Wendy Sellers is a sexuality educator and registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in the field. The founder and president of Health 4 Hire, she provides a variety of consulting services as well as trains educators on how to teach sex education. She presented scores of sessions on effective sex education at state and national conferences and won accolades for her contributions to sex education and children’s health. Wendy wrote and published Puberty: The Wonder Years, a curriculum for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, and co-authored the Michigan Model for Health, the K-12 comprehensive health curriculum.Wendy attended the Sexual Health Certificate Program at University of Michigan and obtained AASECT certification as a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) in 2020.
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Before most parents realize it, their boy has suddenly grown taller and stronger. So it is natural for many parents to wonder, “At what age do boys stop growing?” According to the National Health Service (NHS) reports, boys grow taller at a slower rate, and their growth may stop at around 16 years. However, their muscular developments may continue until they reach adulthood (18 years) (1). However, every boy’s growth rate is unique. Hence, some may keep growing until their 20s. Read on to know more about the growth rate of boys, how genetics influences their height, whether their growth rate differs from girls, the factors that may affect their growth, and whether you can help increase their height. [mj-toc] Puberty And Growth In Boys [caption id="attachment_877764" align="alignnone" width="720"] Image: iStock[/caption] Puberty in boys is a stage lasting about four years as a child develops into an adult. During this time, their body undergoes a growth spurt. This growth occurs...