I noticed yesterday that my niece had breast buds. They're already the size of say...half dollars. I noticed because her parents haven't gotten her into a bra or at least an undershirt that is form fitting. I tried talking to my SIL about her taking her daughter to go pick out some cute bras and how she'll need to start talking to her about her period and so forth. She just blew me off. I feel for the kid. I had to wear a bra in 3rd grade and I was picked on terribly. When my period came at 11,I had no idea of what was happening to me because my mom kept me in the dark about my development. My niece is precocious and I'm afraid that if she doesn't get the education she requires,she could end up as one of these very young moms. Her parents aren't real big on making sure they know where she is.
Would it be too forward of me to get her one of those books about her body that has all the cartoon style pics in it? Do you think this would make my SIL mad?
Answer by xmama_bellax at 11:38 AM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 11:37 AM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by mommythree0508 at 2:09 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by arenad at 11:39 AM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by Brandi300 at 11:40 AM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 12:23 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 1:18 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
What does your MIL, the girl's grandmother think? That would be the next person to talk to. I would reach out the the girl and mention that you have noticed that she is maturing early. Tell her you did too. Let her know she can talk to you. But don't buy her anything, no books, no bras, unless she asks. Ideally, she should talk to her mother. If the girl isn't being supervised the grandmother should stick her nose in and give her son a load of grief for not stepping up. Someone should know exactly where a 9 year old is at all times.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 10:19 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by gammie at 11:38 AM on Mar. 28, 2011
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