Is my friend an early or late bloomer?

Last updated on October 23, 2020


My friend got 4.2 on the Stages of Development Calculator, and she’s 12. Would she be an early or late bloomer?


Assuming your friend answered the questions accurately, it is considered normal to be in stage 4 anywhere from age 10 to age 16. The typical time to be in stage 4 is between the ages of 13 and 14.

Usually, someone is called an early bloomer if they go through adolescence sooner than most other girls. Your friend is a little bit earlier than most, but not dramatically so. A late bloomer is someone who goes through adolescence later than most other girls. That definitely does not apply to your friend.