Tracy - posted on 08/26/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter is 8 years old, has been growing in the 90th percentile since I can remember, has armpit hair and can get some serious BO! A friend of mine who's daughter is 9, told me her daughter started her period today!!!! What? I've worried my daughter may start her period early because she has always looked older than her classmates, now had armpit hair (she has dark hair, so it's visible) and for about a year has had some really rank BO. I made her wear deodorant every day last school year, especially on gym days. I don't want her to be made fun of OR smell. We have had a bit of a period talk with family member but I don't think she would be prepared if it happened anytime soon, I know I wouldn't be, I'm more of an awkward person when it comes to emotional change type of things. Thoughts?