Growth and Development
Two children exactly the same age can begin or complete adolescence at different times. The timing and pace of your child’s physical development will vary, because it is determined largely by the genetic programming that is inherited from both parents. Many boys or girls can be slightly less developed or more developed than other kids their same age. If your child seems significantly outside the norm, raise your concerns with your provider. During each well-child visit, your provider will evaluate your child’s growth and ask questions about their well-being and assess their cognitive capabilities.