My Daugthers are maturing to fast Help!

Dericka - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I feel like my baby girls are maturing to fast phyically the breast and the hairs are there for the 12year old and the 7 year old is getting her patch to and its not under the arm. How do i get emotionally ready for this. what is being prepared. HELP!

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you are never fully prepared for a child to grow up. Make sure you talk to her. I know she is still young but she her hormones are not. be sure to let her know you are there. Tell her if she has any confusing thoughts to come and talk to you. Since her hormones are blooming early she may have some thoughts earlier as well. Make sure you have pages bookmarked on your computer about the changes she will go through. Some people do mature faster.

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Isobel - posted on 04/20/2012

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For the 12 year old...that's completely normal...for a 7 year old, I'd head to the doctor, you can get hormone blockers for precocious puberty. 7 is WAY too young.



(my daughter is 11 by the way, and I feel your pain)



good luck

Jane - posted on 04/20/2012

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It was nice to read the comments, thank you. My daughter is turning 10 next Tuesday and is showing all the signs of "growing up". I am going to have to take her bra shopping soon and can't even imagine the once a month thing. I guess I better get ready!!

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my 12 yr. old started her period a year ago and shes handling it really well. I however, had a few moments of OH MY GOD!!! The nicest thing about it all is that she now identifies with me and has more compassion for my monthly misery, and we actually bond over pads! All you can do is be open and honest with them and theres a great little book about the care and keeping "The Body Book for Girls" put out by american girl(isbn# 1-56247-666-1) and it is quite helpful, for all of you. As for your preparation, buckle up, honey, get a big pack of Midol! Good luck~!

Joanna - posted on 05/22/2009

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it is a scary thing to think that your children are growing up i know this because my daughter is now 15 and once a month turns into a total monster! you just need to try and be patient and answer any questions that they have in a totally honest and upfront manner. things do get better and you will get through it.

i had planned to have my daughter in with me when i had my son now 16 months but unfortunately things did not go to plan and i had to have an emergency c-cec at 36 weeks.

Lori - posted on 05/22/2009

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My 12 y/o is in gymnastics very thin and muscular so I thought she would be slower but she started just two months ago and it was a rapid thing from there like 3 cup sizes since fall. my sister started at 9 1/2 though so its in the family.

Lori - posted on 05/22/2009

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onset of menstruation and hair growth is often determined by body fat percentage ie 18% a heavier girl often starts sooner and due to the increased obesity in children these days there is a trend across the board for puberty to start sooner, . There is also more hormones in our foods i.e. rbgh in cows that may be affecting this. 7 is really young though there was a House episode where the children were having secondary sexual characteristics early and it was because they had contact with a male that was taking male otc enhancement medication. all steroids can be transmitted by contact and this was affecting his children a hypothetical situation but worth checking out.

Christine - posted on 05/22/2009

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I have a ten year old daughter and it seems like all the moms are dealing with this same issue. With my daughter, I have decided to go with openness and honesty in every area along with encouraging her to be a little girl as long as she wants. Some days shes all teen and others my baby. She starts middle school in fall and wants to start shaving. Any advise on how to teach her.

Caroline - posted on 05/22/2009

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my 12 year old got her period when she was 9 1/2 so you really should be speaking to her if you haven't already done so. you'll be surprised how much they know (or think they do) and how well they take it. my daughter is fine now, pain in the bum once a month but who isn't! she's quite dark haired so thing became very obvious very quickly (including her upper lip!). honesty is the best policy .... good luck!

Christin - posted on 05/22/2009

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If you have not had the talk with them yet, especially the oldest, I would say do it now. I do not know where but within the last year there was a story in the headlines about a pregnant 10yr old. I am not making this up.

Hope - posted on 05/22/2009

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I matured physically really fast when I was little..so I am a tad worried about my daughter maturing quick as well. I've been told that now a days girls mature very fast these days.

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you are never fully prepared for a child to grow up. Make sure you talk to her. I know she is still young but she her hormones are not. be sure to let her know you are there. Tell her if she has any confusing thoughts to come and talk to you. Since her hormones are blooming early she may have some thoughts earlier as well. Make sure you have pages bookmarked on your computer about the changes she will go through. Some people do mature faster.

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