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By 7 DAY PEDIATRICS
December 15, 2017
Category: Pediatric Health
Tags: Puberty   Voice Change   Cracking  

It happens when you least expect it. One night your little boy goes to bed with a sweet, high- pitched voice and the next morning he wakes up with a deep voice. A voice change can be really exciting, but it can also be a little embarrassing and nerve-­racking too. Here's what you need to know.

Why Do Boys' Voices Change?

As boys grow and develop, their throats grow as well. Before puberty, a boy's vocal cords are small and thin; after puberty, his vocal cords become thicker and longer. This change in shape and shape produces a change in sound as well. Combine this change with the changes that happen in the facial bones, nasal cavities and throat, and a deeper sound is created. Both boys and girls experience this same change, but the effect is much more noticeable in boys than in girls.

When Do Boys' Voices Change?

Boys' voices change sometime during puberty, or between 11 and 15 years old. The most common ages for the voice to change are 12 and 13. The change can happen gradually or quickly, but it usually doesn't happen all at once.

How to Help Your Son Deal with a Changing Voice

A cracking, changing voice can be embarrassing for a young man who is suddenly no longer able to control the sound of his own voice. Help him ease this transition by assuring him that the cracking and breaking noises are completely normal, that all boys go through it, and that it doesn't last long. Advise him to try clearing his throat and starting again if his voice starts to crack, and to just go on like nothing has happened. Other people won't make a big deal out of it if he doesn't.

A voice change is an exciting time in a boy's life. Help him to see past the embarrassment and embrace the fact that he is growing up to be a man!

By 7 days pediatrics
September 12, 2017
Category: Pediatric Health
Tags: Pediatrics   Puberty  

Puberty: Getting Through Hormonal Changes

Everyone goes through puberty, but everyone reacts differently to the hormonal changes.  Typically, puberty begins in every person some time after the age of eight.  This is the transition from childhood into an adulthood, when the sex organs grow and develop, and the body becomes capable to reproduce.  These changes can make your child feel proud and happy, but they can also cause your child to feel confused or embarrassed—each feeling is completely normal.   
 
As a parent, it is important to help your child understand puberty and how to help him or her get through their hormonal changes. At Edison Pediatrics, your child’s pediatrician in Edison, we want your child to have the best experience possible during puberty.  To gain important knowledge and a better understanding of puberty for your child, your Edison pediatrician is available. 
 
Hormonal changes cause a child’s sexual and physical characteristics to mature during puberty.  In girls, the ovaries begin to increase production of estrogen and other female hormones.  In boys, the testicles increase production of testosterone.  The adrenal glands also produce hormones that cause increased armpit sweating, body odor, acne, and armpit and pubic hair.  
 
By visiting your child’s pediatrician in Edison you can better understand what to expect during puberty.  From an increase in height to acne and sexual development, visiting your child’s Edison pediatrician at 7 Days Pediatrics is important during puberty.