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Good question Isabel! You may have already noticed that the girls in your grade have already started puberty at different times with some girls growing faster than others.
Some girls started growing taller while some girls have not grown very much. Some girls may have already started developing breasts while some will start developing breasts in their late teens. The fact is – your body will start developing when it is ready.
This is the same for periods. Some girls get their first period as early as 8 and some girls get their first period as late as 16 or 17. And whether you get it at 8 or 16 – it is all normal :)!
While the age your mom and sister got their periods may give you a general idea of when you may get yours, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will get it when you turn 11.
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