In certain conditions, some girls start way earlier or way later than that. But for girls with a normal growth and development curve, puberty will start during their middle school or high school years. During puberty, there is a natural increase in the hormone estrogen in the body. This is the hormone responsible for the dramatic changes that you are experiencing during adolescence, including your growing breasts.
It started happening to my year-old daughter this spring. The pants I hemmed up in June were too short by October, despite only being washed once. As a loving mom and adolescent medicine specialist, these are heady times for me. I am proud of my daughter and thrilled to see her embark on this road toward womanhood. I know that she is progressing normally.
Canada x Virgin! I know it'll be your first time. I love you. If you're not ready, that's okay. I want to try.
Depending on how picky you are, some of those people you date may not be waiting till marriage like you are. This can become a source of conflict. Sometimes the more you want a person, the more their sexual past bothers you. And beating them up about it will only have one of two results: they will either start defending their past, or your plan will work and they will feel really horrible about it. Neither of those are happy outcomes.