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The 411 On Breasts, Periods And Puberty!

Hey girls! Need the 411 on your period, breasts, puberty or other female health issues? Then check out this week's Locker Room!

Could It Be My Period?

I am 14 years old and a late bloomer. I think I might be getting my period but I am really not sure because it is brown and sticky, (it might be discharge.) Well, I am totally confused and don't want to tell my mom because I know she will tell everyone I know and I am embarrassed cuz I am so late.
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What's Normal - Period Facts

The appearance of a brown, sticky discharge is a good indication that you've begun your period. A girl's first period (also known as menarche,) is rarely the Niagara Falls gush of blood that you might be expecting. Instead, it is usually quite light and can often be brownish in color.

Quick Facts About Periods and Puberty

Reasons why you might not have your period yet: you're very physically active, you're under or overweight, or you are under a lot of stress.

For info on breasts and how to keep 'em healthy, click here.

 

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Dear Dish-It In The Forums

bffeaea
bffeaea posted in Friends:
I don't know you and I'm not exactly sure how you act, but being friendly is definitely the way to go. Don't change yourself for ANYBODY. Especially someone who you don't need to impress. Speaking of impressing, don't try, do. If you are telling a story and that happens to impress them than that's great! But don't go out of your way to try to make yourself look awesome because I'm sure you already are. Be yourself. But the most important thug now you can do is not try to make a million friends. Because personally I would rather have one AWESOME friend than a million ok friends. I hope this helped. :)
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HoneyHamstern
HoneyHamstern posted in Friends:
Be yourself and most important of all, be kind. You will get great friends by doing so. Being popular doesn't always mean being nice; sometimes people tend to be rude and bossy to be "popular" and that isn't good. But if you participate or even start a group at school, at the library or somewhere important in the community (community service like the Rotary Club is a good way to start for kids and teens) can be a great way to meet friends and share your happiness.
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esthery27
"f3rr3tgal" wrote:dear dish-it,        I absolutely love my family but... my dad has these headaches  where if they are really bad i can not say anything right he will get really mad. i don't know what to do i really hate being yelled at by my  dad and i love him soo much !!!! what do i do?  [s:sm3/1jvp]                                                       thanks,                                                            f3rr3tgal Tell him that you love him and you understand he's suffering but you really don't like it when he yells at you. You can write a note or a card to him. I'm sure he'll understand. And of course if needed see a doctor so that he'll know what to do to deal with those headaches.
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esthery27
esthery27 posted in Friends:
You won't want to be, it's exhausting. Just be happy the way you are and don't care about what others think or say about you.
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GiddyUpGecko
GiddyUpGecko posted in Friends:
What if you just aren't populr, and you want to be???  :(
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