Puberty: Hormones, hair, and height, oh my!

Puberty is one of the things that does follow the typical curve, although there have been a few cases of precocious puberty (when puberty starts significantly earlier than normal) and is something your doctor can watch for. You will see things that most parents don’t, and you will get used to them; that is a topic discussed in our support group in more detail. Seizures can sometimes increase as the hormones wreak havoc in the body, and they may also change in type, frequency, and severity. Your child’s neurologist will be aware of this and will work to bring them back under control.