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Milestones for Ages 11 to 14

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Topic Overview

Ages 11 through 14 are often called early adolescence. These years are an exciting time of varied and rapid changes. Your child grows taller and stronger and also starts to feel and think in more mature ways. You may feel amazed as you watch your child begin to turn into an adult. But this can be a confusing time for both kids and parents. Both must get used to the new person the child is becoming.

Physical development

Your child grows at his or her own pace, and healthy growth is different for every child. Children in this age group:

Thinking and reasoning (cognitive development)

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Emotional and social development

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Sensory and motor development

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Credits for Milestones for Ages 11 to 14

Current as of: September 20, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine


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