Do girls stop growing when they get their period?

Puberty is a difficult time for young adults and many parents wonder when do girls stop growing? Get the answers to the questions that will help you when your daughter starts her period and help you better understand the question- when do girls stop growing?
Do Girls Stop Growing When They Get Their Period?
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Do girls stop growing when they get their period?

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Girls do not stop growing when they get their period. That's a myth. Girls will grow for about 2 years after they get their period regularly. So that means that a girl's getting her period every 3-5 weeks, every single month, and then she has about 2 more years of growing. Now our bodies don't read books. So some girls will grow a little less. Some girls will continue to grow for much longer. I grew 3" in college. I broke every rule. The important thing for girls to do is to eat well, get exercise, and sleep. Those are the ingredients for growth. And if their body has a chance to grow, it will keep on growing when girls give themselves the right ingredients.

Puberty is a difficult time for young adults and many parents wonder when do girls stop growing? Get the answers to the questions that will help you when your daughter starts her period and help you better understand the question- when do girls stop growing?

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Cara Natterson, MD has treated thousands of children and guided their parents as well. She was a partner at Tenth Street Pediatrics in Santa Monica, California, a large group practice serving infants, children and teenagers. She now runs Worry Proof Consulting, the first of its kind pediatric practice that offers parents open-ended time to review everything from medical questions and biology basics to child development and parenting issues. Cara is also the author of several books on parenting and child health. She has a unique ability to translate cutting edge research into understandable terms for parents and their kids. More recently, Cara’s consulting has extended beyond individual families to include fortune 500 companies seeking expert advice on safety issues, child health, and crisis management.

Cara has appeared on television, in print, and on the web. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and she trained in pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. Cara is a Board certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. And anyone who knows her knows that Cara is, by nature, one of the most risk-averse people on earth. She lives in California with her husband and two children.

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