a child?
Why is the stage of puberty important?
Puberty results in very rapid somatic growth, brain development, sexual maturation, and attainment of reproductive capacity. It is accompanied by final maturation of multiple organ systems and major changes in the central nervous system and in psychosocial behavior (Patton and Viner 2007).
Why is it important to take care of your body during the puberty stage?
Personal hygiene is particularly important during puberty as the body begins to produce more hormones that can increase the amount of sweat, oil and odour the body produces.
How important is puberty to human growth and development?
Sex hormones stimulate the pituitary gland to secrete more growth hormone. This stimulates the growth plates in the limbs so the bones get longer. Since there are higher amounts of growth hormone released during puberty, most children have a number of growth spurts during this time.
What happens to the body at the stage of puberty?
Puberty is when a child’s body begins to develop and change as they become an adult. Girls develop breasts and start their periods. Boys develop a deeper voice and facial hair will start to appear. The average age for girls to begin puberty is 11, while for boys the average age is 12.
How does puberty affect physical development?
Children become stronger as their muscle mass increases. Motor skills—in both strength and coordination—improve. A school-age child’s hair may become a little darker. The texture and appearance of a child’s skin gradually changes, becoming more like that of an adult.
What are the positive effects of puberty?
Hair growth – Hair will start to grow around the pubic area and under your arms, and hair on your legs and arms will darken. Vaginal discharge – You may start to get a clear or whitish discharge from your vagina. This is a normal, natural self-cleaning process. Periods – Your menstrual periods will start.
Why is there a need for a child in the puberty stage to undergo height and weight measurement?
At puberty, when their bodies start changing, they start to grow faster again. It is important to measure children’s weight and height at least once a year to make sure that they are growing in a healthy way. Girls usually mature earlier than boys. In boys, the weight gain is mostly from muscle gain.
Why is it important for adolescent to accept and appreciate their body and physical features?
A healthy body image is important. When you feel good about your body, you’re more likely to have good self-esteem and mental health as well as a balanced attitude to eating and physical activity. A healthy body image in childhood can lay the foundations for good physical and mental health later in life.
What are the significant changes that occur during puberty?
These include voice changes, body shape, pubic hair distribution, and facial hair. Here’s a quick look at the changes that happen: Boys. In boys, the first puberty change is the enlargement of the scrotum and testes.
How does puberty affect mental and physical health?
Young people may experience higher risk of mental health issues with early puberty. Those most frequent in the teenage years include anxiety and depression, eating disorders, conduct disorder (serious antisocial behaviour), attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and self-harm.
What happens to your body when you grow up as a child?
Your body shape may start to change as more muscle tissue forms. You will become taller, develop more muscles and your shoulders will get broader. On average boys grow nearly inches (9.5 cm) per year during this growth spurt. Boys usually have their growth spurt later than girls.
When do girls stop growing?
Girls grow at a quick pace throughout infancy and childhood. When they reach puberty, growth increases dramatically again. Girls usually stop growing and reach adult height by 14 or 15 years old, or a couple years after menstruation begins.