early puberty 

Girls Who Menstruate Early Can Suffer (Duh!) Depression

If you think periods are depressing as an adult, think how you'd feel if you were younger than 12. Credit: Getty
Hmm, how to put this delicately? Aunt Flo is in town.
Scarlett is returning to Tara. The Red Army is marching south. Th...
Bloating, cramping and bleeding before age 12 is depressing? Stop the presses!

Absence of Biological Father is Linked to Early Puberty, Study Says

Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a new study says. The findings are based on three annual surveys of 444 girls between the ages of 6...Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a new study says.

Lack of Attachment to Mom May Cause Early Puberty in Girls

She's a lot younger than she looks. Credit: Corbis
If you're still on the fence about how you feel about attachment parenting, new research findings about early puberty in girls may send you over the edge. In a study published this week in P...

Bad dads cause early puberty

Research has shown that girls who get their period earlier on are at higher risk of breast cancer, depression and teen pregnancy. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to reaching puberty earlier, including obesity, nutrition, and exposure t...

What causes early puberty?

I know several women, including my daughter Christy, who hit puberty before the age of ten. Breast development is considered the first sign of the onset of puberty, but lord knows it isn't the only one. Besides menstruation, the hormonal effects of p...

Dealing with early puberty

Do you remember fourth grade when the teachers took all the girls, put us in a room and showed us a video on puberty? If you were anything like me, you probably thought "what is going to happen to my body?" It is called "the curse," sweetie. Welcome ...

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