More and more parents are reaching for "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret" when choosing a bedtime story for their daughters, thanks to a rise in the number of girls entering puberty early. According to CBS' The Early Show, a study publi...More and more parents are reaching for "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret" when choosing a bedtime story for their daughters, thanks to a rise in the number of girls entering puberty early.
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!
Welcome to the first Naked Data Not-So-Noble Awards, a nod to the year's most notably egregious scientific discoveries foisted upon parents. Over the past 12 months, I'm sorry to report many studies garnered media attention out of proportion to th...Studies on breast-feeding, puberty and autism vaccine deserve to be blasted this year.
Boy, you'll be a man soon. Credit: CorbisBoys will be boys. Actually, boys will be men. And it seems boys are growing up at a much faster rate these days -- with some actually achieving something vaguely resembling maturity by their 50th birt...Are boys growing up faster than their fathers?
Girls, they grow up so fast. Too fast. Credit: Getty ImagesFor parents intent on keeping their little girls, well, just that -- little girls -- we hate to tell you, but tweendom is just around the corner. Translation: Your 7-year-old could be ge...Girls are developing breasts earlier than ever.
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.
She's a lot younger than she looks. Credit: CorbisIf 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...
I was once approached by a mother who was concerned that her 11-year-old daughter was overweight. She assured me that her daughter was active as she was involved in dance classes several times a week and played with her friends during recess. She tol...
When it comes to sex ed, we're using the honest-but-age-appropriate method of answering our kids' questions. The idea is that our kids will have had several versions of "the talk" by the time they reach puberty, with the hope that they'll be armed wi...
Science may not have figured out exactly what causes some girls to hit puberty early, but experts are working on how to help those girls get through it. It is well established that girls who experience early onset puberty often struggle with behavior...
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