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How long after.....

DD has pubic hair now (for the last 6-7 months probably) and has little breasts now. She just turned 12 and I am wondering how far away her period is. Her behavior makes the think it is coming soon.

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Asked by luvsmygirls77 at 10:13 AM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Hard to say. It varies. Could be tomorrow or 4 years down the road.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:14 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Yeah, sounds like you can expect it any time now.

    Answer by arenad at 10:15 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • You never know each child is diffrent but her body is starting to get ready for it, just be sure she is aware of it, what to do if it happens in school, what too look out for if she feels wet that it might mean she has it.

    So she is prepared if it happens in school.

    Good luck!!!!

    Answer by KFree907 at 10:24 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • When did you get yours? Heredity has a lot to do with it

    Answer by SweetPieMama24 at 10:24 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • I was almost 16 (3 weeks away) BUT I was a ballerina and had like 5% body fat. Even after I got my period it wasn't regular until after the birth of my daughter.

    She knows what to do if she starts her period. We have talked about it a lot and she has pads in her bookbag and purse just in case. Most of her friends have theirs already.

    Comment by luvsmygirls77 (original poster) at 10:29 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Well, I was kinda chunky and not a ballerina. I was not active at all and I didn't start until I was almost 16. She may follow right along or not.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:41 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Each person is different. I was 15 and my sister was 12. My daughter was 14.I got my period before I got breast

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 2:23 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • It all depends there really isnt any way to know for sure

    Answer by LiLJeni at 5:41 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Everybody is different. It was so non-traumatic for me that I don't remember how old I was. I knew I had it before reaching sophomore year. Maybe 8th grade? It sounds like she's more than prepared for it.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 6:03 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

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