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What age did your daughter develop?

My daughter was 9 when she started developing and was 11 when she started her period. Do you feel things are starting earlier for these kids

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Asked by JuJubean1979 at 8:58 AM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • yes, many girls are starting earlier. however, not mine. she started about 2 years ago and is 13, but has not yet gotten her period, but I think it's VERY close. some seems to be genetic, other reasons seem to be weight. heavier girls seem to start earlier I've heard. i've heard recently of a few girls getting their period around 8 or 9....can you imagine? how do you prepare such a young child for that?

    Answer by michellelvs4 at 9:46 AM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • My sister started at age nine (she's now 65), so I don't think it's just something new. I think it's just that there's a big variation when girls start. I think we talk mor about these things than we did years ago.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 4:02 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • Most girls start at around the same time as their parents. But I do beleive kids are developing and starting earlier and earlier. Some kids have already started at age 9 and thats just too young. My children are 11 and 13 and are deveoped physically but havent started yet.

    Answer by Momabear455 at 9:44 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • i have twin ones been developing for a year the other just started, they are 11. I hope the one that has been developing starts her perios soon because her hormones are as bad as min & im 8 months pregnant!

    Answer by My_o_me_x_3 at 11:08 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • I don't know about it happening earlier now, since I'm 19.. But I started developing around 10 & started at about 12 1/2. Heavier girls do tend to start earlier, and most girls start pretty close to the same time their mother did.

    Answer by KA91 at 11:14 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

  • My DD started to develop around 8. She is not a larger girl, in fact, until she started to hit puberty she was tiny. She started her period about 6 months ago at 10.5. I didn't get mine until I was 12.5 and I was definitely heavier than she was/is. It really shocked us because was always this skinny little thing. Now, at 11, she is 5' tall and had a gorgeously proportioned body and is about 86 lbs.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 12:33 AM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Well I don't have a daughter, but I developed quite quickly. I was 5'11'' at the age of 10. Had to wear a bra since 10. Shaved since 11. Got period at 11. Pubic hair came at age 7-8.

    Answer by nurseheather87 at 12:45 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • My daughter was 10 when she started her period and 11 when she "blossomed" It seemed like it happened over night. It's like I woke up one morning and was SHOCKED!
    I developed very early, too. I am 49.
    I wouldn't worry.
    Take care!

    Answer by SunnieStyles at 8:17 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

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