The opposite of flat

Since we already talked about late bloomers this week, it's only fair that we give the other side of the story. I am really surprised at how many girls worry about having large breasts. Someone like me spends a lot of time thinking "grow, grow, grow!" But I'm glad so many pink locker girls wrote in to say what it's like when everyone is noticing your boobs. It sounds annoying - about as annoying as it is when someone teases me for being Flatty McFlat Chest.

Here's what three girls had to say:

Juliete, 14, said she tried wearing baggier clothes, but everyone still notices her boobs: "My doctor says it's normal. But I hate how boys make rude remarks. SAVE ME!"

Shelby, 11, said she gets frustrated that everyone is always talking about wanting huge breasts. She doesn't, but she has 'em: "They don't talk about how some girls feel weird about too big ones. Help before i explode!!!!!!!:o("

Isabel, 11, wears a bra and her friends tease her a little. "Sometimes my friends embarrass me in front of the boys. They are really good friends and I don't want to mean but what should I do?"

I feel a little weird giving advice on this topic. It's not like I know the feeling, but I would say this: I am not going to make comments about other people's bodies. Honestly, I had no idea that girls with larger breasts would weird at all. I thought they were the lucky ones! I also want to pass along some advice from Piper, who is the most developed of all my friends.
Advice from Piper for people who stare: Learn to handle gawkers. It’s annoying to have people stare at your chest. But you never have to just put up with rude stares or comments. Tell a parent, teacher, or another adult if someone is bothering you in this way. You can ignore them and walk away but if you are feeling bold just tell the offending gawker: Yo, my eyes are up here!

I also want to pass along a great T-shirt slogan I saw. It said: Love your body already! See the photo there? I know it's not easy and we'll all have our days, but I'm going to try to do this and I hope you do, too.
Think pink!


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think u grils should forget about them there all just feeling bad that they don t have ,so the pick on u and when the boys make rude comments don t take them on there just looking for attention, just be proud of who u are and if they can t deal with it thats there problem all of them.

August 21, 2009 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous ayai said... blog attracts me so colour makes me soo happy..ok..back to this topic..actually,u just make yourself confident!!loves your body girls..dont's yours..not're the lucky one to have didn't realize it n hope will happy with what god created for you...~~

August 22, 2009 at 5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could also wear like uhhh big sweaters. im jealuos

August 22, 2009 at 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okaii then....
girl number 1: dont worry boy's in my school are just the same always makin comments on your boobs and your bum and all that stupid stuff and all i have to say is if they make comments on your boobs it probably meens there curious they dont no whats goin on the little girls they new in primary have grown up!!!!
girl number 2: i no how you feel i have this 1 friend whpo always says stuff like 'omg u gyes are so lucky' and im just like it aint so good havin biggens aswell.
girl number 3: if your friends are imbarressin u infront of the boy's u need to say somthin u cant just take say somthin like " yer your just jealous"
hope i helped x

-Lucia x x

August 23, 2009 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in the fifth grade my friends would tease me cuz my boobs were small. and one day one of my friends just out of the blue told me "i was really starting to fill out." when i heard her say that i thought to myself that was verry rude. so if u know someone who is verry selfconcious about there looks or has small boobs or doesnt have their period yet dont look down on them encurage them.

August 23, 2009 at 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Naomi said...

just try ignoring the rude boys and maybe you guys should talk to your friends about the teasing like 'please don't tease me about my boobs.' and, oh wear the right bra size!

August 24, 2009 at 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ignore the boys and love your body.

August 26, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont care that i am flatty but my friends say hahaha your flatty. even my friend who doesnt have boobs either makes fun of me.
what should i do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 27, 2009 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger moonstar said...

I'm 12 I wear a size 36 dd in bra having big boobs is NOT all it's cracked up 2 B boys all ways look at my boobs not my face I get really mad about it sometimes I lose my cool somtimes I wish I was flater but then I remeber That no matter what I look like on the outside I'm still me.

August 28, 2009 at 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im flat and these boys at my school look at girls boobs and if there flat they laugh and stare at me and my friends sense some of us r flat

August 29, 2009 at 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u should feel lucky that u hav them. i would be!! who cares what the boys think just ignore them...

September 2, 2009 at 2:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also keep asking them to grow but i dont know if will ever grow but its not like im flat as a board no i just have abit of them but they dont plese me HELP!!!

September 4, 2009 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg..... i never really noticed it before but i embarass my freind in front of boys sometimes!! i guesse im a little and jealous cause shes huge and im not excatly flat but im not big either. ok,i know now its so not cool to do that!

September 4, 2009 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Jemma said...

Love the last comment. What a good friend you are!
Think pink!

September 5, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello!!!!! your friends are just jeoulous not to have big boobs. girls like us should show them off! and the boys making rude remarks are just trying to get your attention. you should try using a line like" whell why are you looking"- or something like that

September 7, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm only 9 but I'm developing. I'm one of the few girls who are developing. So that annoys me.

September 8, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Raene said...

I think that girls with big boobs are lucky sorry! But i think that i only think that because i am flat. my theory is that either way if you are flat you will want big boobs and if you have big boobs you will want flat ones, so ether way you cant win.

September 18, 2009 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Jehanne said...

I totally used to think that i had like huge boobs but then i switched schools (not because i felt like i was big) but all of the other girls were just as big as me so i realized that it doesnt really matter because we always compare ourselves to other people so just dont bother worrying (especially those of you who are just starting to develop!!! being a teen is so much better than being a kid!!!in my opinion)plus if you want bigger boobs, try getting a padded bra instead of just wearing the crop tops. just if you do , make sure you wear the right size!!!! i tried wearing a 32 B, and it was kind of umm, saggy... now i wear a 30 A and im glad it fits and it actually makes me more confident that it fits even though its smaller

September 20, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi. to Anonymous who is 9. I'm 10 & partly developed, yup. it's annoying. & my friends bother me by saying comments i dun like coz i have boobs. but i try to ignore them but it really hurts me. but juz try & love your body.

September 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

Hey. I'm doing a project for a psychology course and I noticed that a few of you mentioned that your friends are teasing you about your developing bodies. Can anyone shed some light on why this happens? It seems like no matter what, if you have a larger chest or a smaller chest, you just can't win! Ugh! I'm now 21, but I can tell you that, having been a young teenager myself, I wish I wouldn't have spent so much time worrying about the way my body looked, comparing myself to others, and wishing I would be more this or that. The differences in the way we look make us unique and beautiful- so embrace those differences in yourself and be accepting of the differences in others! How boring would it be if we all were exactly the same?!?! Thanks for you help!

September 22, 2009 at 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

hey, im 13 years old at the moment but i started developing when i was 8 years of age. Girls that say they wanna have breasts and get there period annoy me alot because i hate being this way. Im in year seven and i am the only one that is developed this bad! People make fun of you because you have big busts, you put on alot of weight and you have to go to the bathroom several times a day. The girls that are stick thin arent missing much.i cant wait until this period of my life is over. Trust me, it isnt as easy as it seems!

September 23, 2009 at 5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey. I'm 12 i started developing when i was 8 and my friend (he's a boy) we've been friends since i met him and now the beginning of this year i realized he looks at my chest when we're talking!!

October 2, 2009 at 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Talia said...

Help! My mom won't get me the right bra size. see my question for detais. love from Talia.

October 4, 2009 at 1:28 AM  
Anonymous Teal said...

dont worry about that kind of stuff! all girls are beautiful and it dosent matter if you have big boobs or small ones...just act like you dont care!

October 7, 2009 at 10:15 PM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

I am so unhappy. I stared a the mirror this morning and found that my bra didn't fit and my nipples were sticking out, and I looked awful! I was AA a few months ago, now I am a C, I'm scared I am developing too quickly. HELP!

October 12, 2009 at 3:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its horrible boys look at your appearance and mock you and that is only if you big like me

October 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

Don't worry about it alot of boys are attracted to those kind of things and that just gross ' but thats life . Don't worry about it my friend brianna has Double d's and shes just 12 . boys stare at her u know wats all the time . Just keep your head held high.
size c

October 13, 2009 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a late bloomer, i got my first bra when i was in fourth grade. YES FOURTH GRADE. I use to hate it! People would make fun of me and boys would laugh too. I still had my great friends and it was not like people stopped talking to me, but it hurt when people would notice. Now i am in 8th grade and LOVE IT! As you get older you start to like it, but big or small you HAVE TO find the beautiful things about you and be confident. Honestly you get so much just by walking by with you head up high. I learned to love my body. Yes their are still things that bother me but i don`t care because i am fabulous. There is no such thing as too much confidence, cockiness is the bad thing. People tend to confuse people with a lot of confidence and people who are just plain cocky. Confidence is when you love yourself inside and out and believe you can achieve in anything you do. When a person is cocky they hate themselves on the inside but don`t want others to know that so they hide it up with acting like they are the best thing ever and others are trash. I am not going to say don`t listen to people like that, try to help. If you ignore them their cockiness gets worse and worse. So they are hurt more and angrier and just more plain annoying. If you try to be nice, and really try and nothing happens then leave it
Love cathy

October 14, 2009 at 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well...for those with the problem,try getting this one type of bra were it makes them look smaller.

October 16, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Kia Marie said...

I'm 12 years old and wear a size C.Everyone notices my bustsand makes smart remarks or comments,but I try not to notice those people.I also wear the perfect bra size and tighten it to make them smaller at times.

October 27, 2009 at 1:30 AM  
Anonymous Twilelight said...

I love wearing a bra ! It feels so..oo comfy When your boobs touch them!(I'm one of those who have big BOOBS... It's not as bad as you imagine... it's fun)!

October 27, 2009 at 4:07 AM  
Anonymous Helen said...

Dont notice those guys! just be urself and be happy!! u have 2 notice the pretty parts of urself and emphasize them!! Just LOL and have fun!!!!!!!!

November 1, 2009 at 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you get teased about ANYTHING please, use your girl power!! try to ignore those guys/girls who tease you and TRY just TRY to live your life without them. ANYTHING GUYS CAN DO GIRLs CAN DO BETTER SO USE...................................

GIRL POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Kenz said...

I am have a big bust for my age i am 11 and i am more developed then most evreyone in my grade at my school. I get stares from girls all the time. So i know how it feels. But i know that girls are just jelous and mean sometimes and i love what i got and all girls should too!

November 3, 2009 at 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's this girl in my GYM class and everyone knows she has big boobs, in fact, one the "boys" called her "girl with the big boobs" . I didn't think it was nice, but of course, they were boys. I have medium sized boobs and in GYM class get concerned about my boobs when we excersize. It's not very fun having humongus boobs because most of the people there are flat-chested and it's embarrassing! But I remember, that someone would love to be bigger-chested like me.

November 5, 2009 at 4:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its OK I know what your going through I started wearing a bra at third grade yeah people made fun of me. but life is life and you can't make your body change without a lot of pain.

November 7, 2009 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

if you luv your body people will see that and respect you too ( i know from experience so TRUST ME) you just have to really accept yourself first

November 8, 2009 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes your body just grows faster in parts! :) The rest will soon catch up.

November 10, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Diana said...

every one grows at different times i mean really does it matter how fast u grow

November 12, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i used to be so flat chested and finally grew

November 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous meghan said...

ok im a 36c and im only 12 its so embarassing every one else is an "A" sometimes ill put seramic wrap over my chest over and over again just so i dont look big so, i no you might be wishing relly really really hard for bigger ones but there not that much better...i wish i had smaller ones, there always flapping up and down urggg i cant control em, and i guess it dosent help but, im also really skinny so im super skinny with huge boobs there bigger than my step moms probably about 20% of my weight is my breasts... your friend meghan

November 17, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Butterfly7 said...

Hey... I just was on KidsHealth and clicked on the cute dream locker thing. Awesomeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this site!!!

do NOT WORRY ABOUT IT, THEY WILL COME SOMETIME!!! reading this makes me want to forget completley about my flat chest

November 21, 2009 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at least you have already went thought the worst part. i just soo coserned about how i looked in the first part but now its over and just dont listen to what they say

November 23, 2009 at 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boys can be very mean about having big breasts. Just ignore them. My bra size is a 32A and I wish my breasts were bigger. But, I know you wish you're breasts were smaller.

November 25, 2009 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you. I'm a C cup and boys and girls stare at my breasts all the time. Once, for a concert my aunt came over since my mom isn't around that much and bought me a top that was WAY too low. i didn't want to hurt her feelings so i wore it. everyone was staring at my breast. one guy even called out 'shes got it and she flauntin it!' I was so embarrassed. i got over it though. now i'm better with my body though i'm still partially still insecure.

November 28, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous nips? said...

how can i tell if i have pancake nipples?? im very worried! i dont want big nipples? this may be a wierd queston but i need to no!

December 5, 2009 at 1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im in midle skool and im like the only one without boobes and i have no clue wat to do i am a later developer i need advice and quick so many people make fun of me

December 10, 2009 at 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u should just be glad that u r u

December 18, 2009 at 4:28 PM  
Anonymous lola! said...

im 11 n i wear a size 34C now thats embarissin! all my friends wear A n B sizes n no guys like them...i think? well i think the only reason my boyfriend likes me is cuz of my big BOOBS!i want to make them smaller! HELP PLEASE!

December 29, 2009 at 4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am the opposite of the opposite of flat. just hearin bout all the talk of the whole boob thing makes me shiver. i am lO amd my chest looks as flat as a 2 year olds. is that normal??????????

Anonymous (K)

January 1, 2010 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger joslyn said...

i think it is cause my boobs developed only 4cms and i still have to wear a bra size b.
and i still dont have periods.

January 9, 2010 at 5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I started growing around my 10th birthday and im only 12 and im bigger than both of my older sisters and my mom.Just be proud of your body and just forget about all those other people because their just jealous they are still wearing training bras and if you got flaunt it

March 2, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is natrual

March 21, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

poor guys!!!!
u should just forget about it.
sorry thats all i can think of.
i wear a bra, except its like not the ones that r like cups.


April 1, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous nina 10 said...

HELLO I AM POSTING A COMMENT HOORAY.OK THIS IS not my first time posting a comment so why am i...nvm.anyways,im ten and beginning to..develope.i am so ashamed!

April 2, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would ignore them. every girl starts getting boobs. they'll come around to that stage to. then they'll realize what it's like to get made fun of. My brothers and sisters make fun of me to.

May 15, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Chrissy said...

Everyone will eventually grow up! Anyway, waht kinda friends make fun of 'early bloomers'? Boys? They shall never understand until they grow and become fathers!

June 13, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is for Juliette.i recommend not to wear a baggy shirt.i did that and big uh oh.that makes them even more noticeable.the reason why is because they sick out from you and if they weren't there it would be flat.

July 20, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im 11 yrs old, and i wear a size 32 sports bra, im about an average chest size in my grade so then y do i already have my period????????

August 27, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's okay. A 30A is not big at all! I wear a 32A and I feel small.

July 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think stick thin means a small bust.

July 15, 2012 at 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. Everyone develops at their own pace.

July 15, 2012 at 9:03 PM  

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