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Why do girls grow faster than boys?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in Health

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  • At what age?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • THEY DO?
    I never did, my girls don't.
    Then mature fast than boys, but the rest is in the genes!

    Answer by at 10:28 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • They actually do grow at a faster rate than boys, but since girls are typically smaller than boys, it isn't always noticeable. I'm not exactly sure why (I did know, but I've been up for 36 hours, so my brain is fuzzy right now).

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 10:35 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I am not exactly sure why. It starts in the womb and continues through their growing years.

    Answer by hsmominky at 10:40 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I didn't realize we did. Maybe its because girls are generally more mature than boys and they stop growing sooner than boys. If boys grew faster, they would be like dogs whose bodies grow so fast and their puppy brain doesn't know what to do and they're all gangly and speed around bumping into things.

    Answer by tiggermom803 at 11:10 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

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