From birth to death our bodies are in constant transition. The soft tissues of our bodies, including muscle, bones, ligaments and fascial coverings change throughout our lives. Concurrently, there are age related developmental milestones that occur between birth and late adolescence.
As we develop motor skills and agility our structure forms. During this formative period our bodies are most malleable and open to change.
As we approach puberty, we become aware of how our bodies are similar and different from our peers. Preteen children often feel awkward, gangly and clumsy. They can be moody and self absorbed, uncomfortable in their own skins. It’s not uncommon that the body grows faster than the child can keep up with. As boys and girls develop into young men and women, secondary sex characteristics are sometimes a cause for embarrassment. Children often feel that they are changing too much or too little in contrast to their peers. Read More