Is it normal for my 10-year-old daughter to have her period already?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:58 PM on Sep. 23, 2008 in Health

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  • Yes, it's normal today and in some families. Genetics also play a part. I started when I was 9. My DD started the January before she turned 11. My sister didn't start until she was 15 but she was very active in sports and they say that delayed her. All 4 of her DDs started between 10-11. Don't stress overmuch. I would also be sure and have the talk with her about safe sex--even though you hope she doesn't have it period--I'm a firm believer that just telling them no doesn't work. Provide her with information and don't talk down to her--talk to her as if she understands and then discuss it with her to make sure she gets it.

    melnstephen

    Answer by melnstephen at 6:53 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • It's not uncommon. Some girls develop a LOT sooner than others.
    feesharose

    Answer by feesharose at 2:01 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • happens all the time!!
    redheadedmommie

    Answer by redheadedmommie at 2:02 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • yeah, so sound on the early side of normal. Eleven is the average age.
    momofsaee

    Answer by momofsaee at 2:04 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • I got mine at 9...so yeah, that's normal =]
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 2:12 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • I got my period when I was 10 in Feburary. Now my oldest daughter did not get her period til she was 13. But every girl is different of when they start that cycle of having a period. At least I don't have one anymore. The monthly curse that every one says.
    taabjs

    Answer by taabjs at 3:04 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • I got mine 2 months before my 10th birthday and wasn't the only one in 5th grade who had it. My daughter was 11.
    GrandmaLilla

    Answer by GrandmaLilla at 3:20 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • I was 9, my middle sister was 11, my oldest sister was 12 or 13 and my mom was 15. My sister had a friend that started at 8.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 4:04 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • yup that is normal....
    danni_sweetie

    Answer by danni_sweetie at 4:11 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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  • Very common. The normal range starts as early as 7 or as late as 15.

    Don't forget, sex education isn't a one time talk - it's an 18 year discussion. Get talking now, before it's too late.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:12 PM on Sep. 23, 2008

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